Typhus and other infectious illnesses hit homeless communities
Medical researcher Steffanie Strathdee needed to save the life of her husband, researcher Tom Patterson, when he contracted one of the world's worst infections. She turned to phage therapy: using a virus to kill the bacteria...
Scientists say the rise in illnesses is due to a combination of government suppression of research, a lack of disease data and climate change
Surging conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is hampering efforts to stamp out the virus
Environmental change, urbanization and human movement are helping mosquitos spread
10 years after the so-called “Berlin Patient,” a second man has been put into sustained remission
Warming temperatures are exposing more people to heat waves and increasing the risk of disease spread
Grandmothers can enhance the survival of grandchildren. That is, unless grandma’s too old or lives too far away. Karen Hopkin reports.
The growing gulf between rich and poor inflicts biological damage on bodies and brains
Johnson & Johnson has submitted its esketamine for regulatory approval, but researchers still don't understand how the fast-acting antidepressant lifts moods
The incidence of foodborne illness could jump in a warming world, due to an increase in housefly activity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Kent State epidemiologist Tara Smith talks about vaccines, recent preventable measles outbreaks and her 2017 journal article on vaccine rejection.
Eradicating harmful species may have unintended consequences
When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports.
A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story
Researchers are battling to identify and assess a worrying class of persistent chemicals
Death rates have dropped during past economic downturns, even as many health trends have worsened. Researchers are scrambling to decipher lessons before the next big recession
Nick Sireau’s quest to give his sons weed killer could help thousands struggling with rare genetic conditions
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Papua New Guinea to Kazakhstan, including one on the slow slide of Mount Etna in Italy.
Killing ticks and inoculating people has failed, so researchers try immunizing mice via vaccine-laced food