Michaeleen Doucleff

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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

When a teenage girl in rural Nepal gets her period, an ancient tradition may drive her to sleep outdoors. But one 15-year-old is trying to break the taboos around menstruation.


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

Although an increasing number of U.S. hospitals and other birthing centers now encourage women to breast-feed and teach them how, other common practices by staff can hinder moms from sticking with it.


Breast Cancer Gene Test Helps Predict Who Can Skip Chemo

Monday, September 28, 2015

A large study confirms that a test doctors have been using for a decade works well for low-risk patients. More work is needed to draw conclusions about chemotherapy for women with riskier tumors.


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

The Heartland virus was considered rare. Scientists now say they've found signs of it circulating in animals across the Midwest, New England and the South. They think human cases have been missed.


Engineers Create A Titanium Rib Cage Worthy Of Wolverine

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Doctors say it's the first time a titanium sternum and set of ribs have been made with a 3-D printer. The custom-made device has already been implanted in the chest of a cancer patient in Spain.


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

Extremely premature babies, those born between 22 and 28 weeks of gestation, are more likely to survive now than they were 20 years ago. But the very youngest still have serious health problems.


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.


Zero Ebola Cases Reported In Sierra Leone, As Epidemic Peters Out

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A year ago, West Africa was reporting more than 500 new Ebola cases each week. This week, the region had just three. Could the epidemic finally be grinding to a halt?


Engineers Make Narcotics With Yeast. Is Home-Brewed Heroin Next?

Friday, August 14, 2015

The yeast produce only tiny amounts of the drug. But eventually, the technology could lead to better painkillers and other medicines. Drug officials worry the microbes could fall into the wrong hands.


Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler's Diarrhea?

Thursday, August 06, 2015

There are about as many myths and misconceptions about traveler's diarrhea as there are names for it, such as Delhi belly and Montezuma's revenge. We're here to explain what actually will help.


To Avoid Intestinal Distress While Traveling Overseas, Skip The Ceviche

Thursday, August 06, 2015

It has many names: Montezuma's Revenge. Delhi Belly. But the things that keep you healthy here (like washing your hands) turn out not to be that helpful against traveler's diarrhea. Here's what is.


Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

Friday, July 31, 2015

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.


Songs That Heal: Preserving A Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Sunday, July 12, 2015

There are only six people left in the world who know the healing songs of the Wachiperi, an ancient group in the Andes. One of them flew 3,000 miles to share his skills — and cure headaches.


Cholera Vaccine Protects Whole Community, Even Unvaccinated

Friday, July 10, 2015

A cheap, oral vaccine — about the size of an "energy shot" — offers fresh hope for preventing cholera epidemics, like the one that has killed nearly 10,000 people in Haiti.


From Pygmy Hunting Songs To Taylor Swift, What Makes Music Universal

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Can you hear what's similar about a Palestinian line dance and Swift's "Shake It Off"? Or The Sound of Music's "Do-Re-Mi" and a Pygmy song? Scientists have finally decoded the language of music.