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A series of essays written by leading global health experts discuss the West African Ebola epidemic and consider whether it might rejuvenate global health security.
Moving to a neighborhood that is socioeconomically deprived has been linked to weight gain in a new study, suggesting neighborhood deprivation may be a risk factor for obesity.
Researchers thought measles suppressed a child's immune system for around 1-2 months after infection, but a new study suggests this suppression could last as long as 3 years.
According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, the share of highly educated women who are childless into their mid-40s has decreased significantly over the last 2 decades.
We report on the results of a clinical trial into a natural plant abstract to treat hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia
Researchers have patented a device that performs skin biopsies in under 5 minutes - instead of the usual 30 or more - without the need for local anesthesia or specialized staff.
The first field trial of a new malaria vaccine that uses two viruses encoding the malaria antigen to prime the immune system finds it is 67% effective against P. falciparum.
Any means of travel to work that does not involve using a car kept at home could help with weight loss, according to a study examining the BMI benefit in people who switched.
A new study by UC-San Diego researchers finds individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder may be at higher risk for premature aging.
A survey of more than 1,000 Americans finds more than half believe miscarriage is rare - just one of many misperceptions people have about the condition.