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BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by the Zika virus, the first such cases found in Southeast Asia. Dr. Prasert Thongcharoen, a senior Health Ministry official, said in a statement Friday that the linkage to Zika...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 photo, hospital patient Olivia Stephenson, of Lincoln, R.I., covers the lens of a flashlight as she messages back two light pulses, meaning thank you, to people in surrounding buildings from her room, in Providence, R.I. Businesses around the children's hospital flash their lights on and off every night as a way to say goodnight to sick children inside. Skyscrapers, a nightclub, tugboats and hotels are among the places that flash their lights to communicate with the children. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

City skyline blinks in nightly ritual to cheer up sick kids

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For one sparkling minute each night, skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside a children’s hospital. A gesture that began with a single light six years ago has become a...
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It may not be a boy when dad’s been exposed to dioxin

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Men exposed to dioxin, a chemical once common in herbicides, may be less likely to father boys than peers who didn’t come in contact with this toxin, a recent study suggests.   Researchers studied men and women who were employed...
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