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Why it may be a risky period to be pregnant in a tropical country

I have been silently following the progress of Zika virus and given the prevalence of mosquitoes in the country, it was only a matter of time before it became a public health alert. 283 more words

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On the Right to the Most Ideal Life Possible

Last week, the CDC released a statement that women should not consume alcohol during their fertile years unless they are using birth control. This is the latest and most extreme in a series of directives issued by medical authorities to prevent children from being exposed to potentially dangerous substances while in the womb. 847 more words

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Black Health Matters

Black lives have always mattered, just not to people in power. The health and well-being of P.O.C has suffered under years of oppression, violence and abuse.  645 more words

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Parenting Tips for the CDC

So now I know that if I have more than one drink on any given day, the federal government and my doctors will warn me of risks that range from injuries/violence to cancer, with stops along the way for both infertility and pregnancy. 18 more words

Reporting on the World: El Salvador Entry #2

In an effort to reduce the birth defect Microcephaly, which has been linked to the Zika virus, El Salvador and other Latin American countries are urging women to… 349 more words

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Zika: When research goes off the rails

Published in The Hindu on February 7, 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) may have designated the Zika virus and its suspected complications in newborns as a public health emergency of international concern, but this has not concerned Brazil which has so far refused to share virus samples and data with WHO collaborating centres. 759 more words

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