Why does the body go through such laborious misery when we're sick?
Scientists manipulated the H5N1 virus, and found that, with just a few genetic mutations, it could be passed from one ferret to another through a sneeze.
Today's Moment of Science looks at the development of the even safer cowpox vaccination.
Ten percent of the population in 17th century London died gruesomely of smallpox, a virus that spread easily via airborne particles or contaminated clothing.
Got tooth decay? You are not alone.
Current tests to diagnose influenza are either lengthy and expensive or quick and inaccurate. A new method promises accurate results quickly and cheaply.
We all love our chicken noodle soup, but scientists may have found a more down-to-business strategy for conquering the common cold (and other viruses)!
Theories about invisible particles causing disease go back almost 2,000 years, but it wasn't until the late 1600's that scientists finally saw microorganisms.
Is another H1N1/Swine Flu scare going to happen again?
Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?