Do You Have Tapeworms In Your Brain? Maybe.

Mother Nature has already given us so many things to be terrified of in this world—flesh eating bacteria, tsunamis, Tan Mom, to name just a few. Tapeworms certainly deserve a place on the list too. Who among us did not become obsessed with the idea that we might have one slithering around inside our intestines when we… » 5/16/12 10:00am 5/16/12 10:00am

You Might Want to Get Your Whooping Cough Vaccine Since There's an…

Whooping cough sounds like a pretty retro illness to come down with, but it's turning out to be a very modern problem. Even though we've had a vaccine for it since 1940, there's been an outbreak recently of the disease. There have been hundreds of cases reported in nine states. Washington state alone has 1,484 cases… » 5/15/12 9:45pm 5/15/12 9:45pm

The FDA Is Poised to Approve the First Drug To Prevent HIV Infections

It appears we're on the cusp of a major breakthrough in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The FDA said yesterday that Truvada, a drug currently used to treat patients with HIV, appears to be effective at preventing HIV infection in healthy people. This would be the first drug of its kind and would obviously have a huge… » 5/09/12 9:45pm 5/09/12 9:45pm