Michaeleen Doucleff

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What Moms Need To Breast-Feed: Chicken Soup, Grandma's Help, Facebook

Friday, July 14, 2017

We invited readers to tell us how their culture helps moms become breast-feeding pros. The stories we received are so wonderful, we couldn't wait to share them. We even heard from a few dads!


Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer

Monday, July 03, 2017

The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it.


Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.


Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

Monday, June 26, 2017

Many American women want to breast-feed — and try to. Only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why and how to get the instinct back.


What Women Should Keep In Mind When They're Thinking Of Breast-Feeding

Monday, June 26, 2017

A majority of women say they want to breast-feed their babies. But only a small fraction reach that goal. Why is it so hard? Maybe the secrets of breast-feeding are in the past.


Spillover Beasts: Which Animals Pose The Biggest Viral Risk?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rodents, primates and bats likely carry hundreds of thousands of viruses we haven't yet identified. But how do you know which ones might infect humans?


She May Be The Most Unstoppable Scientist In The World

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

First she was shot at on the way to work. Then her house was destroyed by a bomb. That didn't deter this woman scientist.


Is Zika Still A Problem In Florida And The Caribbean?

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Zika outbreak in Florida is officially over. And cases are dropping across the Caribbean. But doctors say the risk to pregnant women there — whether residents or travelers — isn't gone.


Is Zika Dangerous For Kids? It Probably Depends On The Age

Monday, June 12, 2017

Studies have shown that Zika can damage a fetus's brain in the third trimester. Would there also be an impact on the brain of a newborn?


When A Kiss Is Not A Kiss: Why So Many People Get Bitten By Monkeys

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

You might think a monkey is making a friendly face. The monkey, however, might have a very different message in mind.


Powerful New Ebola Vaccine Heads To Congo To Help Stop Outbreak

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been fighting a small Ebola outbreak since April. Now its government has given the green light to use a new Ebola vaccine.


Nacho Cheese Sauce Tainted With Botulism Kills California Man

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.


Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

Monday, May 22, 2017

Two travel tips are often overlooked by clinicians, and can be especially helpful when people are headed to places with less-than-ideal plumbing and sewage systems.


Superbugs 'Crawled Out' Of The Ocean 450 Million Years Ago

Thursday, May 11, 2017

We think of antibiotic-resistance as a modern-day problem. Now scientists have evidence that these superbugs have been around for eons. Clues to their origin are offering clues to their defeat.


Outcry Over Photo Showing The Face Of A Girl Allegedly Being Raped

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A firestorm has erupted over the ethics of using that image on Facebook to promote a photo contest — and the broader issue of how Western media depicts young women and girls in poor countries.


U.S. Supply Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Out By Midsummer

Friday, April 28, 2017

Officials are working on an emergency import deal for another vaccine that is not licensed in the U.S. Even then, a limited number of doses will be available at only a small number of clinics.


Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.


#CuriousGoat: Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease?

Friday, April 21, 2017

The disease-spreading bugs are creeping north in the states. But will they bring diseases like Lyme and Zika with them?


Is Yellow Fever Knocking At Our Door?

Friday, April 14, 2017

An outbreak in Brazil isn't slowing down as predicted. Dr. Anthony Fauci calls it "a potential threat" to the U.S.


The Unexpected Cause Of This Awful Disease Lay Right Underfoot

Monday, April 10, 2017

Farmers in a remote Ugandan tropical forest suffered from an excruciatingly painful foot ailment. Usually parasitic worms are the cause — but not this time.