A Bat-Borne Virus Is Poised to Become a Pandemic in Bangladesh. Can We Stop It?
Nipah virus is one of eight diseases that the World Health Organization has identified as epidemic threats in need of prioritization, and ways to curb it are running thin.
Early on, HIV Is Less Infectious Than We'd Previously Thought
A new study suggests "treatment as prevention" is a viable way to fight the virus at the population level.
The Current Flu Vaccine Isn’t Very Effective, but You Should Get It Anyway
It’s better to be safe than sorry, and there’s nothing about the flu vaccine that’s dangerous.
Living in a Bacterial World: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Everywhere
The good news: Antibiotics didn't create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The bad news: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is everywhere.
Should All Americans, Regardless of Risk, Be Screened for HIV?
New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force could help lift some of the stigma associated with testing—and shift the bill to insurers.
Obesity Virus Shows How Little We Know About Ourselves
Obesity virus kills thousands … of chickens. And it also reveals how little we know about humans.