Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetics may explain severe flu in Chinese people

A genetic variant commonly found in Chinese people may help explain why some got seriously ill with swine flu, a discovery scientists say could help pinpoint why flu viruses hit some populations particularly hard and change ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Men with Zika exposure to abstain from conceiving longer

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new recommendations on how long men with either Zika infection or exposure should abstain from trying to conceive. The recommendations have been ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects

Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is playing out there, a top U.S. health official said Friday.

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