HIV was the third leading cause of natural deaths in South Africa in 2013, up three places from the previous year, and the second highest killer of young people, a survey by the national statistics agency shows...
About 50,000 people are alive today because U.S. hospitals committed 17 percent fewer medical errors in 2013 than in 2010, government health officials said
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The candidate drug will be tested next to see how well it can help prevent infection
Sophisticated mathematical tools suggest that the immune system has a blind spot when it comes to subtle mutations of the influenza virus
When the World Health Organization recently named blood transfusions from Ebola survivors as its priority experimental therapy for the disease ravaging west Africa there was only one major problem: no data indicating that such transfusions work...
The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV...
Dutch officials said on Sunday bird flu had been found at another poultry farm in the Netherlands, the fourth in recent weeks
The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday
A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment center for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday...
Everyday Einstein explains what exactly Ebola is, and breaks down some of the misinformation being spread by news outlets
India's report marks the first cases of the disease in the country since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health said
Mali is the sixth West African country to be hit by the worst outbreak on record of deadly haemorrhagic fever that has killed some 5,459 since the first case was recorded early this year in Guinea...
A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement.
German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird
An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital
Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: November 21, 1914 From the Scientific American Supplement issue of November 21, 1914, we note, "The first object of an army in war is to disperse or destroy the enemy, but a correlative duty is the care of its own men when wounded or otherwise [...]..
People who donate money or fundraise for a cause are often silent heroes. However, unlike many fundraising efforts, it's readily apparent who's participating in one that's currently taking the nation by its facial hair...
Denial, violence and fear make it difficult to stamp out Ebola in west Africa
A new study suggests bed bugs can transmit Chagas disease to mice—but the same thing is unlikely to happen in humans. Christopher Intagliata reports