Michaeleen Doucleff

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Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

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.


Killing Reindeer To Stop Anthrax Could Snuff Out A Nomadic Culture

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.


Pregnant Women Should Consider Not Traveling To Southeast Asia

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.


U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

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.


Epic Climate Cartoon Goes Viral, But It Has One Key Problem

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.


Blame It On The Boys: How To Stop Vampire Bats From Spreading Rabies

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan.


Does Asia Have A Secret Weapon Against Zika?

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.


Ketamine's Split Personality: Risky Club Drug, Effective Anesthetic

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.


Your Gut's Gone Viral, And That Might Be Good For Your Health

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.


Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

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?


New Virus Breaks The Rules Of Infection

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.


Zika Images Show 'Worst Brain Infections That Doctors Will Ever See'

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.


How Big, Really, Is The Zika Outbreak In Florida?

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.


Could Worms In Your Gut Cure Your Allergies?

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.


Why The World Isn't Close To Eradicating Guinea Worm

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.


Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost

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.


With Zika in Miami, What Should Pregnant Women Across The U.S. Do?

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?


Americans Are Shrinking, While Chinese And Koreans Sprout Up

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A massive study looks at how heights around the world have changed over the past century.


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.