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Maryland cases of Zika infection now at 12

Twelve cases of Zika virus have been identified in Maryland, a top state health official said Friday.

The emerging tropical disease can cause serious birth defects.

Dr. Howard M. Haft, the state's deputy secretary for public health services, spoke during a news conference called by Gov. Larry Hogan.

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Long-term care insurance rate increase being debated

Senior citizens already paying heavy premiums on their long-term care insurance plans strongly urged state regulators on Thursday to oppose any additional rate hikes wanted by insurance carriers.

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Some popular hair styles can lead to hair, scalp damage

Hair styles popular with African American women can lead to hair loss

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CDC: Pregnancies among black, Hispanic teens drop nationally

Steep declines in birth rates among Hispanic and black teens has lead the overall rate across the nation to drop an all-time low, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rate among Hispanic teens aged 15-19 dropped 51 percent from 2006 to 2014, and 44 percent among black teens, CDC researchers reported.

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Small levels of air pollution may lead to premature birth

New research from Johns Hopkins shows it doesn't take a lot of air pollution to harm fetuses

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Baltimore city health officials go to polling places and offer voters chance to save lives

Health workers offer voters training with opioid overdose drug

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