Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A Canadian flight attendant had been blamed by media for years for bringing HIV to the U.S. A new study proves that's impossible. The virus that took hold came from Haiti in the early 1970s.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Zombie bacteria in defrosting reindeer carcasses brought anthrax back to Siberia. Now the government wants to slaughter 250,000 reindeer to stop the spread.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to parts of Southeast Asia because of the risk of catching Zika. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Singapore and Thailand.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Drug resistance is no longer a matter of health. It could have massive implications for the world's economy and food supply.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
People talk a lot about the warming of the Earth by a few degrees. Now a cartoon shows you what it looks like.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Southeast Asia has all the right ingredients for a massive outbreak. But it also has a hidden advantage that could keep the virus from spreading.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
It's best known as a hallucinogenic club drug here in the U.S., but in many countries, ketamine has a more noble role.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Think of it as a gift within a gift. Some beneficial gut bacteria contain viruses called "bacteriophages." And some of these phages now have been associated with good intestinal health in humans.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A virus is generally like a little ball with a few genes. Now scientists have found one that's broken up into five little balls — as if it were dismembered.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Babies born with small heads are "just the tip of the iceberg" of what Zika does to a fetus's brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.
Monday, August 22, 2016
So far, health officials know of 37 confirmed cases of people who contracted Zika from mosquitoes in Miami. But computer models suggest the underlying outbreak in Miami is bigger — and spreading.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Some people are trying to treat autoimmune problems with an unlikely tool: worms that live in your gut, permanently. Scientists are finally starting to figure out whether they work.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Health officials thought they were close to wiping out the parasite. It's been President Carter's dream for decades. But the dogs of Chad have turned out to be a major problem.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Russia is experiencing its first anthrax outbreak in more than 70 years. One child died. Health officials think it might have been triggered by warming permafrost, which unleashed dormant bacteria.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Federal health officials are cautioning pregnant travelers to avoid a Miami neighborhood where at least 14 cases of the virus have been traced to local mosquitoes. What about the rest of Florida?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A massive study looks at how heights around the world have changed over the past century.
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.
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.