Epidemiology
Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions...
DNA In London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries Of The Great Plague
Scientists can use samples from skeletons’ teeth to answer lingering questions about the Black Death.
Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All?
The Zika virus’s spread is adding new urgency to gene-editing technologies that could allow scientists to program mosquito populations to gradually shrink and die off, but the idea is fraught with qua...
Zika Could Spread Beyond Florida, Health Official Warns
One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in th...
Unique Zika Case Of Utah Caregiver Under Investigation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood.
'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.
Author Donald. G. McNeil Jr. predicts that 2016 will be the worst for Zika transmission in the U.S. "After this year, a fair number of people will be immune, and ... immunity will grow," he says.
Discovery Of A Gene Associated With A Set Of Poorly Understood Rare Diseases
The genomic sequencing of hundreds of patients with diverse types of ciliopathies has revealed that “in many cases the gene responsible is not known”, says Travis Stracker, head of the Genomic Instabi...
Zika Virus Could Be Bigger Global Health Threat Than Ebola, Say Health Experts
The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. That is the stark claim of several senior heal...
Russian HIV Cases Reach Record High Of More Than A Million
More than a million Russians are now HIV-positive, as rates of infection in the country reach an all-time high. Vadim Pokrovsky, the head of the Russian state Aids centre and an outspoken critic of th...
BBC Future - The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping
A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?
Potential Vaccine Aims To Block Transmission Of Malaria Parasites
Vaccine candidate administered for the first time in humans in a phase I clinical trial led by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, with partners Imaxio and GSK. Around half the world’s population is...
Moving Manure Beyond Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for ...
A Group Of Middle-Aged Whites In The U.S. Is Dying At A Startling Rate
Drugs, alcohol and suicide appear to be taking a toll on men and women ages 45-54 with no college education. large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rat...
Bubonic Plague Confirmed In Oregon Teen
A teenage girl in Crook County, Oregon is in the ICU recovering from a case of bubonic plague. According to a press release, the young woman began feeling sick on October 21 and was hospitalized in Be...
WHO Study Shows 3.7 Billion People Infected With Herpes Virus
More than half the world’s population is infected with the form of the herpes virus that causes cold sores, according to new numbers from the World Health Organization. In the Americas, around 39 per ...
Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
It is estimated that each year in the United States 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because ...
Children Born In Summer Are More Likely To Be Healthy Adults
According to the study, birth month affects birth weight and when the girl starts puberty, both of which have an impact on overall health of adults. The environment in the womb leads to differences in...
Cohort study
A cohort study is a form of longitudinal study (a type of observational study) used in medicine, social science, actuarial science, business analytics, and ecology. For instance in medicine, it is an ...
Epidemics
An epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi "upon or above" and δῆμος demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usu...
Genetic epidemiology
Genetic epidemiology is the study of the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and in populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors....
Medical statistics
Medical statistics deals with applications of statistics to medicine and the health sciences, including epidemiology, public health, forensic medicine, and clinical research. Medical statistics has be...
Observational study
In epidemiology and statistics, an observational study draws inferences about the possible effect of a treatment on subjects, where the assignment of subjects into a treated group versus a control gro...
Race and health
Race and health refers to the relationship between individual health and one's race and ethnicity. Differences in health status, health outcomes, life expectancy, and many other indicators of health i...
Risk factor
In epidemiology, a risk factor is a variable associated with an increased risk of disease or infection. Sometimes, determinant is also used, being a variable associated with either increased or decrea...
Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All?
The Zika virus’s spread is adding new urgency to gene-editing technologies that could allow scientists to program mosquito populations to gradually shrink and die off, but the idea is fraught with qua...
Bernice Eddy
Bernice Eddy (1903–1999) was an American virologist and epidemiologist. She and Sarah Elizabeth Stewart are known for their discoveries related to cancer-causing viruses, particularly polyomavirus, s...