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From the archives: The germ theory of disease breaks through
Imperfect but important, the seminal lecture on the origins of disease appeared in the 1883 issue of Popular Science Monthly.
We still don’t know what’s behind the global hepatitis outbreak in kids
Pathogens called adenoviruses may be responsible, but experts are uncertain.
The first US trial to release GMO mosquitoes just ended. Here’s how it went.
The mosquitoes, all male, were designed to produce only male offspring.
Capitol Hill is on rabies watch after feral fox’s capture
People bit by rabid animals need to be vaccinated posthaste.
These bird species are most likely to contaminate our fruits and veggies
A sweeping new study dissects how pathogens get passed on from bird poop to farms to food.
You could get the plague (but probably won’t)
The disease still thrives in some locations in the United States.
Chronic Lyme disease is a nightmare. Here’s why it’s so hard to detect and treat.
Tens of thousands of Americans may have it. But few are getting the expert help they need.
How to know if your post-workout pain is actually life-threatening rhabdo
There's such a thing as pushing yourself too hard.
This 70-year-old man got much more than Lyme from a tick bite
The patient is on antibiotics for three different diseases after his trip to the Northeast.
Animals are better at social distancing than we’ll ever be
Here’s what the animal kingdom can teach us about disease prevention.