Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly meningitis B targets college students

(HealthDay)—College students face a much higher risk for the deadly bacterial infection meningitis B, a new analysis shows.

Immunology

VAT fat may cause pathogenic obesity

Type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess energy, according to evolutionary biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard, emeritus scientist at the Smithsonian ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Even the young and healthy benefit from the flu vaccine

Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 28 and healthy. I have never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I am hesitant. I have heard some people ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The mystery of the super-ager

It was the kind of case no traditional medical textbook could explain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human antibody discovery could save lives from fungal killer

A new way to diagnose, treat and protect against stealth fungal infections that claim more than 1.5 million lives per year worldwide has been moved a step closer, according to research published in Nature Communications.

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