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Professional golfers are likely to have oddly shaped hip joints, researchers have discovered. The University of Warwick team put 55 elite players into medical MRI scanners and, to their surprise, found many had egg-shaped right hips while their left joints were the usual ball shape. Whether golfing causes the deformity or not is unclear, they say in the British...

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Zika's now spreading from state to state in the U.S.. Health officials in Texas said Monday a resident there caught Zika in Florida and brought it home. It doesn't mean Zika's an epidemic just yet, but it does show just how easily the virus can spread once enough people in an area are infected. ...

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Viruses are more dangerous when they infect their victims in the morning, a University of Cambridge study suggests. The findings, published in PNAS, showed viruses were 10 times more successful if the infection started in the morning. And the animal studies found that a disrupted body clock - caused by shift-work or jet lag - was always vulnerable...

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The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different -- so different that her track career could be over. Marked "confidential" and signed "best sporting regards,"...

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The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting. Desperate patients sometimes travel across the country to get on a shorter waiting list - if they can afford it. On Monday, the United Network for Organ Sharing...

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic. The declaration allows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to award grants, access emergency funds and temporarily appoint personnel where needed, among other things. "This administration is...

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It's going to feel like a steam bath in parts of the country over the next few days. Meteorologists are predicting a "brutally" hot and humid weekend in many regions, with temperatures hitting triple digits. New York City is bracing for a daytime Saturday high that will feel like 106 Fahrenheit because of the humid tropical...

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Three new non-travel cases of the Zika virus have been found in Florida, bringing the number of cases confirmed there so far to 28, health officials said. The mosquito-borne virus can cause microcephaly and other birth defects. "Active transmission" is occurring in a one square mile area of the Wynwood arts neighborhood north of downtown Miami,...

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In a first-of-its-kind study, neuroscientists from Duke University report today that eight long-term paraplegics have regained feeling and some movement in their legs after training with a brain-controlled robotic device. The patients used what's called a brain-machine interface, including a virtual reality system that used their own brain activity to help them recover sensation in their...

BBC News
The Zika virus has been found in the sperm of an Italian man six months after his first symptoms, twice as long as in previously reported cases. Doctors at the Spallanzani Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome said it pointed to the possibility that the virus was reproducing itself in the male genital tract. The infection is suspected...

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