October 17, 2017

Contagious disease




  • Fecal Transplants and the FDA

    Fecal Transplants and the FDA

    by David Tuller, DrPH

    Gastrointestinal infections with the drug-resistent bacteria C. difficile have become epidemic in health care settings. An odd-sounding treatment, fecal transplants, appears to help, but how should the government be regulating it?

  • Should Schools Require Vaccines?
    Ask the Experts

    Should Schools Require Vaccines?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Bioethicist Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley–University of California, San Francisco Joint Medical Program, weighs in on the question of whether it's ethical to allow unvaccinated children into public schools.

  • Can Birth Defects from Zika Be Prevented?

    Can Birth Defects from Zika Be Prevented?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    A research letter published in Lancet: Infectious Diseases by Edward Blonz, PhD, proposes a reason why the Zika virus causes microcephaly in babies—and a possible way by which pregnant women in Zika-affected countries might avoid this outcome.