epidemiology

mental health

Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One

The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.1.18
humans of the year

The Vaccine Hunter: Nelson Michael Is Working to End Humanity’s Worst Diseases

From Ebola, to Zika, to HIV, Dr. Nelson Michael isn’t afraid of a challenge.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.3.17
Cancer

For Those with HIV, Cigarettes Have Become More Dangerous Than the Actual Virus

"In persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, smoking is a scourge."
Michael Byrne
11.4.16
Health

Zika-Fighting, Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Are Coming to Florida

An island in the Florida Keys makes the perfect testing ground for Oxitec's bugs.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.5.16
Health

Why Isn't the Global Rate of HIV Infection Declining?

Fewer people are dying, but the HIV infection rate has stayed the same since 2005.
Michael Byrne
7.27.16
NEW YORK CITY

Researchers Are Chipping and Surveilling NYC's Rats

New research gets close and personal with some of the city's most hated residents.
Kendra Pierre-Louis
7.14.16
Malaria's Last Stand

Will We Defeat Malaria?

Malaria has been killing off humans for almost all of recorded history, and we’ve finally got it cornered.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.16
Health

'Sweaty,’ Mosquito-Luring Billboards Have Popped Up in Brazil

Two advertising agencies have released designs for a mosquito-trap billboard to help fight the Zika epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.20.16
Drugs

Researchers Are Gathering Pee From Nightclub Toilets to Track Drug Use

Collecting wastewater direct from the source can help researchers identify the latest new psychoactive substances.
Gian Volpicelli
3.25.16
Health

A Promising Dengue Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Early Trials

Though the trial used a small sample size, the results were encouraging and have spurred a wider, clinical trial.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.16.16
News

CDC Doctor Says There’s No Question Zika Is Linked to Microcephaly

Efforts are now turning to preventing, and new concerns over links for paralysis-causing syndrome.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.3.16
News

A Stillborn Baby Has Tested Positive for Zika, Raising New Concerns

A report published Thursday is raising fresh concerns over the quickly-spreading virus.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.25.16