The link between Zika virus in pregnant women and microcephaly brings to center stage the topic of abortion in the region
Helping parents to help their children can close the rich–poor health gap
Just 40 percent of girls and 22 percent of boys have received the three-dose series of shots needed to fully protect against the virus, study finds
Initial results will be expected this spring
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Gypsyamber D’Souza of Johns Hopkins University discussed the rise in HPV-related oral cancer, its connection to oral sex and the risk for men at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...
New guidelines to curb the overuse of drugs in food animals are inadequate to deal with a growing crisis
Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addressed ways to deal with the U.S. opioid epidemic at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...
Scientific American editors Mark Fischetti, Dina Maron and Seth Fletcher talk about the info they picked up at the just-concluded annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C...
Health risks of nearly 10,000 chemicals charted to help predict toxicity of untested substances.
Scientists claim a novel bacterium causes some different symptoms, adding to the body of research showing the complexity of the disease
Mice with the right mix of microbes were spared the worst of a malaria infection, possibly via some sort of "booster effect" on the immune system. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Regional health experts are bracing themselves for imported cases of the mosquito-borne illness
Prospective work will help solidify connections to this autoimmune disease
A public health advocate determined how much exercise is required to burn off various typical big game foods.
The country's government is asking donors to wait 30 days after infection to donate, but many patients are asymptomatic
The decision comes even as the group says the risk of such disease transmission is "extremely" low
Dallas County health officials say the patient acquired the virus via sexual contact
With the virus linked to serious birth defects, the designation should help fast-track international action and research priorities
At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, talked about benefits and risks associated with antioxidant supplements...