epidemiology
How Bad Will the Flu Season Get? Forecasters Are Competing to Figure it Out
How Bad Will the Flu Season Get? Forecasters Are Competing to Figure it Out
Christina Reed | Nov 28, 2017
From analyses of surface protein evolution to tweets on social media, scientists are gathering all the data they can to accurately predict influenza dynamics.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017
Nearly four dozen people have died.
The Celiac Surge
The Celiac Surge
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.
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.