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The anti-vaccine movement has led to a high number of unvaccinated people against measles and a larger percentage of people who are susceptible to this infection.
Researchers found that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers enhanced immune function & higher levels of “natural” antibodies.
Scientists found that a protein made by the Ebola virus could potentially be disabled or disrupted by future drugs that could stop the virus in its tracks.
Abdominal pain, fever & unexplained bleeding used to diagnose Ebola are not significantly predictive of the disease, according to new Ebola Prediction Score
West Africa is faced with a whole generation of Ebola orphans forced into desperate measures to fend for themselves after the disease claimed their parents.
Shingles vaccine is approved for people 50 or older as it commonly occurs in people with medical conditions affecting the immune system from working properly
Some children with the flu end up in the hospital seriously ill while their family and friends recover easily. New research points to a rare genetic mutation
Despite the shortage of adequate studies, public support of medical marijuana is growing, particularly after the documentary “Weed” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Researchers will be able to obtain more powerful varieties of marijuana courtesy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Dr. Sanjay Gupta received the prestigious Alfred I. duPont Award for his work on a pair of influential documentaries on medical marijuana, featured in Neurosurgery
Cervical cancer symptoms could be caused by conditions other than cervical cancer. Symptoms often don't begin until a pre-cancer becomes a true invasive cancer
Marijuana, the most commonly used illegal drug in America, is going mainstream. But just how much do you know about the wacky weed and its odd effects?
Research suggests a rise in measles cases of 100,000 across 3 countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa due to health system disruptions.
Storing Ebola-infected sewage for a week at 86° Fahrenheit or higher should allow enough time for more than 99.99% of the virus to die, but lower temps take longer
UT researchers helped dispel the myth that marijuana use lowers IQ, & actually provide more evidence to marijuana’s potential role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease
Ebola is not yet finished. It will only be over when the last person with Ebola virus infection is either dead or recovered without infecting other people.
WHO said it will launch Ebola vaccine trials in Guinea on March 7th to test the so-called VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola
Despite widespread concern surrounding the Ebola virus, people face a more serious health threat, the influenza virus or better known as the flu.
There's an app for that... A team of infectious disease computer modelers launched a mobile-friendly tool that lets users simulate measles virus outbreaks
Faghri said the lab-on-paper technology can potentially be applied to a wide variety of medical diagnostics, from Lyme disease and HIV to Ebola and malaria