Handshakes may be polite, but they're also a sure fire way to transfer lots of bacteria from one hand to another.
The obesity epidemic, the flu epidemic, the opioid epidemic... in the 21st century, everything seems to be an "epidemic". But what does the term actually mean?
Many people feel conflicted about the use of animals in scientific research. But what is actually involved?
Comics often portray those with dementia as abnormal or less than human.
There's plenty of evidence that modern swill-feeding would be safe, sustainable, and popular.
New research shows just 1% of E. coli bacteria's genetic mutations are lethal.
New research uses pathology in dinosaur bones to look at predator-prey interactions in the fossil record.
A stomach-churning viral video of an Oregon woman who describes removing cattle eyeworms from her eye has renewed interest in parasites that jump from animals to humans. Here's all you need to know.
South Africa's food making giant, Tiger Brands, could have handled the listeriosis crisis better.
Pets give us a lot of joy ... and sometimes a few diseases.
These female workers had their health destroyed by a horrific disease known as 'phossy jaw'. It caused their jaw bones to glow in the dark and rot away.
The audio version of a long read on the historical mistakes and cover ups that hampered the response to the devastating Ebola outbreak of 2014.
Science has come a long way in the 100 years since the worst flu pandemic in history. But that doesn't mean that the country is ready for another health disaster.
Ants produce their own antimicrobial chemicals to fight bacteria.
Don't believe these 10 common myths about the 1918 Spanish flu.
Migratory animals are often blamed for the global spread of disease. However, recent research indicates they may not be the primary culprit.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
771,945 have been infected.
A new gene editing experiment explores human development. With this comes new ethical questions: How do scientists acquire embryos and how are their projects approved?