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Worrisome Bat-Disease Map Shouldn't Make People Fear Bats
Jan. 26, 2016
Poor bats. Already typecast as movie villains and Halloween bad guys, the persecuted creatures have also been pummeled recently by a rapidly spreading fungal disease. Now this.
What a Difference a Drug Makes in the Fight Against River Blindness
Jan. 22, 2016
Two of the 2015 Nobel Prize winners for medicine discovered a drug that is driving down this parasitic disease in Ghana.
Zika Confirmed in Texas: A Primer on the Virus
Jan. 12, 2016
On Tuesday, Texas county officials confirmed the first case of Zika virus transmitted person-to-person through sex. The mosquito-borne virus has spread quickly in the past two years through the Pacific Islands and South America.
Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease Risk
Jan. 11, 2016
Medications for heartburn called proton pump inhibitors are linked to a higher risk for chronic kidney disease, according to a study. It's the latest in a growing list of worries with these drugs.
This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of World Disease
Dec. 20, 2015
We played the latest version of Pandemic with four real-life epidemiologists. And it made them sweat!
Lack of health care leads to spike in syphilis in babies
Nov. 13, 2015
Many pregnant women aren't getting adequate health care, so they aren't being tested for syphilis. It can kill or seriously disable babies. The 458 cases last year could have been prevented.
Research on parasitic diseases earns Nobel Prize for medicine
Oct. 5, 2015
The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. Among the three winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University, for his work on the roundworm parasite.
Who needs an adult measles booster shot?
Feb. 9, 2015
Some measles vaccines administered in the 1960s didn’t work. With new measles outbreaks, here's who the CDC says needs to get a booster.
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