Vaccination

Inoculating against the spread of viral misinformation

In a year that has seen the largest measles outbreak in the US in more than two decades, the role of social media in giving a platform to unscientific anti-vaccine messages and organizations has become a flashpoint.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumonia epidemic is deadliest child killer: aid groups

Pneumonia is the world's deadliest child killer, with a "forgotten epidemic" claiming one young life every 39 seconds, international health and children's agencies warned Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First case of dengue spread by sex confirmed in Spain

Spanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos.

Health

Facebook launches preventive health tool

(HealthDay)—A new tool designed to help guide preventive care for heart disease, cancer, and seasonal flu was launched in the United States Monday by Facebook.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds youth suicide rates rise with community poverty levels

Research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference & Exhibition shows that U.S. children living in counties with the highest poverty level are more than one-third more likely to ...