The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard an update today about the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
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
After nearly a decade of war and, before that, more than a decade of economic sanctions, Iraq's medical and health systems are in shambles.Hospitals have been destroyed, doctors have fled the country, and the Ministry of Health is riddled with corruption.The problems are overwhelming, but one indivi
The World Health Organization weighed in Monday on the risk of eating food contaminated by radiation emitted by the still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.Peter Cordingley, a Manila-based WHO spokesman, told Reuters that the radioactive-food situation is "a lot more serious than anybody thoug
Scientists are trying to determine whether there's a link between last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill and a spike in dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Sixty-seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up on Gulf beaches over the past few weeks.
So what's the world's leading killer of young children? Malaria? AIDS? Diarrhea?Nope, it's acute respiratory infections – things like pneumonia, flu, respiratory syncytial virus, Hemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), and complications of measles.