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Jun 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM
An aggressive breed of mosquito found in the Portland metro area about five years ago is spreading, boosting the risk of spreading disease along with it.
May 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM
My cousin and I were visiting a friend in Hong Kong for a week this spring and decided to take a one-night excursion on Lantau Island.
Jan 2, 2009 at 9:12 AM
Old mosquitoes usually spread disease, so Australian researchers figured out a way to make the pests die younger — naturally, not poisoned.
Jun 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Officials at GAVI, formerly known as the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, announced they have prioritized vaccines for cervical cancer, cholera, typhoid, meningitis A, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and rubella.
May 27, 2008 at 9:24 AM
Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellant, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET.
Apr 16, 2008 at 8:10 AM
Naomi Campbell wants to give blood to help fight a dengue fever epidemic, but Brazilian officials won't take it yet.
Apr 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM
A top government health official said Wednesday that climate change is expected to have a significant impact on health in the next few decades, with certain regions of the country - and the elderly and children - most vulnerable to increased health problems.
Sep 17, 2007 at 8:45 AM
To help shoppers avoid mislabeled toxic pufferfish and pilots steer clear of birds, federal agencies are starting to tap into an ambitious project that is gathering DNA "barcodes" for the Earth's 1.8 million known species.
Oct 20, 2006 at 6:12 PM
A major breakthrough at a Corvallis bio-tech company in the prevention and treatment of smallpox.