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Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking

People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggests<p>A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on …

Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body

Scientists Wednesday unveiled the first catalog of the bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that populate every nook and cranny of the human body.<p>Researchers hope the advance marks an important step towards understanding how microbes help make humans human.<p>The human body contains about 100 …

When Our Microbes Chat, Dangerous Germs Are Eavesdropping

In Africa, a superb starling has just spotted an eagle and gives off an alarm call. Any starling within earshot goes on high alert, but so do nearby vervet monkeys. They have learned to eavesdrop on the starling’s calls to gain extra intelligence about incoming threats.<p>They’re not alone. Mongooses …

Smelly microbes help hyenas to communicate

Bacteria in scent glands give information about hosts' species, sex and reproductive state.<p>The hordes of microbes that inhabit every nook and cranny …

Biology

Scientists Use Microbes to Turn Poo into Hydrogen

Scientists at Newcastle University have created a process that uses microbes to not only process sewage at treatment plants, but to then produce …

Some Microbes Date Before They Mate

Humans aren't the only living creatures who date before "getting busy."<p>Even tiny microbes are willing to hang out with each other before jumping in the microbial version of the sack.<p>Read more on YourTango.com

Don't Worry: The HPV Vaccine Isn't Changing Pre-Teens' Views About Sex

The latest study on the role that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may play on young girls’ sexual behavior shows what public health experts …

Many Americans Skip Necessary Vaccines

As for your negligence? “As kids, we get a series of vaccinations, but the recommendations are always changing,” explains Paul Skolnik, M.D., Chairman of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “This means many adults don’t have the protection that is now recommended for …

Finnish Company to Begin Testing HIV Vaccine on Patients This Year

<i>Syringe photo via Shutterstock</i><p>FIT Biotech, a medical technology company based in Finland, plans to begin testing an HIV vaccine on human subjects …

Biotechnology

Measles Outbreak Traced to Church Critical of Vaccines

The church is linked to televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who has questioned the safety of vaccines on his show.<p>Officially, measles has been eradicated in the Western Hemisphere. But even so, 25 people in Texas have caught the virus. And most of them go to a church associated with a preacher who has …

Kenyan girls get cervical cancer vaccine but women's wait for treatment goes on

Vaccination offers hope to future generations but lack of money and long waiting times cut chances for those with the disease<p>Life is rough for women with cervical cancer in Kenya. Some of those attending the country's only public treatment facility sleep on benches and concrete floors outside the …

Meningitis vaccine withstands African heat without damage

MenAfriVac can be used effectively at 40C and below, raising hopes for yellow fever and cholera immunisation campaigns<p>The first immunisation campaign in Africa using a vaccine that does not have to be stored in fridges and iceboxes has been successful and substantially cut costs, according to …

The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

<i>UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.</i><p>In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the<p>Bay Area Rapid Transitsystem are being warned that they may have been exposed tomeasles-- a disease that was declared eliminated …

More Evidence Shows Whooping Cough Evolving In Response To Its Vaccine

Pertussis vaccines seem to require booster shots sooner than they used to. Could evolution explain why?<p>Whooping cough is evolving in response to its vaccine. Want proof? In a new study, researchers found 30 percent of whooping cough bacteria in Australia have evolved.<p>We've reported on the evolution …

Doc Refuses to Treat Patients Who Are Not Vaccinated

The vaccination debate is still a hot one among parents, but pediatrician Russell Saunders recently lit a fire under the tushes of antivaccine folks when he publicly took a stand against moms and dads who opt out of the common series of shots for their children. The doc told The Daily Beast that …

Why Some Wealthy, Educated Parents Avoid Vaccines

By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor<p>Published: 02/22/2014 08:45 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Health officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are warning local residents that thousands of them may have been exposed to measles, a potentially deadly disease that was once eliminated in the United States but has …