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We need to be critical and questioning about where we acquire information and how we react to it. Continue reading
How should we communicate about infectious disease to young people? Continue reading
There’s some pretty worrying news coming out about influenza H7N9. Continue reading
Single cell sequencing of bacterial genomes from many environments removes the need to culture the organism before its genome can be sequenced. Continue reading
“Scholars have argued that in risk communication a dilemma exists between the media functions of informing the media audience about rational risk behavior, and providing an arena for public deliberation about risk. Optimizing the information function would suggest that media … Continue reading
Can zinc cure the common cold? No, because the common cold is not a disease, it’s a symptom. Continue reading
BBC News Doubts have been raised about the reliability of a trial suggesting success for a vaccine against HIV. In the large-scale trial in Thailand, a combination of vaccines seemed to give volunteers a protective effect of 31%. The US … Continue reading
Popular media coverage of infectious diseases greatly influences how people perceive those diseases, making them seem more dangerous, according to a new study. The research suggests diseases that show up frequently in the print media are considered more serious than … Continue reading
BBC news Subscribe to podcasts (free): [iTunes] Enhanced podcasts & videos [RSS] mp3 podcasts (audio only) Play this episode: Enhanced version Audio only It was widely reported in the media that three million people went down last winter with Norovirus … Continue reading