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Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.
The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.
Researchers from UCSF have found an association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections.
There are natural and over-the-counter alternatives to taking antibiotics (which are ineffective) for colds and flu.
There is no disease surveillance program in the illegal wildlife trade. But even for legally imported animals, there is little oversight. This puts humans at risk of zoonotic infectious diseases.
Although HPV vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective at reducing infection with the virus that causes cervical and oropharyngeal cancers, vaccination rates in the US are so low they have been labeled a serious public health threat.
In the age of Zika, knowing which insect repellents are safe and effective, is more important than ever. Here's a quick review.
The more we learn about Zika the worse it gets. The latest is sexual transmission of the disease via an asymptomatic partner.
A new study shows that Zika virus infects adult brain cells suggesting that the consequences of the infection may be far greater than previously thought.