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Second Zika vaccine trial gets under way in US

Second Zika vaccine trial gets under way in US

MIAMI — US health authorities on Wednesday (Aug 3) launched the second human trial of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and is now...

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm globally

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm globally

LONDON — Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the...

She sourced for donated milk online

She sourced for donated milk online

Having successfully breastfed her third child, 39-year-old business owner Fiona Grier was confident of doing the same for her fourth child, Ciara, when she was born two months...

Gallery: Tongue-tie baby turns nursing champ

Tongue-tie baby turns nursing champ

A combination of professional help, a supportive husband and a breastfeeding-friendly workplace helped public servant Mieko Otsuki, 39, successfully breastfeed her baby Elijah...

Alaskan woolly mammoths died of thirst: Study

Alaskan woolly mammoths died of thirst: Study

MIAMI — One of the world’s last surviving groups of woolly mammoths likely died of thirst as the salty seas rose around these iconic Ice Age creatures 5,600 years ago,...