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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.
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.
Women who were 'in love' showed higher activity in their genes involved in antiviral defenses, so they had better immunity against illnesses.
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.
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.
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.
The causes for all diseases can differ but these can be passed down from your parents.
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 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.