A new study says the nasty little guy gives 500,000 people a year a horrible, possibly fatal form of diarrhea.
Like all good things it's going to take cloning, mutation, and a bit of random luck.
While Sydney's supervised injecting room has been a widely accepted success, the Victorian government still opposes a facility in Melbourne.
Feb 12, 2015
Working-class people may skip the odd vaccine, but it takes middle-class Californians to be so colossally moronic as to throw measles parties.
Erratic weather patterns in Australia have caused a boom in mosquito populations, and that means a rise in bloodsucker-borne diseases.
My dad forgot how to dress when my mom had lymphoma, and would turn up to things dressed in XL T-shirts with Al Pacino and guns all over them.
Although taking people to the giant icy hunk of land at the bottom of the world brings attention and awareness to the area's environmental issues, there are risks involved for the continent's avian inhabitants.
Today, people tell me I was strong and brave to have fought cancer so young. I wasn't "brave," I was fucking terrified.
By the end of 2015, Australia will have welcomed its first human body farm, giving you a new option for what to do with your body after you die.
"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."
South African women are using dangerous methods to dry out their vaginas to increase pleasure for their partners, but the practice is compounding HIV risks.
Wouldn't it be useful to have a manual on how to deal with those in mourning? After her mother died, Annie Broadbent went and wrote one.
On Tuesday, scientists in Paris claim to have discovered the genetic mechanism that allows for a "spontaneous cure" among a very rare group of HIV-infected patients. Researchers claim this could be a major step towards a future cure for AIDS.
"I wouldn't say I was brave. Or maybe it is bravery, but the most important thing in my mind is to look objectively at the risks and decide whether or not you think you could help."
A new start-up named Miroculus has created a device that hopes to detect cancerous cells and various other diseases using your phone and a few drops of blood.
You can create the most sophisticated medicines and vaccines in the universe, but none of that matters if most countries can't afford them-or even afford to train doctors in the first place.
As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to the Liberian capital of Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.
Worm infections and other parasites can make people too sick to go to work and can even reduce IQ among kids—yet little attention is being paid to these illnesses, says Dr. Peter Hotez of the Sabin Vaccine Institute.
A 48-foot-long neon-pink condom on the backdrop of a defunct strip club isn't what your sex-ed teacher had in mind. But as our advertising-consumption habits change and sexually transmitted diseases are still alive and squirming, this is one of the latest…
One of the world's newest sexually transmitted infections affects crickets, using mind control to spread to as many victims as possible before turning the hosts' insides blue and killing them.
Chikungunya is an acute virus transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito that leaves hosts crippled by persistent arthritis. There's currently no vaccine to prevent the disease, its just hit the Caribbean, and it's on track to hit the southern Unit…
We've republished 13 old-timey medical illustrations and turned them into a multiple choice test that will challenge your knowledge of terrible diseases. It's like a BuzzFeed quiz with syphilis.
Hanging around latrines and squatting over ditches puts kids at risk for some horrifying diseases, and Raya is here to educate kids about keeping all those worms and bacteria out of their digestive systems. I'm betting she'll save thousands of lives. Also…
The average American consumes almost four pounds of shrimp a year—three times as much as they did 30 years ago and far more than any other seafood product. Now, a mysterious plague is wiping these little critters out, and there's very little we can do to…