In the past, measles outbreaks have been brought under control with vaccines, but the dynamic may be shifting
We can “nudge” our way toward a healthier planet
Republican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender
A large-scale study shows that weight gain in rural areas is the main factor currently driving the obesity epidemic
A new study adds to growing evidence that immune system dysfunction and altered gut microbes may contribute to the development of eating disorders
Automation can help; so can encouraging STEM students to consider careers in diagnostics
Nearly 700,000 people get sick or die each year from infections they get in the hospital—most of which are preventable
Ovarian Cancer Research Association’s (OCRA) Survivors Teaching Students educates medical students about disease symptoms — before it’s too late.
Is a runaway immune reaction making a dengue vaccine dangerous?
Two-thirds of all U.S. maternal deaths are considered preventable. Racism—not race—is a critical factor
People without resources have higher death rates
The surge in cases has sent 66 children to the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Liberia to Hawaii, including one on the discovery in Northern Ireland of soil bacteria that stop the growth of MRSA and other superbugs...
The likelihood of an event like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and of its massive precipitation, is fivefold higher in the climate of today than it would have been some 60 years ago
The vaccine is up to 40 percent effective at preventing malaria in young children
Snake venom toxicity depends on snake size, energy requirements and environmental dimensionality more than on prey size.
The IUD is held up as the gold standard of contraception. That says a lot about the slothful pace of innovation
It can flag drug-resistant pathogens long before patients show up in hospitals and clinics
Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol
Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World...