Michaeleen Doucleff

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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.


How Contagious Is Zika?

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.


Ha ha HA Haha. The Sound Of Laughter Tells More Than You Think

Monday, April 11, 2016

Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.


Zika Is Linked To Microcephaly, Health Agencies Confirm

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.


Pregnant Women May Be Able To Get Answers About Zika Earlier

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.


Scientists Reveal New Evidence Of Possible Zika Spread Beyond South America

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.


Zika Lurked In South America Months Before Cases Reported

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.


Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

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.


A Girl Gets Her Period And Is Banished To The Shed: #15Girls

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.



Sexual Harassment Case Shines Light On Science's Dark Secret

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.


Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding

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 ...


Breast Cancer Gene Test Helps Predict Who Can Skip Chemo

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 ...


Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Scientists have found that working in one's 60s and 70s is associated with better physical and mental health. Even part-time work may be enough to reap the benefits.


Deadly Heartland Virus Is Much More Common Than Scientists Thought

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's called the Heartland virus disease. Since it was first detected in 2009, there have been only nine reported cases in the Midwest, including two deaths.

So scientists thought the Heartland virus was limited to a small region.

That assumption was wrong.

A team at the Centers for Disease Control ...


Engineers Create A Titanium Rib Cage Worthy Of Wolverine

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

At first glance, the metallic device almost looks like a high-tech bike pedal. Or maybe the latest cooking gadget for zesting lemons. Or, perhaps, it's a secret weapon for X-Men superhero Wolverine.

But look again.

Doctors in Spain say this is the world's first 3-D-printed rib cage, made entirely ...


The World Is Running Out Of A Critical Snakebite Antidote

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

If a venomous snake bites you in Africa, you're likely to survive when you're near a hospital. That might not be the case next year.


The Problem With Teens Is That They're Just Too Rational

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Teenagers aren't always risk-taking gamblers; they put a lot of effort into weighing financial choices, a study finds. Adults are more apt to adopt rules and quickly make choices that are good enough.


Preemies' Survival Rates Improve, But Many Challenges Remain

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

These are the tiniest babies born. Some weigh only a pound or two. And can fit in the palm of your hand.

Extreme preemies — born somewhere between 22 and 28 weeks — have a better chance of surviving now than they did 20 years ago, doctors report Tuesday ...


As More Adults Pedal, Their Biking Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hospital admissions caused by bike injuries have more than doubled in the past 15 years across the country. One doctor thinks the "Lance Armstrong effect" could be a reason for the jump.