Washington D.c. -
Speaking at a panel meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a CDC official told the audience the Zika virus remains "pretty concerning," pointing out that mosquito control had diminished in recent years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced they are investigating 14 cases of the Zika virus in U.S. women who possibly contracted the virus through sexual contact with partners who had traveled to Zika- affected countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that Brazil is now reporting 1,761 cases of babies born with microcephaly, a condition where the brain is unusually small. The condition has been linked to a mosquito-borne virus.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Canada by women who say their babies were harmed after the women took a powerful anti-nausea drug that was not technically approved for use during their pregnancies.
Scary news out of Flint, Michigan shows that when the city switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River for its drinking water, blood tests revealed that the tap water residents are now drinking is causing elevated lead levels in the city's children.
A new study has found that pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer can have chemotherapy without endangering their unborn child. Researchers say there appears to be no greater risk of birth defects or other health issues.
As the United States debates the merits of government-sponsored health care, stories emerge from the UK of dramatic bed shortages in maternity wards and the consequences those shortages have on patients in labor.
In a recent swine flu-related study. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that pregnant women who get the dreaded virus are four times more likely to be hospitalized as compared to other swine flu patients.
The EPA has approved the use of methyl iodide, a pesticide on strawberry fields. But scientists and Nobel laureates warn the substance is a neurotoxin and carcinogen that causes tumors and neurological damage when exposed to it.