A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that frequent hugging helps reduce individuals’ susceptibility to infections associated with stress, and reduces the severity of symptoms if an infection is contracted by providing increased social support.
By Nora Daly
This year’s Ebola outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 6,800 people, according to the World Health Organization. “If you leave a single case untreated and then if you let that transmission continue, it could explode again,” Dr. Jim…
By PBS NewsHour
How societal, economic factors play into rise of drug-resistant bacteria…
HPV Vaccine Cuts Number of Infections in Teen Girls by Half…
Part Two: Washington's HIV infection rates are comparable to many African countries, which have provided critical insight into the epidemic.
Each year, pneumonia kills more children around the world than malaria, measles and HIV combined. Ray Suarez reports from Nicaragua on efforts to combat the lung infection, which is the leading killer of children under the age of five.
As many as 96,000 people are estimated to die every year from an infection or a medical mistake after going into the hospital. And almost all of those deaths are preventable. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports from a Denver…
By Talea Miller
Former Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop spoke with Ray Suarez for World AIDS Day.
While there may be debate over what's causing global climate change, there are far fewer questions about the effect of a warming planet on human health, reports Ray Suarez.
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