At least 40 seemingly healthy howler monkeys have died in recent months — and scientists are worried it may be a sign they're suffering from one of the new diseases racing across the Americas, like Zika or chikungunya.
Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.
At Tulane University's Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care — and other schools are catching on.
President Barack Obama is getting out in front of the fight against the Zika. He's asked Congress for emergency funding to combat the mosquito-borne virus. The money could speed the development of a vaccine, and a much needed diagnostic test for Zika.
The Zika virus, which is believed to be connected to thousands of cases of microcephaly in Brazil, has been known for decades in East Africa. But its reputation there is very different.
If you're confused about Zika, we get it. It’s confusing. But it's also serious — as the WHO declared today.
Take a deep breath, everyone.
In a country with restrictive abortion laws, the Zika virus is changing the debate.
Rio de Janeiro is a week away from its annual Carnival celebration and just months away from hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now it finds itself battling the spread of a the Zika virus and calming the throngs who are expected to come to Rio.
The Zika virus is expected to spread across much of the Americas, but a vaccine is still years away.