Promising trials hinted that circumcision could lower rates of HIV infection, but until now, researchers didn’t fully understand why
Congressional officials confirmed that a letter addressed to Senator Roger Wicker tested positive for ricin, a potentially fatal natural toxin.
SARS raised the worldwide alarm for how vulnerable we are to disease epidemics. Did we learn our lesson?
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?
Are we really surprised?
Koop endowed the office of Surgeon General with important powers to influence public health
Lead exposure may be on the decline, but it’s still taking its toll on children’s performance in school.
To promote the need for immunizations, public health groups turn to mothers.
It’s about evolution; if dads aren’t around, mothers-to-be make subconscious calculations to balance their needs against those of their children.
A highly anticipated trial of a tuberculosis vaccine yields disappointing results.
A Stanford-trained doctor turns public health messages into rap videos
Researchers who voluntarily stopped work on a potent strain of influenza they created in the lab are hoping to end the moratorium on their studies.
Melamine doesn’t break, which makes it a great option for tableware, but a study shows it can taint food when heated.