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Zika Virus Outbreak Prompts CDC to Activate Highest Emergency Ops Level

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Prevention’s Emer­gency Oper­a­tions Cen­ter has been moved to Level 1, the agency’s high­est level, due to the risk of Zika virus trans­mis­sion in the U.S., offi­cials said Monda…

 

 

Duchess Kate Champions Mental Health in New PSA

Jamie Simonds/Place2Be via Getty Images(LONDON) — Duchess Kate is on a mis­sion.
The Duchess of Cam­bridge, 34, is speak­ing out in a new pub­lic ser­vice announce­ment (PSA) to raise aware­ness for Children’s Men­tal Health week for her men­tal health c…

 

Can Seasons Affect Your Intellect?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You’ve heard of the win­ter blues. But now, researchers in Bel­gium are sug­gest­ing that sea­sons can affect not only your mood, but also your intel­lect. The authors of the study, pub­lished Mon­day in the Pro­ceed­ings of …

 

 

Suicide Risk Increases After Concussion, Study Suggests

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Con­cus­sion is the most com­mon brain injury in young adults, and new research sug­gests that suf­fer­ing one could increase sui­cide risk. Cana­dian researchers looked at 235,110 patients over a 20-year period (1992 to 2…

 

White House Asks Congress for $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama admin­is­tra­tion is request­ing $1.8 bil­lion in emer­gency fund­ing from Con­gress to fight the Zika virus in the United States and abroad, the White House announced Monday.The request comes after lawmaker…

 

Your Body: Single Mothers and Sleep

Purestock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torHow much sleep do you get every night? If you’re a sin­gle mother, chances are you’re not get­ting enough.According to a new study from the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre…