Scientists track the evolution of HIV virus using genetic analysis. It’s an example of how advances in analysis techniques lead to better understanding of how desease spreads.
Reuters reports that “Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 percent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation.”
A study published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” shows that infections caused by anti-bacterial resistant staph infections are no longer confined to hospitals and are increasingly found in community settings such as schools and pose a major health threat.
White House edits CDC testimony on the health risks of climate change.