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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