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.

Denying cancer cells one key amino acid might destroy treatment-resistant tumors

Attack the enemy where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

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

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.

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.