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 …
According to the latest research, it may be on your breath.
SARS raised the worldwide alarm for how vulnerable we are to disease epidemics. Did we learn our lesson?
The symptoms of gastroenteritis aren’t pretty, but at least doctors know what’s behind the wave of cases in recent years.
Researcher and former skater Jessica Green wanted to test how microbes are spread by contact. What better way to do so than via a sport with plenty of contact?
The answer may be in your DNA structures
To promote the need for immunizations, public health groups turn to mothers.
Cesarean sections and breast feeding can have lifelong effects on a baby’s health, and researchers may have uncovered why.
Medical sleuthing reveals that scarlet fever probably wasn’t responsible
A highly anticipated trial of a tuberculosis vaccine yields disappointing results.
Barbara Walters has chicken pox. How likely it is for adults to get infected?
Piggybacking off this year’s influenza epidemic, a new strain of the highly contagious norovirus has reached the U.S. from Australia.