Study shows Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection

Dallas, Texas - The mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to microcephaly and other neurological problems in newborns of affected mothers directly infects the brain progenitor cells destined to become neurons, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study published online today in Cell Reports.

Researchers Find What Could Be Brain’s Trigger for Binge Behavior

Baltimore, Maryland - Rats that responded to cues for sugar with the speed and excitement of binge-eaters were less motivated for the treat when certain neurons were suppressed, researchers discovered.

Reasons to Care About Your Core

Scottsdale, Arizona - Whether you enjoy going to the gym five days a week or doing a few sit-ups occasionally, chances are you may not place enough emphasis on your core. Because of the tendency to neglect this group of muscles, it’s important to know the benefits your body receives from core muscle exercise.

Your Hearing At Risk? Protect Your Ears

Yuma, Arizona - Hearing loss is a natural part of the aging process. But, noise-induced hearing loss is on the rise, leading to May being recognized as Better Hearing Month.

Butterfield Foods, LLC. Recalls Broccoli Salad Kit Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Washington, DC - Butterfield Foods, LLC., a Noblesville, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,966 pounds of broccoli salad dressing product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.