Michaeleen Doucleff

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A Dr. Seuss-Like Poem About The Woman Who Pulled 14 Worms From Her Eye

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Her story was so inspirational to readers that they literally sprung into verse, with a Dr. Seuss-inspired poem. What they created is the most joyful poem about eye worms ever written.


First Human Case From New Bird Flu: How Many More Strains Are Out There?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The case of a Chinese woman adds to a growing list of avian flu strains to keep an eye on, including ones that are deadly and contagious. So why are there so many?


You Don't Want To Know What Was In Abby Beckley's Eye

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It felt like there was an eyelash trapped in her eye. But that wasn't the problem.


Trump Proposes Deep Cuts In Detecting Disease Outbreaks Worldwide

Monday, February 12, 2018

The budget would eliminate $120 million a year from an ambitious U.S. program that aims to set up an early-warning system for infectious diseases.


Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

Monday, February 12, 2018

In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?


How To Teach Mosquitoes To Leave You Alone

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mosquitoes find some people way more delicious than others. Now scientists have found a way to make you less attractive, no chemicals needed.


Are There Zombie Viruses In The Thawing Permafrost?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

There's a new fear from climate change: bacteria and viruses buried in frozen ground coming back to life as the Arctic warms up. We went digging in permafrost to find out how worried we should be.


Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Just what exactly is permafrost? And what is happening now that it's warming up? To find out, we enter the Arctic Circle's secret world of ice and frozen history.


Race To Eradicate Guinea Worm And Polio Experienced Roadblocks In 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks.


How To Survive Climate Change? Clues Are Buried In The Arctic

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Climate change isn't new. Scientists are studying an ancient civilization in the Arctic to figure out how they survived climate change. The clues are buried in a secret, seaside neighborhood.


Women's Role In The European Agricultural Revolution Revealed

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Studies of ancient bones show that women's physical labor was crucial to driving the agricultural revolution in Europe. These women's upper bodies were stronger than that of elite athletes today.


How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Health, Spreading Disease

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For decades, scientists have predicted how climate change will hurt people's health. Now an international team of researchers say they're already seeing some of the damage.


Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.


For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn't Better

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control has revised recommendations for treating ME/CFS and now says that vigorous exercise can make symptoms worse. Patient advocates say it's a huge victory.


How Zika Became So Dangerous For Babies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

For decades, Zika had been relatively innocuous. In 2015, that changed. A new study unravels the mystery of what caused thousands of cases of microcephaly.


Advocates Highlight Foreign Aid's Success Stories Amid Talk Of Cuts

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Earlier this year President Trump called for deep cuts in foreign aid. But even small cuts could be catastrophic for some aspects of global health.


So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

Monday, September 11, 2017

For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it.


Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Some species of bacteria in our intestines are disappearing. Can we reverse the microbial die-off? The food eaten by Tanzania's Hadza tribe could hold the answer.


Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.


Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

Monday, August 07, 2017

The technical term is diastasis recti and it affects many new moms. The growing fetus pushes apart the abdominal muscles and the separation often stays open. But science suggests this fix can work.