Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Experiments on mice have given scientists an understanding of how the virus causes severe brain malformations.
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.
Friday, April 29, 2016
A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.
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.
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.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Scientists estimated how contagious the virus is in Colombia — and that gives us some clues to how it might spread in the U.S.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Scientists say research has establish a connection between Zika and microcephaly. More research is needed to establish how much danger a fetus is in if a pregnant woman becomes infected.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Using a battery of advance tests, doctors at Johns Hopkins were able to see signs of brain damage in a fetus that standard tests had missed.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Scientists now have evidence the Zika virus was spreading in South America long before health officials detected it. The findings suggest Zika could be hiding out in other corners of the world, and Southeast Asia may be the next region to see a big outbreak.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
To figure out how the outbreak began, scientists decoded the genomes of Zika viruses in Brazil. The findings suggest Zika could be hiding out in other corners of the world.
Monday, October 26, 2015
In 1893, a German scientist made a striking discovery: Cells from a fetus hide out in a mother's body after birth. Scientists say these cells alter the risk of breast cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Kamala B.K. is tiny. She's barely 5 feet tall. A bright red ribbon sets off her dark hair.
As she walks past our guesthouse in the village of Tankut, we try to get her to come over and talk to us. But the 14-year-old won't come over to the porch.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy resigned this week after accusations that he sexually harassed students became public. Researchers are asking why so little is done to stop harassment in science.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Most hospitals around the country aren't doing a good job of helping new moms who want to breast-feed, researchers
report Tuesday in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Several common practices at the institutions may actually prevent moms from sticking with breast-feeding for six months — the duration ...
Monday, September 28, 2015
For the past 10 years, doctors have used a genetic test to decide which patients may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery for breast cancer.
Now a study confirms that this test, called Oncotype DX, works well for a small group of patients. But a longer, follow-up study is ...