A nationalized health care and health insurance system in the United States would make economic sense and facilitate better disaster preparedness.
Unless the United States solves its nursing shortage, the people most likely to care for the sick and dying during an influenza pandemic would be family and friends.
By greatly expanding the number of scientists who work with deadly Category A agents, the United States might have inadvertently increased its risk of bioterrorism.
As the United States experiences its largest foodborne outbreak in a decade, some prudent personal precautions could prevent future illnesses from occurring.
When societies break down because of war or civil strife, it allows some physicians and/or researchers to act upon their worst prejudices.
Growing crops resistant to drought and disease sounds like a good idea, but the companies promoting such crops need to ensure that they're safe.
Achieving global cooperation in biosecurity oversight requires an international organization with legitimacy and a solid reputation.
Physicians use medical isotopes such as technetium 99 to save lives, but terrorists could use the production byproducts to build crude nuclear weapons.
When treating twenty-first century patients, primary-care physicians shouldn't rely on nineteenth century technology.
The play in virtual game worlds is fantasy, but the players are living, breathing human beings whose behavior during an online pandemic could give insight into disease spread.
Effective pandemic planning must take into account the challenges posed by immunocompromised individuals, who are at an increased risk for acquiring and spreading infections to others.
Antibiotics combat bacterial infections such as pneumonia, but their misuse and overuse actually harms public health.
The constant struggle against intelligent design dogma hinders efforts to prepare the next generation to understand the life sciences.
As more and more people inhabit overpopulated megacities, innovative sewage removal and treatment systems might serve as the best way to prevent an epidemic.
Given their aversion to cleanliness and a dislike for hygiene, kids play a major role in spreading disease such as influenza.
Think of a mosquito as a flying hypodermic needle that can inject disease from one individual to the next.
With profits dwindling and litigation pending that could harm those vaccine makers still in business, vaccines may go the way of the diseases they prevent.
A hollow tube 30,000 feet in the air filled with people sneezing, coughing, and talking while breathing recirculated air provides the perfect environment for disease transmission.