Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One
The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
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The Vaccine Hunter: Nelson Michael Is Working to End Humanity’s Worst Diseases
From Ebola, to Zika, to HIV, Dr. Nelson Michael isn’t afraid of a challenge.
For Those with HIV, Cigarettes Have Become More Dangerous Than the Actual Virus
"In persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, smoking is a scourge."
Zika-Fighting, Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Are Coming to Florida
An island in the Florida Keys makes the perfect testing ground for Oxitec's bugs.
Why Isn't the Global Rate of HIV Infection Declining?
Fewer people are dying, but the HIV infection rate has stayed the same since 2005.
NEW YORK CITY
Researchers Are Chipping and Surveilling NYC's Rats
New research gets close and personal with some of the city's most hated residents.
Malaria's Last Stand
Will We Defeat Malaria?
Malaria has been killing off humans for almost all of recorded history, and we’ve finally got it cornered.
'Sweaty,’ Mosquito-Luring Billboards Have Popped Up in Brazil
Two advertising agencies have released designs for a mosquito-trap billboard to help fight the Zika epidemic.
Researchers Are Gathering Pee From Nightclub Toilets to Track Drug Use
Collecting wastewater direct from the source can help researchers identify the latest new psychoactive substances.
A Promising Dengue Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Early Trials
Though the trial used a small sample size, the results were encouraging and have spurred a wider, clinical trial.
CDC Doctor Says There’s No Question Zika Is Linked to Microcephaly
Efforts are now turning to preventing, and new concerns over links for paralysis-causing syndrome.
A Stillborn Baby Has Tested Positive for Zika, Raising New Concerns
A report published Thursday is raising fresh concerns over the quickly-spreading virus.