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Illinois pregnant women test positive for Zika virus

In Brazil, which is combatting a large outbreak, there has been a significant increase in cases of a birth defect linked to Zika . Physicians are monitoring the health and pregnancies of the two IL women who tested positive. Babies born with the condition can have brains that are not fully developed and a very small head. Health officials in Jamaica have advised women to delay pregnancy for six to 12 months while in Brazil officials have been telling women to consider not falling pregnant ...

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Zika Virus Spreads Across Latin America and the Caribbean

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the mother was likely infected while in Brazil in May 2015. A baby born in Hawaii with a birth defect that affects head size had also been infected with Zika virus , state health officials said Saturday.

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Man Dead, 5 Others Remain Hospitalized After Bial Drug Trial Goes Awry

The first people to fall ill were taken into hospital earlier this week, French media said. The trial, which has been suspended, was conducted by a private laboratory. Bial insisted yesterday that it had followed "international best practice" in the drugs trial. France's national drug safety body (ANSM) has confirmed that it is the worst-ever incident to have taken place in a drug trial in the country.

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'El Chapo' had secret meeting with US actor Sean Penn

But six months later, Guzman was back in custody after authorities located him, thanks to the kingpin's bid to make a biographical film about himself, according to Attorney General Arely Gomez. Early yesterday, reporters swarmed the coastal town of Los Mochis where Guzman was apprehended. Apparently Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman , head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel , also thought his escape was worthy of Hollywood.

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Mexico willing to extradite recaptured drug lord to the US

Once Guzman is formally notified of the extradition requests, he has three days to object and 20 days to persuade a judge to accept his reasons, although that period could be extended. According to Spanish media reports , El Chapo was captured six months after tunneling his way out of prison because he wanted to be a film star.

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Record $949.8M Powerball jackpot numbers drawn

The jackpot amount is the largest in US history and it eclipses the previous record jackpot of $656 million from the Mega Millions game that was won on March 30, 2012. Rising money pool... The ever-increasing jackpot is a result of strong national sales ever since the jackpot was near $400 million just days ago. In Iowa, some stores were apparently running out of paper to print all the $2 tickets people were buying, and in Virginia, they are expecting to sell more than $21,000 worth of ...