A new study shows how climate change will contribute to the spread of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus
Absence of evidence of a spilled chemical doesn’t mean evidence of its absence in the water supply
Authorities have virtually no way of regulating many industrial chemicals. The latest spill could change that.
For more than a year, Saudi Arabia has struggled to control the new disease MERS. Now, with millions of Muslim pilgrims descending on the country, the challenge will get that much tougher.
The bacteria in our gut already plays an important role in digestion. But new studies indicate that our bacteria could play a major role in whether or not we become obese
Climate change will make it easier for many infectious diseases to spread. Human beings will be able to adapt — or at least the richer ones will. But biodiversity will suffer as parasites and bacteria find a more welcoming environment
A generation of movies have made us think that the American city is an inherently dangerous place. But a new study shows that you’re more likely to die violently in the quiet countryside
New viruses like the pathogen that causes MERS are jumping across the species barrier, going from animals to human beings. Can we even eliminate infectious disease?
A new book by the co-author of “Three Cups of Tea” profiles a pair of doctors who pioneered a way to solve the most preventable form of blindness
As the climate warms, heat-related deaths are almost certain to increase in cities like New York—unless we take steps to adapt to global warming