Michaeleen Doucleff

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

Monday, September 15, 2014

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.


American Fighting Ebola Receives Blood Transfusion From Survivor

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Last Friday, Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.


Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.


Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.


How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.


Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.


Sea Lions And Seals Likely Spread Tuberculosis To Ancient Peruvians

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By analyzing the DNA found in 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists found evidence that sea mammals were the first to bring tuberculosis to the Americas.


Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away โ€” the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?


Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Monday, August 18, 2014

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.


Ebola Outbreak Is A Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

Friday, August 08, 2014

Ebola is spreading faster than efforts to stop it in West Africa, the World Health Organization says. Places hardest hit don't have enough doctors, nurses and medical equipment to contain the virus.


Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.


Doctor With Ebola Is Improving, As Nigeria Reports Second Case

Monday, August 04, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.


Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

Friday, August 01, 2014

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?


Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fists?


2 Americans Catch Ebola In Liberia, As Nigeria Reports First Case

Monday, July 28, 2014

The largest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow. There have been more than 1,200 cases reported. And the virus has likely spread to Africa's most populous city, Lagos.


Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

Monday, July 28, 2014

A U.S. company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.


How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

Monday, July 28, 2014

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: the rapid decline of fish and fauna.


Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.


A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward.


Experimental Cocktail May Speed Up Cure Of Drug-Resistant TB

Monday, July 21, 2014

Over the past few decades, tuberculosis has evolved into dangerous forms that can't be killed by traditional antibiotics. But there's a new weapon in the pipeline to wipe out the deadly infection.