Potential hot spot for germs: nurses' scrubs
A new study looking at how germs are spread at hospitals has identified a surprising potential culprit: nurses' scrubs. Specifically, their pockets and sleeves were the most likely spots to be contaminated, reports WebMD.
NJ&J to start testing vaccine for Ebola strains, Marburg virus
Johnson & Johnson will soon start testing a vaccine the world badly needs — one that protects against the worst strains of Ebola and its very dangerous cousin, the Marburg virus.
Bold claim of multiple sclerosis gene discovery comes under withering attack
Scientists are forcefully challenging a recent study that claimed to identify a rare genetic mutation that sharply boosted the risk of multiple sclerosis.
Politics Are Tricky but Science Is Clear: Needle Exchanges Work
For decades, public health experts have known that syringe exchange programs reduce the spread of certain viral infections — like H.I.V., hepatitis B and hepatitis C