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CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months – NPR

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months – NPR

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months – NPR Enlarge this image The Zika virus has been largely spread by mosquitoes, but it can also be spread by sexual intercourse. NIAD/Flickr hide caption toggle caption NIAD/Flickr The Zika virus has been largely spread by mosquitoes, but it can […]

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months – NPR

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months – NPR

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Procreation For 6 Months – NPR Enlarge this image The Zika virus has been largely spread by mosquitoes, but it can also be spread by sexual intercourse. NIAD/Flickr hide caption toggle caption NIAD/Flickr The Zika virus has been largely spread by mosquitoes, but it can […]

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Babymaking For 6 Months – NPR

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Babymaking For 6 Months – NPR

CDC Tells Men At Risk Of Zika To Put Off Babymaking For 6 Months – NPR Enlarge this image The Zika virus has been largely spread by mosquitoes, but it can also be spread by sexual intercourse. NIAD/Flickr hide caption toggle caption NIAD/Flickr The Zika virus has been largely spread by mosquitoes, but it can […]

Risk of Zika-Related Birth Defects ‘Very Disturbing,’ Official Says – Voice of America

Risk of Zika-Related Birth Defects ‘Very Disturbing,’ Official Says – Voice of America

Risk of Zika-Related Birth Defects ‘Very Disturbing,’ Official Says – Voice of America BOSTON —  The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing fetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said Thursday. Microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies develop abnormally small heads, is one of […]

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion – NBCNews.com

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion – NBCNews.com

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides .1 Billion – NBCNews.com A special MRI at Children’s National Health System can image a developing fetus and help doctors better track any damage caused by Zika virus. Children’s National Health System It’s just over half what federal health agencies say they need, and the approval squeaked through […]

FDA Approves First ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Diabetes – NBCNews.com

FDA Approves First ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Diabetes – NBCNews.com

FDA Approves First ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Diabetes – NBCNews.com Jonathan Platt and his mom Angie. Jillian Sipkins About 5 percent of the 29 million Americans with diabetes have Type-1 diabetes. Type-1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, caused when the body mistakenly destroys pancreatic cells that produce hormones like insulin and glucagon that control blood sugar. […]

Measles Has Been Eliminated in the Americas, WHO Says – NBCNews.com

Measles Has Been Eliminated in the Americas, WHO Says – NBCNews.com

Measles Has Been Eliminated in the Americas, WHO Says – NBCNews.com Measles has been eliminated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday. It’s the first time the highly contagious virus has been eliminated in an entire region, although it has been eliminated in individual countries, such as […]

It’s a boy! Report says first baby born with DNA from 3 parents – CBS News

It’s a boy! Report says first baby born with DNA from 3 parents – CBS News

It’s a boy! Report says first baby born with DNA from 3 parents – CBS News In this image made available by the Oregon Health and Science University, a faint white blotch in the tube at right is DNA that has been removed from a human egg, center. The red dot is from a laser […]

A Health Benefit of Roller Coasters – The Atlantic

A Health Benefit of Roller Coasters – The Atlantic

A Health Benefit of Roller Coasters – The Atlantic East Lansing, Michigan, becomes a ghost town during spring break. Families head south, often to the theme parks in Orlando. A week later, the Midwesterners return sunburned and bereft of disposable income, and, urological surgeon David Wartinger noticed, some also come home with fewer kidney stones. […]

The Protective Power of Morning Sickness – The Atlantic

The Protective Power of Morning Sickness – The Atlantic

The Protective Power of Morning Sickness – The Atlantic People are always saying the wrong thing to pregnant women. Expectant mothers hear everything from the obnoxious (“You’re huge!”) to the outright bizarre (“If you eat that Sriracha, your baby will come out bald”). Then there are the well-meaning—yet utterly unhelpful—superstitions and platitudes: “I can tell […]

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