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Does Zika Cause Shrunken Heads? Here’s What We Actually Know

buzzfeed.com — The alarming uptick in babies born with shrunken heads is indeed linked to the Zika virus, according to a growing consensus of health experts. But many questions remain about how big the increase really is, how exactly the virus is transmitted from mother to child, and whether other viruses are also involved.
Feb 10, 2016

Does Zika Cause Shrunken Heads? Here’s What We Actually Know >> Great story @dvergano @karlazabs buzzfeed.com/danvergano/the…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedScience: Does Zika Cause Shrunken Heads? Here’s What We Actually Know >> Great story @dvergano @karlazabs https://t.co/V00o4wVB…

Could This Opioid Implant Really End The Opioid Epidemic

buzzfeed.com — Scott Jernigan became addicted to painkillers after his failed back surgery. His doctor had prescribed a month's worth of OxyContin, the signature drug of the nationwide painkiller addiction epidemic, and Jernigan followed it to the letter. Soon, the well-off businessman, husband, and father of two from Florida was an addict, buying pills on the street.
Feb 08, 2016

Big topic in NH: The Battle Over "Bups," The Opioid Meds For Opioid Addicts, by @dvergano buzzfeed.com/danvergano/the… pic.twitter.com/7j5vm8or6I

Feb 08, 2016

RT @BuzzFeedNews: Buprenorphine has become a leading medication for opioid addiction since its approval buzzfeed.com/danvergano/the… pic.twitter.com/aIKkeNjmZn

Feb 09, 2016

.@dvergano reports on a controversial treatment to fix the opioid epidemic—by prescribing more opioids buzzfeed.com/danvergano/the…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @azeen: .@dvergano reports on a controversial treatment to fix the opioid epidemic—by prescribing more opioids buzzfeed.com/danvergano/the…

セックスでもジカ熱感染 米テキサスで初報告

buzzfeed.com — 南米を中心に猛威を振るうジカ熱。蚊の媒介によって広がるが、アメリカ初の感染例は性交渉によるものだった。 テキサス州ダラス郡の保健福祉事務所は2月2日、ジカ熱の感染例を報告。「この患者は、ジカウイルスが広がる国から帰国した患者と性交渉をもった後に、感染した」と 発表した 。渡航先はベネズエラだったという。 ...
Feb 03, 2016

ご注意を/セックスでもジカ熱感染 米テキサスで初報告 buzzfeed.com/danvergano/zik… @dvergano @BuzzFeedJapanさんから

Texas Confirms Case Of Zika Virus Transmitted By Sex

buzzfeed.com — Texas health officials on Tuesday reported a sexually transmitted Zika virus case. "The patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present," said a Dallas County Health and Human Services statement.
Feb 02, 2016

Texas Confirms Case Of #ZikaVirus Transmitted By Sex --> turns out it also happened in 2011! by @dvergano buzzfeed.com/danvergano/tex…

Feb 02, 2016

Texas Confirms Case Of Zika Virus Transmitted By Sex buzzfeed.com/danvergano/tex… via @dvergano

Feb 02, 2016

RT @virginiahughes: Texas Confirms Case Of #ZikaVirus Transmitted By Sex --> turns out it also happened in 2011! by @dvergano https://t.co/…

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No, Jamaica's First Case Of Zika Didn't Come From Texas

buzzfeed.com — Jamaica reported its first confirmed case of Zika virus over the weekend. The 4-year-old child initially developed symptoms in the middle of January and the Zika infection was confirmed on January 29. News stories citing Jamaica's health ministry claimed the child acquired the infection in Texas.

3 To 4 Million People In Americas Could Become Infected With Zika In The Next Year

buzzfeed.com — The World Health Organization (WHO) will call an emergency meeting on Monday to address Zika virus, citing public alarm over severe birth defects in Brazil now associated with the rapidly spreading tropical disease. Some 3 to 4 million people in South America and North America may become infected by Zika in the next 12 months, health officials estimated at a WHO update in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday.
Jan 28, 2016

3 - 4 million people in Americas could become infected with Zika in the next year: buzzfeed.com/danvergano/3-t…

Jan 28, 2016

3 To 4 Million People In Americas Could Become Infected With Zika In The Next Year, @dvergano reports buzzfeed.com/danvergano/3-t…

Jan 28, 2016

The Zika virus could infect 3 to 4 million people in the Americas in the next 12 months, health officials warn. buzzfeed.com/danvergano/3-t…

Jan 28, 2016

The Zika virus could infect 3 to 4 million people in the Americas in the next 12 months, health officials warn. buzzfeed.com/danvergano/3-t…

Jan 28, 2016

RT @s_m_i: The Zika virus could infect 3 to 4 million people in the Americas in the next 12 months, health officials warn. buzzfeed.com/danvergano/3-t…

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Zika’s Spread In The U.S. May Not Be That Bad

buzzfeed.com — Whether a tropical disease linked to a Brazilian epidemic of severe birth defects spreads widely in the U.S. now hinges on a small, dark mosquito with white spots on its legs, a plague for centuries. Aedes aegypti is the main carrier of the Zika virus that has infected more than a million people in Brazil.

