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CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States July 28, 2014

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness July 28, 2014

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated July 09, 2014

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

Study: Recalled Yogurt Tied to Fungus Infections July 08, 2014

One strain can cause infections in healthy people, researcher says; company disputes finding

Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer July 06, 2014

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections July 03, 2014

In New York state study, 1 in 10 of the bugs carried both Lyme disease and babesiosis

Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC July 01, 2014

Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA July 01, 2014

Doing so raises risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet, agency warns

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More July 01, 2014

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report July 01, 2014

Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization June 26, 2014

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients June 25, 2014

Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds June 25, 2014

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough June 25, 2014

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections June 23, 2014

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S. June 20, 2014

So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax June 20, 2014

No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection June 17, 2014

Goal is an easier delivery method for treating C. difficile

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials June 17, 2014

Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants June 17, 2014

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study June 13, 2014

Men who use smartphones to locate new sex partners may be prone to riskier encounters, researchers say

Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses June 13, 2014

And lower your risk of eye infection

Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential June 11, 2014

Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds June 10, 2014

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids June 09, 2014

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas June 07, 2014

Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections June 04, 2014

Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection June 04, 2014

The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases June 03, 2014

Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says

Preventing Tick Bites May 30, 2014

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High May 29, 2014

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm May 28, 2014

Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections May 27, 2014

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine May 22, 2014

Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners May 20, 2014

Study focused on MRSA and E. coli bacteria

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV May 20, 2014

But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest May 19, 2014

Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease May 19, 2014

Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital May 19, 2014

He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth May 19, 2014

Bacteria lurked even in samples from healthy women, researchers say

Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Manicure and Pedicure May 19, 2014

Salon should be licensed and clean

Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study May 19, 2014

Treating these dangerous conditions also uses up a fifth of hospital expenditures, researchers found

Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports May 19, 2014

He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial May 16, 2014

Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma May 15, 2014

Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk of Infection May 15, 2014

Targeted groups include people with an infected partner or those who don't practice safe sex

Hand Microbes Might Reflect Where, How You Live May 14, 2014

Finding suggests that studies in this area should include people from different regions

MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO May 14, 2014

U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill May 13, 2014

Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study May 13, 2014

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say