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You know nothing. Meet the real John Snow.
Forget the mother of dragons. This is the father of epidemiology.
Cancer rates are rising in young adults. Here’s how to lower your risk.
The population-level effects of obesity is concerning public heart experts.
Can we predict flu outbreaks?
Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
Air pollution might make it harder to get pregnant
Public health researchers across the country have found growing evidence of a relationship between air pollution and fertility.
Cell phones pose plenty of risks, but none of them are cancer
One of the largest studies yet on the relationship between cell phones and cancer hasn't shifted the scientific viewpoint.
Remember when a glass of wine a day was good for you? Here’s why that changed.
It all comes down to the way we used to study drinking.
Alcohol’s health risks are far easier to prove than its benefits
Drinking is part of American life, but its health consequences may be underplayed.
Your risk of cancer likely increases with each additional drink of alcohol
Light drinking may prolong your life—but it's more complicated than that.
Researchers think 9/11 gave first responders cancer—but proving it will be nearly impossible
New York City's fire department has assembled one of the largest firefighter research populations in the world.
Scientists want to use your cell phone data and pee to track drug use
Cellular data could be the key to flushing out wastewater's valuable secrets.