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Day 1 of TedMed 2017 featured talks on chimpanzee politics, the sad aftermath of the Liberian Ebola epidemic, and new music created by Zoe Keating after her tragic loss.
To help you prepare for the 2017-18 flu season, we've pulled together answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu, its prevention, and its treatment.
A young medical student tells a story of her first patient and her experience in witnessing her death.
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.