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February 3, 2016

New Topic Page: Zika Virus

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Zika Virus.

Zika is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes. A pregnant mother can also pass it to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth...

February 1, 2016

February Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

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The February issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery: Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer" and "Focusing on Fibromyalgia: A Puzzling and Painful Condition." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.

February 1, 2016

To Your Health: NLM update: Healthy aging's impact on health

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Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Healthy aging's impact on health. The transcript is also available.

Slowing aging may have as much impact as treating diseases to improve the quality of life for adults, finds a review recently published in Science.

January 25, 2016

To Your Health: NLM update: New food and health guidelines

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Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on New food and health guidelines. The transcript is also available.

The newly released dietary guidelines for Americans suggest several specific, wise-eating strategies to improve your health.

January 21, 2016

Winter Weather Emergencies are in the News

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Winter Weather Emergencies are in the News. To learn more, visit the MedlinePlus Winter Weather Emergencies health topic page.

Severe winter weather can lead to health and safety challenges...