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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.
Brain parasite makes rodents unafraid of cats, other predators

Brain parasite makes rodents unafraid of cats, other predators

Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases

Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine

Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Children born to women on HIV therapy more likely to have microcephaly, developmental delays

Children born to women on HIV therapy more likely to have microcephaly, developmental delays

Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection

Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection

Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns

Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Research reveals new mechanism which could lead to premature aging in mother cells

Research reveals new mechanism which could lead to premature aging in mother cells

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model

Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model

Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data

Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017