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June 20, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in just weeks after getting the go-ahead from U.S. health officials. The FDA says test results should be available by the end of the year. There are currently no licensed drugs or vaccines for Zika.Rates of Parkinson's disease nearly doubled for U.S. men in the past 20 years, new research finds. Experts believe this may have to do with a steep decline in the smoking rate in the U.S. Smoking has been linked to a potentially lower risk for Parkinson's disease in previous studies.And... not enough sleep again? Just grab a coffee, right? Not so fast. New findings indicate caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of improper sleep levels. Caffeine intake will help keep you sharp for a few days, but not so much after that. In other words, coffee or tea will help in the short-term, but there's no substitute for proper rest over the long haul. Experts recommend adults get 7-8 hou

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