Michaeleen Doucleff

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Monkeypox On The Rise: How Worried Should We Be?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The virus, a cousin of smallpox, is popping up in some African countries — and making headlines in the U.S. But is it really a rising threat?


How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Health, Spreading Disease

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For decades, scientists have predicted how climate change will hurt people's health. Now an international team of researchers say they're already seeing some of the damage.


Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.


For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn't Better

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control has revised recommendations for treating ME/CFS and now says that vigorous exercise can make symptoms worse. Patient advocates say it's a huge victory.


How Zika Became So Dangerous For Babies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

For decades, Zika had been relatively innocuous. In 2015, that changed. A new study unravels the mystery of what caused thousands of cases of microcephaly.


Advocates Highlight Foreign Aid's Success Stories Amid Talk Of Cuts

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Earlier this year President Trump called for deep cuts in foreign aid. But even small cuts could be catastrophic for some aspects of global health.


So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

Monday, September 11, 2017

For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it.


Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Some species of bacteria in our intestines are disappearing. Can we reverse the microbial die-off? The food eaten by Tanzania's Hadza tribe could hold the answer.


Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.


Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

Monday, August 07, 2017

The technical term is diastasis recti and it affects many new moms. The growing fetus pushes apart the abdominal muscles and the separation often stays open. But science suggests this fix can work.


What Moms Need To Breast-Feed: Chicken Soup, Grandma's Help, Facebook

Friday, July 14, 2017

We invited readers to tell us how their culture helps moms become breast-feeding pros. The stories we received are so wonderful, we couldn't wait to share them. We even heard from a few dads!


Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

Monday, July 03, 2017

The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it.


Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.


Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

Monday, June 26, 2017

Many American women want to breast-feed — and try to. Only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why and how to get the instinct back.


What Women Should Keep In Mind When They're Thinking Of Breast-Feeding

Monday, June 26, 2017

A majority of women say they want to breast-feed their babies. But only a small fraction reach that goal. Why is it so hard? Maybe the secrets of breast-feeding are in the past.


Spillover Beasts: Which Animals Pose The Biggest Viral Risk?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rodents, primates and bats likely carry hundreds of thousands of viruses we haven't yet identified. But how do you know which ones might infect humans?


She May Be The Most Unstoppable Scientist In The World

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First she was shot at on the way to work. Then her house was destroyed by a bomb. That didn't deter this woman scientist.


Is Zika Still A Problem In Florida And The Caribbean?

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Zika outbreak in Florida is officially over. And cases are dropping across the Caribbean. But doctors say the risk to pregnant women there — whether residents or travelers — isn't gone.


Is Zika Dangerous For Kids? It Probably Depends On The Age

Monday, June 12, 2017

Studies have shown that Zika can damage a fetus's brain in the third trimester. Would there also be an impact on the brain of a newborn?


When A Kiss Is Not A Kiss: Why So Many People Get Bitten By Monkeys

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

You might think a monkey is making a friendly face. The monkey, however, might have a very different message in mind.