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Has Maternal Mortality Really Doubled in the U.S.?

Statistics have suggested a sharp increase in the number of American women dying as a complication of pregnancy since the late 1980s, but a closer look at the data hints that all is not as it seems...

June 8, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

Vaccine Aims at Fly Host of Disease Parasite

An experimental leishmaniasis vaccine relies on eliciting an immune response to a protein from the saliva of the sand fly that carries the leishmania parasite, rather than on anything from the parasite itself...

June 3, 2015 — Cynthia Graber

How to Stop Dengue [Video]

Infecting mosquitoes with a common bacterium might be the best tool available for fighting “breakbone fever”

May 22, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

Three strains of the virus are decimating poultry farms across the country, but how they’re being transmitted remains unclear

May 18, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron
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