Latest Diseases Stories
Pregnant people with COVID-19 are 7 times more likely to die in childbirth
You should take a 5-minute walk for every 30 minutes of sitting
WHO announces that Uganda’s months-long Ebola outbreak is over
Why mimicking human organs on ‘chips’ could be a gamechanger for drug research
A look at how cancer cells move and metastatize could help doctors stop them from spreading
Reducing sodium in packaged foods could reduce disease and save lives
TikTokers are taking a diabetes drug to lose weight. Now it’s in short supply.
Polio survivors in the US still struggle with the aftershocks of the disease decades later
Gas stoves could be making thousands of children in America sick
What older adults need to ask before surgery
This surgical smart knife can detect endometrial cancer cells in seconds
The new Omicron subvariant XXB.1.5 may the next big COVID strain
China is facing a COVID-19 surge—and that could mean complications for travel
Hydration seems to be the key to aging better and living longer
How our pandemic toolkit fought the many viruses of 2022
It’s easier than ever to make DNA from scratch—but what are the risks?
Demand for children’s medications during ‘tripledemic’ forces pharmacies to limit purchases
A diabetes-friendly guide to holiday parties
Ebola vaccines in African countries successfully produced antibodies in kids and adults
5 sounds not meant for the human ear
Ancient frozen viruses don’t pose a threat to your health—yet
Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines now available for children under 5 in the US
As old people get sicker, assisted living facilities must adapt
Cold temperatures could make our respiratory systems more vulnerable to infection
This flu season is bound to be historic, but masks can help, says the CDC
What patients find at long COVID clinics: rejection, outdated therapies, and unanswered questions
The FDA approved a fecal transplant treatment for the first time
The most powerful health innovations of 2022
Some teenagers’ brains have been aging faster during the pandemic
Dr. Fauci on fighting stigmas on infectious diseases, from AIDS to COVID
COVID-19 vaccines are still essential in preventing death in children and teens
Twitter quietly removed its ban on COVID-19 misinformation last week
Soil fungi are spreading lung infections to new territories
The World Health Organization officially renamed monkeypox to mpox
Are at-home STD tests reliable?
Wearing a well-fitted mask is still a smart choice for holiday travel
Fighting RSV in babies starts with a mother’s antibodies
FDA approves first drug that can delay onset of type 1 diabetes
Getting COVID more than once might be even worse than we thought
Why disabled patients struggle to find doctors
Study shows Paxlovid may help prevent long COVID
Scientists safely injected two patients with lab-grown blood
Walgreens’ and CVS’ roles in the opioid crisis may cost them billions
A potential vaccine for pregnant mothers could quell the surge of serious RSV cases
Why we still don’t have a vaccine for the common cold
The CDC has surveyed teens on their health and behavior since the ’90s—but now some states are opting out
What’s the difference between COVID, flu, and cold symptoms?
A popular medical software is failing veterans with visual impairments
AI moderators can’t keep up with vaccine disinformation’s newest language: emojis
Is it flu or RSV? It can be tough to tell.
Dementia affects 1 in 10 Americans over 65
The US never banned asbestos. These workers are paying the price.
Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is ‘rapidly evolving,’ according to WHO
The Brilliant 10: The top up-and-coming minds in science
Sepsis sneaks up on thousands Americans every year. AI may spot it sooner.
Meals catering to different health needs could help save lives—and billions of dollars
Is it OK to drink blood?
Wildland firefighters face another danger—an increased risk of long COVID
The risk of heart inflammation is higher for COVID infections than the vaccine
Colonoscopies still recommended for older adults, despite tepid new research
Oxford/AstraZeneca nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine fails first trial
The US may be in for a brutal flu season
One secret to excellent memory in old age? Giant neurons.
Potentially harmful respiratory disease may be on the rise in children, warns CDC