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Research suggests a regular coffee habit can reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes.

8 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us, and is actually associated with some impressive health benefits. Here's why you shouldn't worry about your coffee habit.
The measles virus.

Despite proposed fines for anti-vaxxers in Germany and New York, vaccine exemption bills may be on the rise

Germany and New York recently introduced bills to fine people who fail to vaccinate. But policies that let people forgo vaccinations may be on the rise.
"Kissing bugs" can be identified by their cone-shaped heads.

A parasitic illness from ‘kissing bugs’ that bite your face at night is spreading — here’s how to tell those insects apart fro...

"Kissing bugs" that bite people's faces can pass along a parasitic disease. They a lot like stink bugs, but there are a few key differences.
A new experimental gene therapy has cured babies born with a genetic disease dubbed "bubble boy" syndrome.

There’s now a cure for the deadly genetic disorder known as ‘bubble-boy’ disease

Doctors used a cutting-edge medical technique called gene therapy to treat 10 babies born with the disease. The biotech that helped saw its stock surge.
An Alzheimer's brain scan.

Bill Gates says there could be a way to predict Alzheimer’s using a voice app that listens for ‘warning signs’

Gates envisions a future where people predict Alzheimer's before symptoms appear using the sound of our voices.

A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe

A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.
A regular checkup turned dangerous when a dog tested positive for the plague.

A dog exposed more than 100 unsuspecting vets to the Black Death after contracting the bacteria from sniffing a dead rodent

The pet was brought in for lethargy and fever, but vets continually dismissed the theory of the plague because it was so unlikely.
Sleeping in could have a negative impact on health.

The benefits of sleeping in at the weekend don’t last, and doing so could even be bad for your health

The yo-yoing back and forth between good and disrupted sleep could be negatively affecting our biology.
Falling in love could give your immune system a boost.

Being in love could prevent women getting a cold, according to new research

Women who were 'in love' showed higher activity in their genes involved in antiviral defenses, so they had better immunity against illnesses.
An illustration of Christopher Columbus arriving in North America in 1492.

European colonizers killed so many indigenous Americans that the planet cooled down, a new study reveals

The diseases brought to North America by Columbus and other colonizers killed 90% of indigenous populations, sparking a global cooling.