To get measles vaccine coverage for all, try small nudges to hesitant parents
Research program collects fluid specimens from the community and analyzes them with the latest molecular diagnostics instruments
The virus is receding in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but the picture is "mixed" in Guinea
Help University of Oklahoma scientists study microscopic life in search of new drug compounds
A Canadian boy picked up new allergies when he received donor plasma
You can now share your genome, health and microbiome info, and viral infection data to crowdsourced medical research projects. Cynthia Graber reports
The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years
Scientific American ’s Dina Maron talks with Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general for health security at the World Health Organization, about the current Ebola outbreak, the threat of sexual transmission and the hope for a vaccine...
I've seen the needle and the damage avoided
The pathogen’s evolution does not appear to be outpacing efforts to develop an arsenal against it
An interview with members of the committee that concluded the U.S. health agency is “on the way to losing credibility”
The Plasmodium parasite uses an altered type of plant chloroplast to manufacture pine-and-lemon-scented chemicals, which lure in the bloodsuckers. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Health care is decimated, leaving the region more vulnerable than ever to infectious diseases
Researchers estimate that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination rate among the people who were exposed to measles in that outbreak may be as low as 50 percent
The FDA announced strict new recommendations for preventing the transmission of antibiotic-resistant infections from reusable medical devices such as those that have spread recently at several hospitals...
Gaps in immunization could cause as many deaths as the current epidemic itself
When employers forbid paid time off for illness, infectious workers spread disease and hurt business
A new proposal pegs the start of the Anthropocene to the little ice age and the Columbian Exchange
Deaths, economic losses and other negative impacts from disasters have caused losses equivalent to 42 million "life-years" annually since 1980, according to the UN