How the African elephant’s cracked skin keeps it cool

Faced with the hot and dry savannah, the African elephant evolved a creative solution.

MRSA originated in humans — but it frequently jumps to other animals and bounces back to us

The resilience and adaptability of these superbugs is impressive — and scary.

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 research shows why some people get the common cold more easily

Bless you!

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.

Anti-vaxx fears fuel measles outbreak in Europe — with 37 fatalities already

We’re all in this together — we can’t let the diseases win.

Parkinson’s disease might soon be diagnosed with a simple eye test

There is no cure for the disease but diagnosing and treating it early can mean the world to a patient.

Prions — the Revenge of the Cows

Proteins that cause illness are still baffling scientists.

Cannabis does reduce intestinal inflammation, and now we know why

Researchers hope the findings lead to a new class of drugs to help treat bowel diseases.

Blue light from smartphones or laptops may be slowly making us blind

Be careful with your screen time. ‘Night mode’ is definitely a must.

Obesity May Also Increase Flu Spread, Not Just Flu Severity

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

Human activity is causing cancer in many species of wildlife — and this effect is greatly underestimated

Humans a bringing about cancer to a staggering amount of wild species.

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

Sorry, ladies.

GMO rice may hold the key to fighting HIV on the cheap

The grains can be made into a paste containing anti-HIV proteins.

Norovirus outbreak strikes in Maine, but it’s likely under control

We’ll likely see more such outbreaks in the recent future, researchers warn.

Bill Gates and other philantropists invest $30 million to boost early Alzheimer’s detection

A much needed boost in the research of early-stage Alzheimer’s.

3 out of 4 black adults have cardiovascular problems by the age of 55

The best thing to do is to stick to a healthy diet and be physically active.

Air pollution seems to promote diabetes — even at officially ‘safe’ pollution levels

Don’t breathe too hard.

Indiana’s health officials warn of West Nile virus spotted in mosquitoes in Elkhart, Carroll County

There’s no need to panic, no human cases have yet been reported.

Congo’s Ebola outbreak is likely over, official confirmation to come in 21 days

“The most challenging and complex outbreak the country has ever had to face” is now over.