Michaeleen Doucleff

Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:

The HIV Trap: A Woman's Lack Of Control

Saturday, July 23, 2016

AIDS is the biggest killer of young women in southern Africa, where many are sexually abused. The CEO of a nonprofit is trying to tip the balance to women with an unlikely tool: a vaginal ring.


Zika Epidemic May Have Peaked But Will Threaten U.S. For Years

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Scientists have evidence that the epidemic in Latin America may have started to subside. But the U.S. isn't out of the woods yet.


Why Back Pain Is Nearly Non-Existent In Some Populations

Monday, July 04, 2016

Most Americans will, at some point, suffer back pain, but there are a few cultures where back pain hardly exists. (This piece originally aired on June 8, 2015 on Morning Edition.)


How An Electric Shock Could One Day Protect You From Zika

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scientists are making impressive progress in creating a vaccine for Zika. And they're using a new technology that makes vaccine development faster than ever.


How The Screwworm's Sex Life Saved Your Steaks

Friday, June 24, 2016

A crazy idea helped get rid of the screwworm fly, which once took a toll on cattle. Now the strategy is being used in the battle against Zika.


Zika And Children: What Parents Need To Know

Monday, June 20, 2016

So far, data suggest that Zika doesn't pose the same risk of neurological defects to babies and children as it does to fetuses in the womb. But doctors don't know the long-term effects of the virus.


Zika Infection Late In Pregnancy Carries Little Risk of Microcephaly

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Scientists tracked nearly 600 pregnant women in Colombia, who were reportedly infected with Zika during their third trimester. None of these women gave birth to a baby with apparent problems.


Here's Really Where Zika Mosquitoes Are Likely In The U.S.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A few months ago, health officials published a map that made it look like a big part of the U.S. was at high risk for Zika. Now they've released a new map that paints a very different picture.


So You're Going To A Place With Zika? Here's What You Need To Know

Friday, June 10, 2016

The first question: Should you go at all? The next question: If you do go, how do you protect yourself?


Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?

Friday, June 03, 2016

There's a heated battle about the Olympics in Rio. Some health experts are calling for the games to be moved because of Zika. Others say attending the games doesn't pose a threat.


Mysterious Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Stumps Disease Detectives

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

There's fever. And unexplained bleeding. Like Ebola. But tests show that the 51 cases in South Sudan are definitely not Ebola.


WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren't Yet Impressed

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The health agency is making changes so it can get boots on the ground if a pandemic strikes. But critics say it hasn't gone far enough.


WHO Plans To Reshape Itself To Better Handle International Outbreaks

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Health officials have warned for years that the world is not ready for the next big pandemic. Leaders at the World Health Organization are meeting this week to try to change that.


Do Women Need Periods?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Long-lasting hormone contraceptives are now the most recommended form of birth control for young women. And many women say the fact that they can reduce or eliminate periods is a big plus.


Who Should Be Worried About Zika And What Should They Do?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mosquito season is just getting underway in the U.S., and some areas have the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus. Pregnant women in places like Florida and Texas are at greatest risk.


How The Zika Virus Damages The Brain

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Experiments on mice have given scientists an understanding of how the virus causes severe brain malformations.


U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The money was part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It went to sex ed classes and public health messages in Africa. Effective or not? A new study offers a clear verdict.


Ebola Carriers? Why The Virus Keeps Coming Back

Friday, April 29, 2016

A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.


People Who Are HIV-Positive May Be Aging Faster Than Their Peers

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A study finds that HIV infection — or the treatment for it — can have an impact on the way the body ages.


New Polio Vaccine Rollout Comes With A Big Risk

Monday, April 18, 2016

This week the world is attempting a first — the largest, quickest rollout of a vaccine in history. The goal is to make the polio vaccine safer, but it comes with a big risk.