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Declared A Global Health Emergency

buzzfeed.com — The World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the Zika virus an international health emergency with up to 4 million cases estimated for the Americas in the next year.
Jan 25, 2016

Mosquitoes Will Spread Zika To The Americas, World Health Organization Says, @dvergano buzzfeed.com/danvergano/mos…

Jan 25, 2016

Mosquitoes Will Spread Zika To The Americas, World Health Organization Says buzzfeed.com/danvergano/mos… via @dvergano

Jan 25, 2016

Mosquitoes will spread the Zika virus to the Americas, World Health Organization says buzzfeed.com/danvergano/mos… by @dvergano

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Anti-Abortion Group Wants To Send Undercover Tapes To Supreme Court

buzzfeed.com — Anti-abortion activists wants to send secretly recorded tapes from abortion clinic conferences to the Supreme Court. In a petition sent on Friday to federal district judge William Orrick III, the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress (CMP), headed by activist David Daleiden, said that it wants to offer secretly recorded audio in support of an ongoing Texas abortion clinic regulations case now before the High Court.
Jan 22, 2016

Breaking: Anti-Abortion Group Wants To Send Undercover Tapes To Supreme Court - buzzfeed.com/danvergano/ant… by @dvergano

Jan 23, 2016

RT @virginiahughes: Anti-Abortion Group Wants To Send Undercover Tapes To Supreme Court, @dvergano reports buzzfeed.com/danvergano/ant…

Sunny Days And Sports Wins Make People More Cocky About Lottery Bets

buzzfeed.com — You may want to watch your wallet on days when your team is winning unexpectedly or the sun breaks surprisingly through the clouds. That's all it took to increase lottery ticket sales in New York City, statisticians report in a new study.
Jan 21, 2016

Sunny Days And Sports Wins Make People More Cocky About Lottery Bets buzzfeed.com/danvergano/nyc… via @dvergano

Jan 21, 2016

@arossotto 's in the news buzzfeed.com/danvergano/nyc… talking about how dumb we are. Sunny Days And Sports Wins Make People Play the Lotto

Jan 21, 2016

This Map Shows Where New Yorkers Buy The Most Lottery Tickets, cool data story by @dvergano and @jsvine buzzfeed.com/danvergano/nyc…

Jan 21, 2016

This Is Where New York City Buys Its Lottery Tickets, neighborhood by neighborhood buzzfeed.com/danvergano/nyc… pic.twitter.com/DMM32xDVjr

Jan 22, 2016

RT @JamesDevittNYU: What happens when the sun & your favorite team wins? @NYUScience has answer (@BuzzFeedNews' @dvergano) https://t.co/7cq…

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Feb 10, 2016

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Feb 10, 2016

RT @KateClancy: Oh @AmericanAnthro, why would you so thoroughly mischaracterize my job and the job of thousands of others? pic.twitter.com/ZY0yf8pTWP

Feb 10, 2016

Review science book mailbag: Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To by Dean Burnett

Feb 10, 2016

RT @tdechant: Where are women science writers published—and where not? theopennotebook.com/2016/02/10/sci… Nice work by @cagraber and @kategammon for @Open_Notebook

Feb 10, 2016

RT @edyong209: Reads "no conflict of interest" on microbiome paper, googles "author's name + patent", immediately finds COI. Again.

Feb 10, 2016

RT @waynehale: Q to NTSB about SS2 mishap: 'has the FAA culture changed as a result? A: don't know.' As a COMSTAC member maybe we should check on that.

Feb 10, 2016

RT @ClimateOfGavin: Failure to deal with harassment is not just #astroSH issue or in the US: TERI alumni's letter accusing Pachauri catchnews.com/national-news/…

Feb 10, 2016

Despite earthquake fears, one Pennsylvania town facing proposed deep disposal well on its outskirts - gantdaily.com/2016/02/09/dub…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @chrisgeidner: Breaking: In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court puts EPA carbon emission rule on hold during appeals process. #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/ze8GhI4ReA


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