On this day in 1869 in County Tyrone, Ireland, a baby girl by the name of Mary was born. Certainly, there’s nothing unusual in that. Very little is known of the formative years of young Mary Mallon, but at the age of 15 she became a part of the Irish diaspora headed for the United… Read More “Typhoid” Mary Mallon
Last week I wrote a post about a potential new drug treatment for Huntington’s Disease (HD). HD is a devastating disease that slowly robs you of your body and mind over the course of about a decade. It generally starts when you’re in your forties but extreme cases can begin in childhood, if you’re lucky… Read More What Would You Do?
I’ve done quite a few posts on the eradication of communicable diseases recently and so I feel it would be remiss of me to leave out one of the biggest killers still stalking the planet. So far this year malaria has infected a quarter of a billion people and killed nearly half a million, many… Read More Widespread Use of Malaria Vaccine Delayed by Years