• Problems for some babies with Zika continue long after birth

    Problems for some babies with Zika continue long after birth

    Dec 14, 2017 09:19 PM EST

    ... spectrum that can be caused by Zika virus infections during pregnancy.” Dr. Peter Jay Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, has also studied the long-term effects of children born with the virus in Latin America. He says today ...

  • 5 important stories you may have missed

    5 important stories you may have missed

    Dec 05, 2017 03:35 PM EST

    ... The woman, who is unnamed for privacy reasons, was born without a uterus, but received one via transplant as part of a clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The baby was born via scheduled Caesarean section, “healthy and screaming.” [TIME] Why it matters: This is only the ...

  • How a brain gets hooked on opioids

    How a brain gets hooked on opioids

    Oct 09, 2017 10:31 PM EST

    ... pain. A person with opioid use disorder becomes preoccupied with the search for the drugs. Certain contexts become triggers for their cravings, and those triggers start overlapping in their minds. “The basic view is some people start with the pain trigger [the chronic back problem], but it gets partially substituted ...

  • Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

    Forget sharks: 7 things in the water swimmers should actually fear

    Jul 22, 2017 07:52 PM EST

    ... United States each year. Other symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, and the nagging feeling that you need to go to the bathroom. These symptoms usually start a couple days after swallowing a bit of contaminated water — usually at a lake or pond, but also at beaches. In most cases, rest ...

  • How one U.S. company is trying to surf the tides of foreign trade

    How one U.S. company is trying to surf the tides of foreign trade

    Sep 09, 2016 12:47 AM EST

    ... coats the boards with fiberglass, told us back in 2013 that he was earning less, in real dollars, than he made 20 years before. Today, Naylor says he's doing better, but: DAVE NAYLOR: Only for the reason that, instead of just working one job, I got a little part ...

  • Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

    Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

    Jun 30, 2016 03:12 PM EST

    ... Zika virus, and one example of the challenge facing public health officials. "I'm showing you Zika heaven," said Hotez, the tropical medicine dean at Baylor College of Medicine. Hotez and other tropical disease specialists are most concerned about impoverished urban areas along the Gulf Coast, where the numbers of ...

  • Is a perfect storm of Zika virus conditions coming to the Gulf Coast?

    Is a perfect storm of Zika virus conditions coming to the Gulf Coast?

    Apr 19, 2016 12:05 AM EST

    ... it might mean in some cities in the southern parts of the country. He's the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatrician and microbiologist at Texas Children's Hospital. I interviewed him from our New York studios. I want to ...

  • Changing the face of leadership in Nepal

    Changing the face of leadership in Nepal

    Aug 28, 2014 05:42 PM EST

    They grew up in two different countries -- Claire Charamnac in Singapore and Claire Naylor in Nepal -- where they independently became conscious of the disadvantages women faced. After meeting at Georgetown University, they decided to do something about it. They focused on Nepal, which in recent years has made strides in ...

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    Texas Employs Aerial Spraying to Combat West Nile Virus Emergency

    Aug 16, 2012 10:02 PM EST

    A current epidemic of West Nile virus has claimed the lives of 26 people in the U.S., 10 in Texas alone. In Dallas and the surrounding county, authorities have declared a state of emergency. Jeffrey Brown talks to Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Kristi Murray about the outbreak ...

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    Bracket-Busting Cinderella Teams Enter 'Unprecedented' March Madness Final Four

    Mar 29, 2011 12:32 AM EST

    ... not belong here. And I think that the team could use that as motivation, but only for so long, because after a while, when you start beating some pretty big teams, like Georgetown, like Purdue, you're going to start to get a little bit of a big head. And ...