Alexander the Great's body did not decay for nearly a week after his death. Katherine Hall said this and symptoms of the ancient conqueror's illness suggest he likely had the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
Feature | Health January 27, 2019
Scientists are just starting to find out the heartbreaking effects of the Zika virus on babies that were born infected with it. The babies, followed in a study by the CDC, are facing significant developmental difficulties.
Public Health December 15, 2017
Researchers have found that improperly cooked chicken meat contain a bacterium that can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Their findings also hinted at how treating the autoimmune condition can be improved.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 11, 2016
Researchers from the Pan American Health Organization have found a strong connection between the Zika outbreaks and increased incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In some Zika-affected countries, rates of temporarily paralyzed patients rose by as much as 877 percent.
Public Health September 1, 2016
The Zika virus is known to affect pregnant women and their developing fetus in the womb — but what are Zika effects on children and should they be a cause for concern? Here are tips to protect kids from the virus.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016
Recent deaths of patients infected with Zika show the mosquito-borne virus, which do not often cause symptoms in infected individuals, can kill. Here's how the virus attacks.
Public Health May 1, 2016
The dreaded Zika virus may have mutated rapidly that is why it has caused serious complications that were not seen in past outbreaks. The researchers have found that there is a line between the virus found in Africa and the strain first seen in Asia, where the strain causing microcephaly originated.
Life April 17, 2016
The mystery link between Zika virus and neurological disorders continues to deepen with every new report collated from all over the world. Although not yet completely proven, microcephaly and Guillain Barre syndrome have become the most common possible neurological disorders associated with the virus.
Life April 6, 2016
The link between Zika virus and microcephaly and other neurological disorders has reached a strong scientific consensus, according to the World Health Organization. These neurological disorders include the Guillain-Barre Syndrome that can cause temporary paralysis.
Life April 1, 2016
A new study linked the Zika virus to the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome. In a major Zika outbreak years ago, 24 out of 100,000 Zika patients emerged likely to develop GBS - versus only one or two out of 100,000 in Europe and North America.
Life March 1, 2016
Zika virus has been linked with the sudden surge of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The World Health Organization reports increase GBS cases in Latin American countries.
Life February 16, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) said the link between Zika virus and two neurological diseases could be confirmed within weeks. This followed the sudden increase of microcephaly cases among infants born to mothers infected with the virus.
Life February 13, 2016
Zika virus continues to plague certain parts of the world. Experts are worried, however, that a vaccine and diagnostic tests for the disease may still be 10 years away from now.
Life January 29, 2016
Cases of a rare paralysis condition increased in areas where Zika virus is circulating. Health officials are investigating if the virus is associated with the disorder called Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
Life January 22, 2016