What can be done to improve the hurry-up-and-wait reality of vaccination approval when it comes to more dangerous pandemics?
Further, current vaccines are only effective against the virus when located in certain parts of the body, outside of the
I think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.
We could blame Ike for starting the Korean War, knock George W. Bush for not stopping the USS Cole bombing, accuse Bill Clinton of not stopping the L.A. Riots of 1992 or even blame Reagan for the 1980 recession. Or presidential candidates could learn to see when the job that they aspire to actually begins.
According to recent Ohio State University research, people who trust the government's ability to deal with an epidemic may
Calm down, people! Yes, Ebola is devastating, and it may continue to gnaw at Africa and the developing world, but it won't turn into an American catastrophe. Let me explain why I believe we will win this battle.
And yet, despite the risks of flu and the wide availability of vaccine in most years -- not to mention an Obamacare rule
In her riveting debut young adult novel Pandemic, Yvonne Ventresca tells the story of Lilianna, a traumatized teenager struggling to survive a bird flu pandemic.
Breeding pigs spend most of their lives in crates only inches larger than their bodies. Crushing boredom and depression cause compulsive behaviors like head-banging. Do you really want your choices to support such a system?
We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.
The swine flu hit the world hard in 2009, and since then it has become the most common form of influenza seen in many different
Infectious diseases like AIDS and hepatitis are never pretty. But the pathogens that cause many potentially deadly infections
Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.
Getting the flu death numbers right plays an important role in getting the public to take a potential pandemic seriously
A young adult who tested positive for the H1N1 flu strain has died at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Flu
With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?
Extraterrestrial Culture Day is coming up next week, so we figured it would be a fitting time to hold up our Romper Room mirror and find what Michele Bachmann has been up to.
H1N1 swine flu swept around the world in 2009 and 2010. A study published last week estimated at least one in five people