disease

A grocery store aisle of cleaning and disinfecting products

Living in a disinfected world could pose unintended consequences

The world has gotten really clean during the pandemic and our hypersanitized lives may pose health risks.

Living in a disinfected world could pose unintended consequences
Crosses are seen placed at a memorial in memory of the victims killed in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S., November 8, 2017.

This public health expert says he has a solution to mass shootings

This public health expert says he has a solution to mass shootings
A syringe.

Mining nature for the next groundbreaking antibiotic

Mining nature for the next groundbreaking antibiotic

Playing Against the Virus

Playing Against the Virus
A worker fogs the corridor

Singapore is dealing with an outbreak of locally transmitted Zika infections

Singapore is dealing with an outbreak of locally transmitted Zika infections
A health technician analyzes blood samples from patients bitten by mosquitoes at the National Institute of Health in Lima, Peru.

3 essential facts about how the Zika virus spreads

Scientists had been blaming mosquitoes for the transmission of Zika. Now a Texas patient is believed to have become infected via sex — it's at least the second documented case.

3 essential facts about how the Zika virus spreads
A Sri Lankan man reads the newspaper. People in Sri Lanka are most likely to read the paper in the mornings and evenings, the same times that disease-carrying mosquitoes come out to bite.

Could reading a newspaper save you from dengue fever?

A Sri Lankan paper recently tried a new way to fight disease: printing the news using mosquito-repelling ink. But no one knows for sure if such moves are effective — or just a creative advertising stunt.

Could reading a newspaper save you from dengue fever?