What vaccines does my child need by age 18 months?

Have you ever wondered why babies get vaccines starting from the day they're born? One big reason: The youngest are most at risk of diseases. It's also the time in your child's development that their immune system learns ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria that causes rare tropical disease found in US soil

A germ that causes a rare and sometimes deadly disease—long thought to be confined to tropical climates—has been found in soil and water in the continental United States, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.


Happiness might protect you from gastrointestinal distress

Serotonin, a chemical known for its role in producing feelings of well-being and happiness in the brain, can reduce the ability of some intestinal pathogens to cause deadly infections, new research by UT Southwestern scientists ...

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