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.

When it comes to influenza — Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Flu vaccine seems more effective in women; men recover faster from the flu.

New Bombali Ebola Virus Found in Bats

Bombali is not a portmanteau of Bombay and Bali; it is a novel virus in bats in Sierra Leone.

More evidence showing pertussis vaccination for pregnant women is safe and effective

Pregnant women can be reassured there is no risk of autism to their babies due to Tdap vaccine.

Obesity May Also Increase Flu Spread, Not Just Flu Severity

A new study suggests obesity may play an important role in flu transmission.

A lung-healing protein could be the reason why men recover from flu faster than women

Sorry, ladies.

What Makes Bats The Perfect Hosts For So Many Viruses?

Bats can maintain just enough defenses against illness without triggering the immune systems from going into overdrive

Oysters, Olympics, Ocean liners and Outbreaks

Norovirus is a silent killer, being one of the most dangerous bugs out there.

Scientists identify new Flu H1N2 from a mix of two other influenza viruses

The first case was reported in the Netherlands.