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How Happiness Boosts the Immune System

Researchers have struggled to identify how certain states of mind influence physical health. One biologist thinks he has an answer

November 27, 2013 — Jo Marchant and Nature magazine

What 11 Billion People Mean for Disease Outbreaks

The explosive growth of the human population—from 2.5 billion to 6 billion since the second half of the 20th century—may have already started changing how infectious diseases emerge

November 26, 2013 — Bahar Gholipour and LiveScience

You’ve Got Mail… about STDs

A new app stores sexually transmitted disease test results in one place and, if you like, can discretely notify sex partners of your health status

November 21, 2013 — Dina Fine Maron

Influenza: Trying to Catch a Moving Target

Despite decades of research decoding the influenza virus—and great advances in treating and vaccinating against the disease—this infectious pathogen continues both to surprise and confound us...

November 11, 2013 — Jeffery K. Taubenberger

How Cancers Grow [Video]

Researchers believe at least six key things have to go wrong for most tumors to develop

November 5, 2013 — Christine Gorman
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