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Diseases: Bad bugs, bad genes and bad luck

Much of medicine is focused on understanding and addressing human ailments. We cover basic and clinical advances in heart disease, cancer, stroke, allergies, immune disorders, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and developmental disorders like autism and ADHD. We also cover infections, from rare tropical parasites to common worldwide scourges like malaria to viral infections like HIV, hepatitis, measles and influenza to MRSA, staph, E.coli and other bacteria.