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Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure

By | September 20, 2016

Egg and peanut consumption during infancy is linked to lower risk of allergy to those foods later in life, according to a meta-analysis.

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Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.

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WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees

By | August 29, 2016

The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

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Four individuals acquired the virus in a region of north Miami, health officials report. 

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Unexplained Zika Case in Utah

By | July 18, 2016

Health officials are investigating a case of Zika infection in a patient who acquired the virus while caring for an infected relative who died this month.

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A woman in New York who tested positive for the virus passed it on to her male partner, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Zika Update

By | July 14, 2016

Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

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People returning from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil will not substantially affect viral transmission in most participating countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.

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