False reports and a lack of health care complicate Sierra Leone’s attempt to round up Ebola-positive individuals
When I stepped into the schoolhouse, I instinctively tucked my camera back inside its case. Health workers had taken over its one room for the day, and a ritualistic exchange of greetings gave way to tense silence...
We’re driving on a dirt road and my interpreter, one of the friendliest guys I’ve ever met, is absorbed in a conversation with a health worker in our group.
New sequencing data challenges prior thinking that sponges were the most ancient animals in evolutionary history
A fast-growing salmon moves closer to approval after a fishy delay
Costumed chimps used to make me grin ear to ear when I saw them on TV. Now I realize there’s little that separates that delight from coveting a Chinese potion made from rhino tusks.
The largest animal group might need revising after priapulid worm discovery
The virus's evolving virulence is being tracked via samples taken from dead crows and blue jays
A new study signifies the beginning of the end of psychiatrists' guess-work in figuring out which antidepressants work best for individual patients
A new monkey study suggests that genetics and healthy diets might matter more for longevity than consuming a very-low-calorie diet
Changes in the gut microbiome from low-dose antibiotics caused mice to gain weight. Similar alterations in humans taking antibiotics, especially children, might be adding to the obesity epidemic...
Some researchers fear that the combined pill's use in healthy people might have unacceptable side effects and spark the emergence of resistant viruses
High-ticket items at my local 99¢ store endanger lives. For $6 a pop (or 2 for $10) a child brings home a baby turtle hardly larger than a quarter. They’re deceptively deadly pets for kids who put the bitty creatures in their mouths, or who neglect to wash their hands after touching the turtle...
Fossil suggests evolutionary order requires revision
Bedbug sprays sold for residential use in neighborhood stores rarely eradicate or prevent bedbugs. Credit: Amy Maxmen In April I moved from one bedbug infested district of Brooklyn to one infested worse...