New research shows why some people get the common cold more easily

Bless you!

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.

Vaccinating against livestock disease could reduce poverty in eastern Africa, study finds

Vaccines could go a long way towards alleviating poverty in the area.

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

Sorry, ladies.

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.

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.

Most Americans aren’t really healthy, study finds

Unfortunately… not so many good news this time.

Some people can really tell if you look sick, new study reports

How good are you at detecting diseased people?

Snake fungal disease could be a global threat, much bigger than we thought

“This really is the worst-case scenario,” said one scientist.

Lab mice with natural gut bacteria are wildly more resistant to disease and tumors

Living in a sterile, controlled environment make lab mice not such a good model for human diseases.

Dolphins can also get Alzheimer’s, surprising new study finds

We really do have a lot in common with dolphins.

Snake fungal disease observed in Europe for the first time

Some pretty bad news for European snakes.

In 2014, the Ebola virus mutated to infect people more efficiently

Viruses are mutating and adapting to the human body.

African study wants to track half a million people for five years

South Africa has announced plans for what will be the continent’s largest study.

Elephants walk on their tip-toes and it’s literally killing them in captivity

Elephants don’t walk on high heels, but they act like they do nevertheless.

Wearable artificial kidney may change how we perform dialysis forever

Dialysis on the go may soon become reality.

WHO endorses first Dengue Fever vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially endorsed the world’s first Dengue fever vaccine, a disease that infects 390 million people each year.

Humans gave Neanderthals herpes, tapeworms and a slew of tropical diseases

Westerners are horror-struck by the prospect of an Ebola or Zika pandemic in their very own neighbourhood. Media panic aside, that’s extremely unlikely thanks to modern medical science. Our close cousins, the Neanderthals, weren’t so lucky tens of thousands of years ago when they first met us, humans. British researchers analyzed ancient bone DNA and sequenced pathogens and found some infectious diseases are far older than we thought. They argue that it’s very likely that humans passed many diseases to Neandertals, the two species having interbred, like tapeworm, tuberculosis, stomach ulcers and types of herpes.

Gum diseases could open the body to a swarm of infections

Mouth microbes may be connected to a variety of illnesses, more and more studies are showing. Dental care has been disconnected from general health care for many years now, but the more you start to think about it, the stranger it seems. After all, you don’t really separate any other branch of medicine so… why teeth? It all started in

‘Extraordinary’ cancer breakthrough: 94% of terminally ill patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia went into remission

In what has the potential to be a paradigm shift, doctors report extraordinary progress in treating patients with a severe, terminally form of leukaemia.