World Topics

Oct 31, 2014

Scientists call skin-eating Asian fungus a threat to amphibians

A skin-eating fungus that infiltrated Europe through the global wildlife trade is threatening to inflict massive losses on the continent’s native salamanders including extinction of whole species and could do the same in North America, scientists say. An international research team said Thursday the ...

Oct 30, 2014

FDA approves vaccine to block meningitis strain

Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it cleared Pfizer’s Trumenba to prevent a subtype of meningococcal disease in ...