It seems that cleanliness has been overrated

Death and disease are closely linked to economic well-being. The greatest number of people in sub-Saharan Africa or India die due to communicable diseases, which have close associations with poverty

Of the estimated 52 million deaths worldwide in 1996, about 40 million were in the developing world, including nearly nine million in the least developed countries. Of the 40 million deaths in the

Scientists at Abbott laboratories, Illinois, have found a new way to detect the most common sexually transmitted infectious bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can cause pelvic inflammation and

A group of scientists believe that HIV does not cause the dreaded Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Are chemicals used during the Gulf War causing sperm mutations among the war's soldiers?

Only a few animals develop symptoms of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), similar to that seen in human beings. As a result, scientists are unable to test new drugs and vaccines against

A new study suggests that the more the number of hosts a parasite feeds on, the more virulent it becomes

Though increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is making it difficult to treat diseases such as malaria, pharmaceutical companies do not consider it profitable to invest in research for new drugs.

People infected with the AIDS virus are more susceptible to tuberculosis, and this further reduces their chances of survival.