Zika Virus

zika virus and pregnancy

In May 2015 the Pan-American Health Organization issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika Virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil lead to reports of Guillian-Barre Syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes. Over the past year the Zika virus has spread into Venezuela, Columbia […]

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Past Pesticides and Endometriosis Risk

pesticides and endometriosis risks

Investigators from the Pacific Northwest reported online in Environmental Health Perspectives¬†that exposure to organochlorine pesticides was associated with the development of endometriosis. Is there any connection to past pesticides and endometriosis risk? ¬†In a case control study of 248 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis and 538 healthy control women, serum samples were obtained so that […]

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