Zika Testing Advised For Pregnant Women In 6 Texas CountiesThe Texas Department of State Health Services said Friday it's recommending testing for women in their first and second trimesters in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties.
Texas Senate Panel Mulls Contentious 'Wrongful Birth' BillA "wrongful birth" bill prohibiting parents from suing doctors after their child is born with severe disabilities has begun advancing in the Texas Legislature.
Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding Bill Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the measure with partisan provisions and unfair spending cuts.
Study Asks: Is Too Much Folic Acid A Cause Of Autism?A new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a good thing — very high levels of folic acid in mothers' blood at the time of childbirth was linked to higher risk of autism years later.
CDC Says Zika Virus Undoubtedly Causes Birth DefectsHealth officials on Wednesday said that there is no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Experts had previously been cautious about making a definitive link.
Study Supports Linking Zika Virus To Brain Birth DefectA lab study has found that the Zika virus can infect embryonic cells that help form the brain, adding to the evidence that the mosquito-borne virus causes a serious birth defect.
Health Official Doubts Zika Virus Poses Major Threat To USA leading Obama administration health official says he doubts the United States is vulnerable to a widespread outbreak of a virus linked to a wave of birth defects in Brazil.