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The first known Zika virus-linked death in Puerto Rico was announced Friday by officials of the U.S. territory.

First Zika-Related Death in Puerto Rico Reported

Result of severe thrombocytopenia caused by infection with the virus
The first generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Generic Crestor Approved by FDA

First generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
Mandatory safety training for doctors who prescribe opioids is being reconsidered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Reconsidering Training for Doctors Prescribing Opioids

Next week, FDA committee of outside experts will meet to review risk-management plans
Prices of orally administered cancer medications in the United States have risen sharply since 2000

Costs for Orally Administered Cancer Drugs Up Since 2000

Gleevec shows one of the largest price increases
New research suggests that hearing aids might help prevent or slow the development of dementia in elderly people with hearing loss. The study was published online April 25 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Hearing Aids Linked to Stronger Scores on Mini-Mental Exam

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests
The first commercial test to diagnose Zika virus was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

First Commercial Zika Test Approved by FDA

Quest will charge $120 for patients who don't have health insurance
Health care prices vary widely across the United States

Wide Variation in Health Care Costs Across the U.S.

Even within a state, there can be large differences in price
Foods like fruits

Dietary Choices Appear to Impact Microbial Diversity of Gut

Findings from two separate studies
Guidelines have been developed for the management of atopic dermatitis. The guidelines were published online April 14 in The Journal of Dermatology.

Guidelines Developed for Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Current treatment strategies include use of drug therapy, skin care, avoiding exacerbating factors
A newly developed six-question scale has good predictive utility for identifying obstructive sleep apnea in children

New Six-Item Scale Predicts Sleep Apnea in Children

Addition of BMI and neck circumference data do not improve predictive value