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A vector control team leaves after spraying pesticide through a Del Mar neighborhood where increasing numbers of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.

A major climate report predicts West Nile virus and other insect-borne diseases will become far more common in the US

West Nile virus, Zika virus, Lyme disease, and dengue are all projected to become more common in the United States as temperatures continue to rise.

A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she’s alread...

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative at a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater.
Dementia is a term used for symptoms like confusion, memory loss, mood changes, and personality changes.

This is what it’s like to care for someone with dementia

There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. Here's what it's like for the people taking care of them.
Genetics are involved with diseases.

10 diseases and illness that can be hereditary

The causes for all diseases can differ but these can be passed down from your parents.
The science team behind Mammoth Biosciences

A medical diagnostics startup that wants to use CRISPR technology to detect diseases raised $23 million in venture funding

Mammoth Biosciences, a diagnostics startup that uses CRISPR proteins to detect diseases like HPV and malaria, raised $23 million in funding to develop its technology.
A diet rich in plants is good for your brain and body.

A plant-based vegan diet could help people with type 2 diabetes manage weight and blood sugar levels, according to a new study

According to new research, a plant-based or vegan diet might be the best to follow for people with type 2 diabetes. But not all vegan diets are healthy.
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15 common misconceptions and surprising realities about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

There are about 50 million people living with dementia in the world, but there are still many misconceptions about what causes the symptoms. Here are some of the surprising facts about the diseases that cause dementia, and how they affect someone.

One of the world’s largest banks has issued an alarming warning about antibiotic resistance — with big consequences for humanity

The use of antibiotics in meat production and other forms of agriculture could lead to antibiotic resistance, which is expected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.

The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates

The Ada Health app lets you type in your symptoms and learn what's ailing you, which could save you a trip to the doctor. The platform is launching a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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.