One day a highly contagious and lethal strain of influenza will sweep across all humanity, claiming millions of lives. It may arrive in months or not for years--but the next pandemic is inevitable...
Veterinarian Linda A. Detwiler helps to ensure that a fatal brain disease that can afflict humans doesn't appear in U.S. cattle. It can be a thankless task
Children with diseases of the elderly and studies of genes that extend life spans in animals are opening a window on how we age
Scientific American covers the United Nations summit addressing the global threat of superbugs.
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Scientific American reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on health care workers' inability to deliver the yellow fever vaccine where it is most needed. Go to www.ScientificAmerican.com/oct2016/yellow-fever...
Health workers are not trained to address patients' self-destructive impulses—but they should be
A look at major advancements in cancer treatments throughout the years, from the first radical mastectomy in 1882 to the immune checkpoint inhibitors and DNA-sequencing tests of the 21st century...
How digital drug dealers and virtual users are providing clues to help stop the U.S. opioid epidemic
Viral hepatitis is on the rise. Tackling hepatitis B in Africa is key to fighting back
As the Zika virus continues to spread, Scientific American explores efforts to contain the threat and develop an arsenal to defend against it.
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Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them
An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development