The parasite responsible for the intense fevers, chills, and headaches of malaria has proven elusive to the scientific effort to come up with a vaccine.So Dutch researchers are trying a new approach — "vaccinating" people by having them get bitten by mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite, similar
More than 70 percent of Americans now own cellphones, and many of those users have wondered, at some point, whether regularly holding a phone to the head might lead to brain cancer.But Siddhartha Mukherjee, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, found thatdespite years
Some parents think testing their kids for genes to see if they're at risk for common health problems like cancer or high cholesterol sounds like a fine idea, according to a survey just published in the journal Pediatrics.Dozens of direct-to-consumer genetic tests for adults are already bein
It's bug season again. And once again, most people won't bother spraying or slathering on repellents.That bugs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because biting insects are more than an itchy annoyance. Tick bites cause 30,000 Lyme disease infections every year.
Last summer, 32-year-old Rebecca Neusteter went out for a leisurely bike ride. But she fell off her bike and shattered her knee. It required surgery, the kind where doctors insert a metal plate and eight screws in order to put the pieces back together."