International health coalition pledges up to $25 million for Nipah vaccine

Nipah has been claiming a lot of lives this week. The world is trying to make sure it won’t claim more.

Hot cars left in the sun reach temperatures deadly to infants in under an hour

Don’t judge. Forgetting about babies in the car could happen to anyone.

Never skip leg day: study finds hind leg inactivity causes neurological problems in mice

Physical exercise is critical to brain health.

Help win the war (for our planet) by planting a Climate Victory Garden

Fighting climate change is as easy as growing some food!

Black lung disease makes resurgence among US coal miners

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly called black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust and can have devastating consequences.

Most common type of childhood leukemia is partly due to lack of exposure to microbes during infancy

After a century-long debate, doctors think they finally know what’s causing ALL.

An egg a day keeps the doctor away — but only in a healthy diet

Eggs are good for you, just don’t eat too many.

Quitting smoking is very good for you. Cutting back, not so much

Even a single cigarette can be very bad for you.

Just two days of night-shift alter the activity of more than 100 blood proteins

Night workers beware.

Mediterranean diet may reduce negative effects of air pollution

Want to help your body fight pollution? Cut down on the meat and dairy, eat some more fruits and veggies!

Want to keep a young heart? Try exercising 4-5 times a week

If you want to maintain a healthy and young body, you’d best start working.

What makes things cute?

It’s obviously kittens. Just stick kittens to everything.

Mosquito saliva can affect your immune system up to a weeks

Guess what: one more reason to hate mosquitoes.

Learning music or a foreign language can help your brain be more efficient

If you want to train your brain, consider starting with music or a foreign language.

Major depression in men makes couples less likely to conceive

Depression can make both men and women infertile.

Healthy diet may prevent brain shrinkage in older adults

Eating a balanced diet of fruits and veggies staves of brain aging and cognitive decline.

Overeager immune system cells may be to blame for multiple sclerosis

Fortunately, they’re hot on the heels of the mechanisms that allow them to affect brain cells.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) uses our body’s fats to ward off treatment

Sneaky little bacteria!

How different stages of sleep work together for creative problem solving

Even the toughest problems cand find a solution in our sleep.

A fiber-rich diet can protect against the flu

The bottom line: eat more fiber.