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A heroin addict who began using opiates when he was 13 pauses to shoot-up by a railway underpass in Philadelphia

President Trump outlined a plan to ‘eliminate’ HIV in the US by 2030, and experts say it’s actually possible

HIV/AIDS cases are clustered in 48 counties around the US. Public-health officials want to target those, but first they need money.

Being lonely can be as bad for you as smoking. Now you can take a quiz to find out if you’re at risk.

To help everyone get a sense of how lonely they might be, health insurer Cigna on Wednesday released a 10-question quiz.
The executive committee to advice the President meets to discuss Clade X.

A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepar...

The Clade X simulation, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shows how vulnerable the world is to the spread of a pandemic virus. According to the scenario's creator, if efforts to create a vaccine continued to fail, a disease like that could kill 900 million people.

Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here’s how worried you should be

One of the biggest threats out there is still one of the oldest: infectious disease, either natural or human-made.
Not sure this crew got the message.

If the zombie apocalypse happens, scientists say you should head for the hills

Real disease modeling can help people understand exactly how a zombie outbreak would play out — stay out of cities.

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

This summer, a small Ebola outbreak in the Congo was quickly contained — proof of how much scientists have learned about the virus since it appeared in 1976.

Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic

The next pandemic is coming. It's a disturbing reality that's clear to experts — but ignored by the rest of us. Here are five scientists' biggest fears.

Bill Gates once gave Coachella’s founder a grave warning about how the festival could go wrong

Even at Coachella — an event founded on care-free living — the billionaire philanthropist reportedly had some thoughts on deadly pandemics.

BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared

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We should prepare for the next epidemic the same way we prepare for nuclear war

When it comes to preparing for a possible epidemic, GAVI CEO Seth Berkley thinks we should be coming up with a multi-layer defense plan like the military does.