Here’s how Skrillex’s music could help fight Zika and dengue fever

Dubstep seems to entertain mosquitoes, which become less interested in feeding on humans or having sex.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launches website about vaccine facts

“Our work has validated that the science is clear—vaccines are extremely safe,”

Early introduction of peanuts reduces risk of peanut allergy

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies.

Tuberculosis in Europe is in decline but every 2 minutes 1 person is still diagnosed with TB

Overall, the situation in the European Region is improving slowly to end TB by 2030.

Newly discovered virus turns amoeba into stone

Scientists have named it the Medusavirus.

Short-term exposure to air pollution may be deadly for people with asthma

A few days’ exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with increased risk of death from asthma.

Breast milk given intranasally could benefit preemies with severe brain injuries

Additional breast milk could protect premature babies with brain injuries.

Cervical cancer could be a thing of the past by 2100

The challenge is greater in the world’s poorest countries.

Australia says ‘bye bye’ to rubella. Cervical cancer is next

Vaccines work, definitely!

Dengue vaccine candidate looks promising in Phase 3 Trial

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that causes flu-like symptoms but can be lethal and kill up to 20% of those with severe dengue.

Vaccine hesitancy among the top 10 global health threats

Real doctors and healthcare professionals support vaccines to stave off potentially deadly infections.

Flu vaccine significantly lowers hospitalizations in chronic lung disease patients

Do you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? The annual flu vaccine can be a lifesaver for you.

Study finds risk of heart attacks rises nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve

This is especially true among older or sicker people.

More evidence showing that flu vaccination lowers risk of death in heart failure patients

Flu vaccines also offer protection against heart failure.

WHO says tackling climate change will reduce infectious diseases and save millions of lives

Countries need to account for health in all cost-benefit analyses of climate change mitigation.

Progress in meningitis lags behind other preventable diseases

The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high.

Norovirus spread in a Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving does not always go as planned especially if you get sick with the flu or gastroenteritis (sometimes called “stomach flu”) or food poisoning.

33,000 people die every year in Europe due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Things are becoming more and more concerning.

Breastmilk protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and improves preemies’ brain development

An aggressive campaign of producers of baby formula has led to a decrease in breastfeeding rates.

Even with better prevention and earlier diagnosis, cancer will kill nearly 10 million people in 2018

The figures suggest that one in five men and one in six women will develop the disease in their lifetime.