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The new epidemiology: Infectious personalities

Google recently has been used to track the development of the flu by using the number of queries about flu symptoms and treatment as a measure of the spread of the disease. However, this is what is known as a lagging indicator because it reflects what has already happened, not what will happen in terms...

Bird Flu May Increase Risk of Parkinson's

At least in mice, the "bird flu", known more specifically as H5N1, may make those who survive the disease more susceptible to Parkinson's Disease. Although flu is generally thought of as a disease of the body, H5N1 can move into the brain. How it gets there is subject to debate. Some researchers...