When studying bacteria it is quite easy to get fascinated with them as a laboratory specimen while forgetting the huge impact they can have in real life societies.
Expertos en salud están luchando por contener un brote masivo de esta infección letal transmitida por mosquitos.
Health experts struggle to contain a massive outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne infection
When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2007/2008, the anti-vaccine movement was strong and hadn’t been fully debunked. My daily – hourly – thoughts revolved around the fear of a C-section.
This simulation models what 80 percent vaccination rates of school-age children would look like vs. 95 percent
The ongoing measles outbreak in the U.S., which has spread to 14 states, has provoked a rising vilification of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
A global immunization campaign in the mid-20th century eradicated the smallpox virus, one of the deadliest diseases in history
The deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa highlights the urgent need for a vaccine, and researchers say one may be available in a few years
Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor
I was only in the Girl Scouts for a few years, but I really like the idea of merit badges: you do a task, master a skill, learn something new, and you get a physical token of your achievement to display on a sash.
A look at the financial and behavioral nudges that can provide incentives for change
Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator, discusses his bill pushing the elimination of parental belief exemptions from children’s school vaccination requirements
Two children have been paralyzed by the disease in a region where Boko Haram has blocked access to vaccination
تفشي فيروس إيبولا القاتل في غرب أفريقيا، يسلط الضوء على الحاجة المُلحَّة لوجود لقاح ضده، ويقول الباحثون إنه في غضون سنوات قليلة، سيكون هناك لقاح متاح
Years ago I was blathering to a science-writing class at Columbia Journalism School about the complexities of covering psychiatric drugs when a student, who as I recall had a medical degree, raised his hand.
A hominid ancestor, swine flu, the world's biggest laser system and other highlights that defined this year in science
My attention having been riveted by Ebola, I missed this startling news last week: U.S. Agency for International Development sent young people undercover to Cuba to incite anti-government activism.
Accelerated testing of compounds that have shown efficacy against the virus may lead to new drugs and vaccines
Today's news starkly juxtaposed this countries' priorities. First was news of the approval of yet another look-alike drug for erectile dysfunction, avanafil (Stendra).
I spent a year filtering spit and nasal washings, growing influenza in tissue cultures in a minimalist lab, and trying to develop an oral flu vaccine, all as part of my Infectious Diseases fellowship thirty years ago.