Allergies are on the rise worldwide—and developing even one type of allergy early can start someone on a seemingly inevitable path to more. However, scientists are starting to understand some of what’s happening, and the consequences reach farther than originally expected...
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The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
The three-drug regimen cures 90 percent of people who have the deadliest form of the disease
The filing will raise concerns that the agency is shifting climate funds to other programs
Drought fueled by global warming could exacerbate food insecurity, particularly in developing countries
People who receive either therapy soon after infection have a 90 percent survival rate, a clinical trial finds
Researchers trained machine-learning algorithms to read Amazon reviews for hints that a food product would be recalled by the FDA. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The many factors that impact a woman’s ability and desire to have intercourse after giving birth are rarely addressed during a standard postpartum visit
New research contradicts conventional wisdom on fan use during heat waves
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Despite vaccination and treatment efforts, the epidemic in Central Africa has resulted in 1,700 deaths and counting
The drug-resistant form of the virus has been detected at unacceptable levels across Africa, Asia and the Americas
Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has interrupted clinical trials and forced scientists to change how they immunize people
China’s move away from fossil fuels would mean 2,000 fewer premature deaths in the U.S. by 2030
Everyday Einstein explores the human immunodeficiency virus
Scientists ponder how the deadly fungus arose and became so resistant to treatment