Michaeleen Doucleff

Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:

WHO Aims To Reform Itself But Health Experts Aren't Yet Impressed

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.


WHO Plans To Reshape Itself To Better Handle International Outbreaks

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.


Do Women Need Periods?

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.


Who Should Be Worried About Zika And What Should They Do?

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.


How The Zika Virus Damages The Brain

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Experiments on mice have given scientists an understanding of how the virus causes severe brain malformations.


U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

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.


Ebola Carriers? Why The Virus Keeps Coming Back

Friday, April 29, 2016

A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.


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 ...