30 Cases of Zika Now Confirmed in Puerto Rico
A digitally-colorized image of particles of Zika virus
February 12th, 2016
Puerto Rico reported its first locally transmitted case of Zika in late December, and health care workers now have diagnosed a total of 30 people with the virus, according to a new report.
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Surgery Leaves Woman with 'Temporary Kleptomania'
A woman shoplifts.
February 12th, 2016
In an unusual case, a woman developed an irresistible urge to steal after she had surgery.
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Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to Answer
February 11th, 2016
Scientists are investigating many more questions about Zika than just how to fight it with vaccination.
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30-Year Amnesia: How the Brain Suddenly Remembers
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February 12th, 2016
A bizarre case of a man who suddenly recovered his memory after 30 years highlights the unpredictable nature of amnesia, one expert says.
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Undetected HIV Leads to Cluster of Cases in Adult Film Industry
HIV Virus in Bloodstream
February 11th, 2016
A male adult film star in California who underwent regular HIV testing still ended up contracting the virus and infecting two other men before the disease was detected.
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To Stop Brain Shrinkage, Start Moving
A man works out with weights.
February 10th, 2016
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.
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Head Case: Henry VIII Beheaded Wives Due to Head Injuries?
An engraving of King Henry VIII
February 10th, 2016
Henry the Eighth had heads cut off, but was his head injured as well?
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Zika Virus in Semen Provides More Evidence of Sexual Spread
An illustration of sperm and egg meeting.
February 12th, 2016
The case of a man in the United Kingdom who had Zika virus a few years ago provides even more evidence that the virus can be transmitted through sex.
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How a Basketball-Size Cyst Eluded Doctors
A CT scan showing the cyst within the woman's abdomen.
February 11th, 2016
A woman's abdominal pain was dismissed by a doctor, until an ultrasound revealed its cause.
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Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia
An artist's concept of the human brain.
February 10th, 2016
A study of cadavers reveals a dramatic decrease of vitamin B12 in the brain across the ages but also among young people with autism and schizophrenia.
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