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April 17, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.The U.S. is likely to see local outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps perhaps dozens or scores of people affected, says a health official. More than 350 Americans were infected abroad, but has yet to confirm anyone infected within it's borders.This is RadioMD News... U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose another 8.5% last year, driven mainly by ultra-expensive new drugs and price hikes on other medicines, finds a new report. The data comes amid growing criticism of unaffordable drug prices from patients, doctors and insurers.And... get green, you may live longer. People living in homes surrounded by lots of trees and vegetation may have a lower risk of death than those living in areas with less greenery, a new study suggests. The people with the most vegetation around their homes had lower instances of respiratory disease and lower rates of cancer. Greenery also seemed to improve mental health as well. Might be time to get a few more house plants, huh?For RadioMD News, I'm

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