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Zika Virus: Vision-Threatening Problems Tied to Microcephaly
Not only do children born with microcephaly have smaller-than-normal brain and head size, but the Zika virus-associated condition is suspected to cause ocular problems as well.
Researchers have discovered new Lyme disease-causing bacteria, Borrelia mayonii (B. mayonii) in the upper Midwest. Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting, and a more widespread rash, officials say.
Yoga and pulmonary rehabilitation methods are effective for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to findings of Indian study.
A recent study showed one trigger for multiple sclerosis (MS) might the death of brain cells that make myelin
The elusive “viral reservoir” has been seen by many as the last barrier to a cure for HIV infection since the 1997 discovery of the virus’ ability to lie dormant in certain long-lived cells. Chicago researchers have found that the virus can lurk in the lymph nodes in thriving colonies. The finding could lead to a new drug target that could cure AIDS instead of just managing it.
Elite runners tend to develop atrial fibrillation Could that be because of increased levels of microRNA as the heart tries to cope with the stress? A German team found intriguing findings in marathon runners.
The Latino community is one of the fastest growing in the country and also faces its own unique set of health concerns. Finding ways to help patients today can help improve the health of generations to come.
Harold Fernandez was just 13 when he and his 11-year-old brother started the journey from a small town in Colombia to the United States. Despite arriving as an undocumented immigrant Fernandez worked his way through some of the best schools in the country to become a top doctor in his field.
Despite decades of clinical advice that caffeine is bad for the heart, there has been little actual study of its effects. A California team said moderate consumption does not affect the performance of the heart or trigger arrhthymias.

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