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  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains — believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus — typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say. But not all are destined to a life of [...]

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Early treatment with the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may shorten hospital stays for pregnant women with the flu, especially those who are severely ill, new research suggests. Pregnant women are at increased risk for serious illness, complications and death from the flu, the study authors said. The new study looked [...]

  • Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Eye defects may occur in babies born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, researchers report. Since a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil last April, there has been an unusual rise in the number of babies born with microcephaly (an [...]

  • New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been identified in the United States, and it may bring even worse symptoms, health officials said. Borrelia burgdorferi was the only bacteria species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America — until this new discovery, the researchers said. The newly-identified bacteria, called [...]

  • Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who sequenced the genome, or genetic composition, of the Lyme disease-transmitting deer tick hope the achievement will lead to new ways to control the blood-sucking parasites. The decade-long effort involved an international team of 93 scientists from 46 institutions. “The genome provides a foundation for a whole new era [...]

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