Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
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The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.
No caffeine? Say it ain't so, science!
Immune cells build up strength against common bugs we encounter everywhere, and this helps us resist more dangerous ones. Kids eating dirt: Maybe a good thing.
Dr. Oz dispatches advice to one of the biggest audiences in the country. A New Yorker profile asks: Why is so much of that advice bunk?
An illustrated explanation of why the world's most obnoxious virus at least doesn't stick around all year.
Just make sure your sweat levels are optimal.
Out of the wild
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
2011 is shaping up to be a great year for science. Here's what to look forward to
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Doctors seek inspiration from unexpected sources to work toward solving some of medicine's toughest challenges
But still informative
The Doc plays private dick for a day and stumbles upon the secret of that deadly virus
Packets of fizzy vitamins: 1. Flu: 0
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
When vaccine shortages strike, a way to use small amounts more efficiently may be the answer