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Weird News
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," Debbie Geddes wrote of the lake trout she reeled in.
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I was given just seven short days to make the biggest and most difficult decision of my life.
Healthy Living
This explains why Zika virus can have a devastating impact on babies, even when their mothers had only mild illnesses.
Healthy Living
Even if babies were born with normally-sized heads, they may still suffer lifelong effects from Zika exposure in the womb.
Healthy Living
A new study reveals more about a Zika-linked joint condition in babies.
Wellness
With summer in full swing, increasing concerns about the spread of the Zika virus in the United States are raining on our
Healthy Living
Florida has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground.
Impact
The growing number of cases of microcephaly, caused by congenital Zika infection, has been declared a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that "everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we originally thought."
Healthy Living
Even though confirmation is a huge step in Zika research, so many questions remain.
Science
Have you noticed in the past few years, we seem to be continuously assaulted by microbial menaces? The latest is one that we are beginning to know well is Zika.
Healthy Living
"We think microcephaly is only the tip of the iceberg."
Wellness
I am pro-choice. I am not talking about choice. I am talking about how it feels as a disabled person to witness panic about disabled bodies coming into this world. 
Wellness
The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?