Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Neuroimaging essential for Zika cases

Seventy-one of 110 Brazilian infants at the highest risk for experiencing problems due to exposure to the Zika virus in the womb experienced a wide spectrum of brain abnormalities, including calcifications and malformations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue infection: A shield against Zika-related birth defects

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America less than 5 years ago had severe consequences for expectant mothers. Many who were infected with the Zika virus gave birth to children with microcephaly and other birth defects, collectively ...

HIV & AIDS

China HIV/AIDS cases surge by 14%

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China has surged by 14 percent, with most cases transmitted through sex rather than blood transfusions, state media said Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

USPSTF reaffirms screening for syphilis in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all pregnant women for syphilis infection. These findings form the basis of a reaffirmation recommendation statement published in the Sept. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rhesus macaque model offers route to study Zika brain pathology

Rhesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants, according to a report by researchers at the California National Primate Research Center and School of Veterinary Medicine ...

Immunology

Disease risk after pediatric heart surgery

Infections and autoimmune diseases are more common among people who have undergone heart surgery as children and had their thymus removed at the same time, which is often done to get access to the heart. This is evident in ...

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