By Helen Branswell, STAT
The disproportionate number of recent infections among children in the Democratic Republic of Congo — specifically in Beni, the outbreak’s current hot spot — has come as a surprise; typically young children don’t make up a big proportion of cases…
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
For the first time, scientists said Thursday that they had bred mice with two genetic fathers.
By Lev Facher, STAT
Two of the three largest distributors are on pace to exceed their campaign donations from 2016 — a notable increase.
The length of the flu season may vary depending on where you live, with large cities enduring longer periods of transmission and smaller cities experiencing shorter, but more explosive, spread, a new study suggests…
The struggle against HIV may be undergoing a sea change.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people and that have been linked to pet store puppies appear to have spread at least in part because healthy dogs were given antibiotics — a decision that all but surely fostered…
By Nicholas Florko, STAT
President Trump’s splashiest idea for lowering the cost of prescription drug prices was to force pharmaceutical companies to include the prices of their products in TV and other advertisements.
Seven U.S. states now have adult obesity rates of 35 percent or higher, up from zero states just five years ago, according to federal data.
The Senate is likely to pass a comprehensive bill to address the opioid crisis in the coming weeks. But the finish line on that long-discussed priority remains a long way off.
An analysis of Twitter accounts previously identified as having been operated by Russian bots and trolls found they dove into the vaccine debate as early as January 2015…
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