Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why
In the wake of emerging H7N9 cases in China, citizens are taking to the country’s social media service, Weibo, to post the latest tallies of individuals infected with the new bird flu strain. The deletion of some of the posts is …
SARS raised the worldwide alarm for how vulnerable we are to disease epidemics. Did we learn our lesson?
A final push to eradicate a disease has powerful friends — and a lot of money — behind it
A U.S. Senator’s daughter launches a nonprofit volunteer program to improve health care both in the developing world and at home
How cheap cell phones — and quick thumbs — are saving lives in Uganda
High-tech medical equipment is largely wasted in the developing world, a new report finds, because donated machines are not designed to run in the settings they’re sent to.
It may take as few as five mutations for H5N1 to go from being a bird-only problem to a potentially deadly human pandemic flu, researchers report.
Tuberculosis has been brought under control in much of the world, thanks to prevention practices and powerful antibiotics. But in poor nations like Peru, the disease still kills hundreds of babies and children — and new …
Pneumonia is the most common cause of death among children under 5, but a new study finds that there may be a cheap and easy way to increase kids’ survival: zinc.
Counterfeit or weakened versions of life-saving antimalarial drugs are making the rounds in Africa, potentially putting millions of lives at risk and encouraging drug resistance, say scientists.