Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists track evolution of a superbug

Using genome sequencing, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their colleagues have tracked the evolution of the antibiotic-resistant bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258), an important agent ...

Oncology & Cancer

WHO's cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer

Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.

Health

Researchers recommend organic agriculture for human health

In a review of existing research, commissioned by a committee of the European Parliament, a group of European researchers has identified benefits of organic food production for human health. The researchers recommend the ...

Medications

Dengue vaccine could be ready by 2015: Sanofi

French drugs group Sanofi said Friday that its vaccine against dengue, a mosquito-borne infection that kills thousands of people around the world each year, could be launched in about four years.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Sounding the alarm on a future Alzheimer's disease epidemic

We're living longer. The number of U.S. adults 65 and older—roughly 40 million as of the 2010 census—is expected to nearly double to 71 million by 2030 and to reach 98 million by 2060. In much of the rest of the world, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease: A looming pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist ...

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