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  • Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

    Posted: 09/22/2016

    Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika can be detected in fluid inside the eyelid and in the eye's outermost layer, a new study shows. Some people infected with Zika develop conjunctivitis, an eye infection common among children known as "pink eye," the study authors explained. And the researchers noted that infants born with Zika-related microcephaly -- a birth defect characterized by a small head and abnormal brain development -- have also had significant da...

  • Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic material from the Zika virus is present in the tears of infected mice, which suggests the virus may linger in the eyes, researchers say. The discovery from tests on mouse fetuses, newborns and adults may help explain why some people infected with Zika develop eye disease that puts them at risk for permanent vision loss. What isn't yet known is whether or not this Zika material in the eyes can transmit infection, and ...

  • Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

    Posted: 08/31/2016

    Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news when it comes to Zika's effect on infants: A case study suggests the virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth. The report, published online Aug. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine , involves a baby boy born in January to a woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Zika is typically transmitted via mosquito bites, but sexual transmission can also occur. T...

  • Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus kills neural stem cells in the brains of adult mice, giving clues to its effects on the human brain, researchers say. The Zika virus is typically transmitted via mosquitoes and can cause a transient illness. It is most dangerous to pregnant women, due to the virus' link to microcephaly, a devastating birth defect where babies are born with smaller than normal heads and underdevelop...

  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome What is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome? Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare digestive disorder. If you have ZES, you likely have one or more tumors in the first part of the small intestine, the pancreas, or both. These tumors, called gastrinomas, release the hormone gastrin. This causes the stomach to release too much acid. Stomach acid is needed to break down food. But, too much acid can cause painful peptic ulcers inside the lining of your stomach and intestine. While gas...

  • Zesty Grilled Chicken with Thyme

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zesty Grilled Chicken with Thyme (Gluten-free) Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half 2 teaspoons Dijon-type mustard 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 sprigs fresh thyme (about 1/4 teaspoon) 1 teaspoon horseradish (optional) Directions Combine all the ingredients except chicken in a bowl or container large enough to accommodate the chicken breasts. Coat the chicken breasts with the mixture and let stand at least 15 minutes. Grill (or broil) about 5 minutes per side, or until chicken is co...

  • Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll SATURDAY, Aug. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns around the mosquito-borne Zika virus aren't dampening many Americans' plans to visit Florida, a new survey shows. Puerto Rico may soon be a different story, however, as the Obama administration declared a public health emergency in the U.S. territory on Friday. The number of Zika cases there now total 10,690, with 1,035 of those being infected pregnant women. "This Administration is committe...

  • Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns around the mosquito-borne Zika virus aren't dampening many Americans' plans to visit Florida, a new survey shows. Earlier this month, the first cases of locally acquired Zika infection were confirmed in the Miami-area Wynwood neighborhood. The virus can cause a transitory illness but is most dangerous to pregnant women, since maternal infection can trigger a serious birth defect called microce...

  • Zika Linked to Deformed Limbs in Newborns

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zika Linked to Deformed Limbs in Newborns TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus has already been linked to serious birth defects in the brain, and now it looks as if the virus may also cause deformities of joints in the arms and legs of newborns, a new Brazilian study suggests. The condition -- called arthrogryposis -- causes multiple joints to be contracted or curved. This condition hadn't previously been linked to Zika, although two previous reports suggested there might be an assoc...

  • Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The death of a newborn in Texas is being blamed on a birth defect linked to fetal exposure to the Zika virus, state health officials say. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Texas Department of State Health Services, the baby's mother contracted Zika when she traveled to Latin America during her pregnancy. The Zika virus is typically transmitted via mosquitoes, and is especially dangerous during pregnancy ...