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NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine

News Release<p>Thursday, August 16, 2018<p>Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine …

Public Health

Social Inequality, As Seen From The Sky

Across the world, urban clusters have -- to a greater or lesser extent -- social and economic differences. Reflected in space, these imbalances of …

Equality

Study finds one in seven Zika-effected children develop health problems

The health effects of the Zika virus has not abated, according to the largest study on children who were vicariously exposed to the virus. The …

Public Health

1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have health issues, study finds

<b>NEW YORK —</b> One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, …

Public Health

1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have health problems: study

NEW YORK — One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, …

1 in 7 babies exposed to Zika in U.S. territories have birth defects, nervous system problems

The first look at how children exposed to Zika virus in the womb are faring at age 1 and older is out, and the report is sobering.<p>A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study out Tuesday found that about 1 in 7 babies exposed to Zika during pregnancy appear to have significant, ongoing health …

Public Health

Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, according to the first long-term look at those children.<p>Tuesday's study focused on the children of women in Puerto Rico and other territories, where …

Public Health

Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' On The Rise Amid Summer Heat

Hoping to escape Hong Kong's summer temperatures, more people are settling into the city's numerous 24-hour McDonald's restaurants to soak in the air conditioning and get a decent night's sleep.<p>A new survey finds that the number of "McRefugees" or "McSleepers" — as they've been dubbed — has …

Hong Kong

Zika Virus Infection Among Pregnant Women and Their... : Obstetrics & Gynecology

Division of Disease Control and the Public Health Laboratory, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York; the Career …

Public Health

National Museum of Natural History

<i>Graphic design by Ogilvy</i><p><b>FREE ticketed event</b><p>Join us as scientists and public health workers share their experiences unraveling and stopping the 2015 …

Public Health

Zika virus disease

Overview<p>Zika (Zee-ka) virus disease is a mosquito-borne viral infection that primarily occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Most …

Public Health

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History

Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and …

Planned Parenthood

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person's body with a single dose.<p>But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure …

Public Health

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

Race & Ethnicity

How the Republican Party Became The Party of Racism

Here’s a joke: <i>What’s the difference between a Klan rally and a Republican Convention?</i><p>Answer: <i>The dress code.</i><p>Here’s another one: How white is the …

Civil Rights

Antibodies from Ebola survivors may protect animals from virus

Two types of antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors protected animals against strains of the virus that cause deadly infections in people.

Ebola

Erratum for the Research Article: “Durability and correlates of vaccine protection against Zika virus in rhesus monkeys” by P. Abbink, R. A. Larocca, K. Visitsunthorn, M. Boyd, R. A. De La Barrera, G. D. Gromowski, M. Kirilova, R. Peterson, Z. Li, O. Nanayakkara, R. Nityanandam, N. B. Mercado, E. N. Borducchi, A. Chandrashekar, D. Jetton, S. Mojta, P. Gandhi, J. LeSuer, S. Khatiwada, M. G. Lewis, K. Modjarrad, R. G. Jarman, K. H. Eckels, S. J. Thomas, N. L. Michael, D. H. Barouch

In the Research Article “Durability and correlates of vaccine protection against Zika virus in rhesus monkeys,” week 2 MN50 data in the RhAd52 panel …

Monkeys

These Maps Show How Millions of People Are Vulnerable to Deadly Snakebites

"Snakebites are a global problem."<p>For most people in the United States, venomous snakes rank pretty low on the list of things to worry about on a …

Public Health

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Research

Immigrant PhD candidate Panshu Zhao rocked by sudden US Army discharge

SAN FRANCISCO — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies …

Historic Danish cottage with lush seaweed roof hits the market for $414,000

Back in the Middle Ages, the Danish island of Læsø found itself with sparse building materials, leading the industrious population to start building …

Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It

CHICAGO — George Vander Linde tapped a code into the emergency room’s automated medicine cabinet. A drawer slid open and he flipped the lid, but found nothing inside.<p>Mr. Vander Linde, a nurse, tried three other compartments that would normally contain vials of morphine or another painkiller, …

Pfizer

An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Studying the intersections of culture, health, and illness<p>Medical anthropology is a field of anthropology focused on the relationship between health, …

Rapid Zika detection test uses smartphone technology

The Zika virus, which continues to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy, …

Student in trouble on Alaska trek finds a husky is her guardian angel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Her mother was home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, watching on her computer screen late Wednesday night as a GPS tracker beamed a cluster of little dots showing that 21-year-old Amelia Milling could be in a cold river near Anchorage, Alaska.<p>“The feeling was sheer terror,” Sharon …

Anchorage

Floridians took Zika seriously in 2016 but most didn't do much about it, study says

Fewer than half of Floridians said they took preventive measures against the Zika virus in 2016, even though they were more informed than the rest of …

Albert Einstein Could Be Just as Cruel as He Was Brilliant

The physicist was recently revealed to be a closeted racist.<p>Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius, and his legacy is omnipresent. He’s …

Chance of contracting the Zika virus in Quebec 'is negligible to nul'

Traces of a tropical mosquito species that could carry a multitude of diseases, including the Zika virus, have been found in Quebec, but scientists …