Stories about Health

Jan 27 2016

El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as Zika virus spreads

Is the Zika virus contagious ? There have been at least half a million cases there and the virus has appeared in many other countries in Latin America and the Caribbea...

Jan 27 2016

CDC: Ask pregnant women about trips to Zika outbreak areas

Jamaica has not reported any confirmed cases of Zika, but the health ministry has recommended women delay becoming pregnant for the next six to 12 months. Brazil has re...

Jan 27 2016

US Virgin Islands reports its first Zika virus case

Pregnant women are being warned not to travel to the Olympics in Brazil after a virus causing thousands of babies to be born with unusually small heads swept through th...

Jan 27 2016

DEPRESSION Screen Pregnant Women, Panel Says

Risk factors for pregnant and postpartum women include poor self-esteem, child-care stress, prenatal anxiety, life stress, and history of depression , among others. In 2...

Jan 27 2016

Monkeys built to mimic autism-like behaviors may help humans

The DNA of these monkeys were altered for them to develop an autism-like disorder, allowing scientists to study brain activity that could help in finding the proper tre...