August 28, 2013
In a new list evaluating the efficiency of 48 nations' health care systems based on life expectancy and health costs per capita, the United States ranked 46th, while Hong Kong and Singapore came out on top.
Summertime colds tend to last longer and pack more of a punch than the winter variety, although they occur only about 25% as often, Angela Chen writes in the Wall Street Journal.
New research sheds light on how the bacteria behind typhoid fever can hide in the body and may help explain how "Typhoid Mary" remained asymptomatic while infecting dozens of New Yorkers in the 1900s.
Nurses are noticeably more likely to comply with hand-washing guidelines than doctors, according to a new study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
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