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Guillain Barré Syndrome

Study Finds Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living

A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and...

Zika and the Brain

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the near future should avoid Zika-infected areas, and men who've traveled to Zika-infected area should refrain from unprotected sex. Currently, there are not any treatments or vaccines for Zika, so hang on, we are in for a bumpy ride this summer and beyond.

Zika Is Extremely Good At Mutating. Here’s What You Need To Know.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living

As a disease, Zika virus caught the world’s doctors and scientists off-guard. It appears to cause severe harm in a variety of different ways, includ...

The U.S. Will Probably Have At Least One Zika Virus Outbreak

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is likely to see outbreaks of the Zika virus, with perhaps dozens or scores of people affect...

Scientists Confirm Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Nebehay and Julie Steenhuysen GENEVA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birt...

Scientists Confirm Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, (Reuters) - French scientists say they have proved a link between the Zika virus and a nerve...

No, It's Not Cancer -- It's a Rare Disease

Erin Havel | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

My family did not have other families to talk with, or survivors to hear from. I couldn't explain the pains I was feeling to anyone who understood what I was talking about. At the time, there was only one doctor we found to consult with, and he had very limited knowledge on the subject.

Zika Virus, Linked To Birth Defects, Is Spreading Across The Globe

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with mi...

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

Debilitated Artist Finds Freedom In The Water

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Artist Alfredo de Batuc always felt at home in the water, but he never knew it would come to represent his freedom after a debilitating disease would ...

Rare Paralyzing Disease Strikes AZ-Mexico Border

Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living

A rare condition that can cause paralysis has sickened two dozen people in a small area straddling the Arizona-Mexico border, authorities said on Tues...