Not enough is being done to test for and treat HTLV-1, warn doctors alarmed by infection rates among adults exceeding 40% in some remote parts of central Australia.

Most arbovirus infections, from Zika virus, to West Nile virus, to dengue fever, have no specific treatment or vaccine—with a couple of notable exceptions, such as yellow fever.

Technology has already taken disease surveillance a long way since John Snow pored over maps to investigate 19th-Century London’s cholera outbreak. Now, Artificial Intelligence (AI), packing superpowers in data processing and predictive modeling, is poised to be a…

The sleek, discreet Juul—the “iPhone of e-cigarettes”—became ubiquitous in schools last fall. Now the FDA is on a mission to crack down on the devices and determine why they’re so popular among youths. The answer could be in marketing materials the FDA has demanded from…

In the midst of the raging Syrian war, researchers set out to systematically document debilitating attacks on healthcare that highlight “the failure of condemnation by the international community,” the authors wrote. Using a mobile field reporting system led by the Syrian…

What happens when promising research fails an initial futility analysis in a clinical trial? In this case, damaging misinformation and potential loss of hope for patients with debilitating depression. In open trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS), neurologist Helen…

An extraordinary breakthrough in treating beta thalassemia, published in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine paper, brings hope to the ~300,000 people afflicted with the genetic blood disorder.

The recent wave of genomics research has scientists flocking to Africa to collect data, and African scientists are angling to keep more of that data on home soil, and ensure it benefits Africans. Not many African institutions have the equipment to manage large genomic data…

China is leading the way in biotechnology, but its bioethics are another story, writes Yangyang Cheng. China is way ahead on using CRISPR technology to treat cancer with some 8 clinical trials. In 2006 China finally admitted to harvesting organs from executed prisoners,…

Global progress against malaria disguises a stark rise in infections and deaths in African countries upended by conflict—but new strategies show promise in the fight, researchers said at a malaria conference in Dakar yesterday.