Skin does much more than most people probably suspect.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now running tests on six forgotten vials of smallpox recently discovered in an unsecured laboratory.
Malaria kills more than half a million people a year, with the female mosquito being 100% responsible for the mass murder. Could scientists hack the reproductive process of mosquitoes such that, over time, no more female babies are born?
A herpes virus that infects humans originated in chimpanzees before it jumped into early human ancestors, according to a new study.
The bacteria that cause the illness may have been lurking around for 15 million years -- long before humans walked on Earth.
Germs may linger for days on the surfaces found within airplanes, such as the armrest, seat-back pocket and toilet handle.
But still, drinkers in the Americas imbibe less than Canadians or Russians, says a WHO survey.
Health care officials hope to contain the MERS virus in the U.S.
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