epidemiology
Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii
Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2017
The roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease has infected at least six people on the island of Maui in the last three months.
ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer Mortality
ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer Mortality
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Despite an overall decrease in the number of US cancer deaths, some cancer types are on the rise, and disparities remain between genders and ethnicities.
Cooking Up Cancer?
Cooking Up Cancer?
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.
Wael Al-Delaimy: An American Scientist Born in Iraq
Wael Al-Delaimy: An American Scientist Born in Iraq
Bob Grant | Feb 16, 2017
The 49-year-old epidemiologist immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 for a postdoc position. He’s now a professor of family medicine and public health.
Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies
Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2017
Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.
Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Autism Not Linked to Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy
Kerry Grens | Nov 29, 2016
A study of nearly 200,000 children finds no increased risk for autism among kids whose moms caught the flu or received a flu vaccine while pregnant.
Q&A: Zika Damages Mouse Testes, Reduces Fertility
Q&A: Zika Damages Mouse Testes, Reduces Fertility
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 31, 2016
Michael Diamond of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues tracked the virus in the male mouse reproductive tract over several weeks.
Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors Drops Diabetes Risk: Study
Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors Drops Diabetes Risk: Study
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2016
Based on epidemiological data, researchers estimate that reducing exposures to certain environmental chemicals could drop people’s chances of developing the disease.
HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.
WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees
WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 29, 2016
The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.