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Measuring head circumference (also known as occipito-frontal circumference) is a significant part of the proper evaluation of a child’s growth and development, as it represents a direct indication of head growth. Therefore deviations from normal head growth may reveal certain congenital or acquired problem.
A clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

A clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains

New method combines organoid technology with bioengineering to build better brains

Zika entry into India – cause for concern

Zika entry into India – cause for concern

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

A new Zika threat hovers as summer’s mosquitoes get bzzzzy

Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies

Study suggests Zika virus poses wider threat in human pregnancies

Genetic sequencing reveals how Zika virus spread in the Americas

Genetic sequencing reveals how Zika virus spread in the Americas

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Brisbane researchers synthetically re-create Zika virus to better understand birth defects

Brisbane researchers synthetically re-create Zika virus to better understand birth defects

New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections

New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections

Preclinical results of translational research show favorable outcomes in developing Zika virus vaccine

Preclinical results of translational research show favorable outcomes in developing Zika virus vaccine

Computational analysis highlights potential economic burden of Zika outbreak in the U.S.

Computational analysis highlights potential economic burden of Zika outbreak in the U.S.

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016

Zika-related birth defects reported by 1 in 10 US based pregnant women infected by the virus in 2016

Zika virus may pose increased risk to people previously infected with dengue and West Nile, study finds

Zika virus may pose increased risk to people previously infected with dengue and West Nile, study finds

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

Study reveals high-resolution view of Zika viral life cycle within infected cells

Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure

Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure

Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics

Zika continues to plague babies in Rio’s sprawling urban slums even after Olympics

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development

Maternal infections during pregnancy may alter genes key to prenatal brain development