Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases

Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.

Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.

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More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease
More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease
Catherine Offord | Oct 22, 2019
Children with acute flaccid myelitis are more likely to have antibodies against the viral family in their spinal fluid than are children without the illness.
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 5, 2019
In light of recent reports of electronic-cigarette–related illness and death, UNC Chapel Hill professor Robert Tarran discusses the dangerous effects of e-liquids on the lungs.
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Isolated Ebola Cases Hard to Diagnose, Go Undetected
Munyaradzi Makoni | Jun 18, 2019
Wide availability of infection control and diagnostic resources is required to control outbreaks early.
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Enterovirus Might Be Behind Kids’ Paralysis: Preprint
Catherine Offord | Jun 17, 2019
Researchers identify a possible driver of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease diagnosed in more than 500 children over the last few years.
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Pro Football Players Die at a Higher Rate than Pro Baseball Players
Jef Akst | May 28, 2019
A comparison of thousands of former athletes in the two sports finds that NFL players were more likely than MLB players to die from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, in particular.
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Ashley P. Taylor | May 13, 2019
The forecast for upcoming outbreaks failed to foresee the cluster of infections currently affecting Brooklyn.
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2019
There are now more cases of measles in America than in any year since the disease was eradicated nearly 20 years ago.
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Higher Mortality Risk
Catherine Offord | Mar 19, 2019
While sugary beverages seem to be the worst offenders, artificially sweetened drinks might also be associated with health problems, an observational study suggests.
Violence in Congo Threatens Fight Against Ebola
Violence in Congo Threatens Fight Against Ebola
Jef Akst | Mar 7, 2019
After attacks on two Ebola treatment centers in Democratic Republic of Congo last week, Doctors Without Borders says public health workers are “failing” to control the epidemic.