Tag archive for ‘Zika’
By Admin On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Could Zika virus help battle deadly brain cancer?

The Zika virus is well known for causing devastating brain defects in fetuses. But what if scientists could use that ability to do something good? Researchers report that they think they might be able to harness More...

By Admin On Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Morning Rounds: Breakthrough gene-editing method, fight against Zika

August 5, 2017, 7:53 AM| Drs. Jon LaPook and Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a scientific breakthrough in disease-causing genes, new developments More...

By Admin On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Florida confirms sexually transmitted Zika case

MIAMI — Florida health officials have reported the state’s first sexually transmitted Zika case in 2017. The Florida Department of Health confirmed the case in Pinellas County on Tuesday, and said More...

By Admin On Monday, April 10th, 2017

Are U.S. blood donations safe from Zika?

U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America’s blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season. A transfusion of Zika-tainted blood can pass the More...

By Admin On Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Morning Rounds: Zika and pregnancy in the U.S.

April 8, 2017, 7:39 AM| Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss a new report about zika and pregnancy within the United States; dietary supplements and heart health; More...

By Admin On Friday, December 16th, 2016

Zika study in U.S. pregnant women tracks birth defect rate

A U.S. study of Zika-infected pregnancies found that 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infected early in pregnancy. It’s the first published research on outcomes More...

By Admin On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Zika birth defect may surface months after birth

Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage to developing babies. The findings More...

By Admin On Monday, November 21st, 2016

Zika no longer “global health emergency,” WHO says

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause severe birth defects in the infants of infected mothers, is no longer a “global health emergency,” the United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) declared More...

By Admin On Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Morning Rounds: Battling Zika, health effects of e-cigs, and more

November 12, 2016, 7:36 AM| CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss human trials for Zika vaccines, the More...

By Admin On Monday, October 31st, 2016

Testes shrink, sperm counts drop in Zika animal study

Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply reducing sperm counts and fertility, says a study that raises a new specter about its threat to people. Experiments found testes of infected mice shrank about More...