The first case of chronic wasting disease suspected in Jackson County

Although the case was not yet confirmed, deer farms in the area have already been notified to take extra precautions.

White paint might be causing a lot of Type 2 diabetes, preliminary research finds

White may hide a dark secret.

Prions: The Charismatic Proteins

Proteins that cause illness are still baffling scientists.

The UK’s HPV-vaccine effort paid off: infections are down 86%

Good news from the UK!

Gonorrhea and syphilis continue to surge amid government cuts

There’s a few good news, but a lot of bad news.

Lyme Disease vaccine set to become available soon, as first trials successfully passed

Good news, everyone!

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.

HIV sexual transmission recorded live as the virus crosses the genital mucus membrane

It’s strangely beautiful, even though we’re talking about a dreaded pathogen.

Oysters, Olympics, Ocean liners and Outbreaks

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

Fasting can help stem cells in the intestine to regenerate

They are fast to heal.

In Romania, distrust of vaccines claims children’s lives

Romania has a lesson for the entire world.

NYC mice are crawling with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses

‘These things are everywhere,’ said one researcher.

Malaria makes its hosts smell better to draw more mosquitoes, research finds

Sneaky, sneaky plasmodium.

New treatment boosts survival rates for lung cancer patients

The results are huge.

A single injection protects monkey from HIV infections

It’s not exactly a vaccine, but it’s the next best thing.

Rats successfully sniff out tuberculosis in children

The rats are much more efficient than the conventional test.

Human drugs could help cure the transmissible cancer that is wiping out Tasmanian devils

Good news for the little devils!

The CDC thwarted 220 cases of pathogens with ‘unusual’ antibiotic resistance last year alone

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? It better be the CDC.

Marijuana legalization helps decrease opioid consumption, research shows

In states where both recreational and medical marijuana was legalized, opioid prescriptions dropped about 14%.

Researchers zero in on Lyme disease’s ability to resurface months after treatment

Its not really the bacteria that does most damage — it’s our bodies’ response.