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Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study August 28, 2015

Only 44 percent of health-care providers said they follow CDC recommendations

Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated August 27, 2015

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test August 26, 2015

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests August 26, 2015

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over August 20, 2015

Health officials pinpoint source of bacteria that sickened 124, killed 12

Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC August 20, 2015

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas August 18, 2015

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono' August 13, 2015

Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection August 12, 2015

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

12 Deaths Now Reported in NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak August 11, 2015

City health officials also said Monday that the number of cases has reached 113

Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds August 10, 2015

But a prospective, rigorous trial may be needed before standard therapy changes, expert says

What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms? August 10, 2015

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing August 07, 2015

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections August 07, 2015

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds August 06, 2015

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say August 06, 2015

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study August 06, 2015

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection August 05, 2015

But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough August 05, 2015

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC August 04, 2015

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials July 31, 2015

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study July 30, 2015

Researchers warn a ban is necessary to keep infection from entering United States

In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain July 30, 2015

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds July 29, 2015

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child July 28, 2015

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes July 24, 2015

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice July 21, 2015

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study July 20, 2015

Research based on VA data found many docs wrote prescriptions even if the drug might be useless

Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents July 20, 2015

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick July 17, 2015

Study finds bacteria from wastewater can linger much longer in the sand than in the sea

Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study July 15, 2015

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys July 13, 2015

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says July 10, 2015

Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness July 09, 2015

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds July 08, 2015

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Pierced Ears July 08, 2015

Take steps to prevent infection

More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds July 07, 2015

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions July 06, 2015

Scientists track carriers of dengue and chikungunya infection

Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer July 05, 2015

Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike July 01, 2015

Study of San Francisco data for 1997-2012 shows 35 percent death rate over 5 years for these patients

Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study June 30, 2015

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death? June 30, 2015

Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics June 26, 2015

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Deadly Fungus Killing U.S. Snakes Similar to That Seen in Bats June 25, 2015

Infection causes skin and tissue damage that is 100 percent fatal, scientists say

Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds June 25, 2015

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea June 24, 2015

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

Tick Infection Epidemic Among American Indian Tribes in Arizona: CDC June 19, 2015

Rocky Mountain spotted fever reponsible for $13 million in losses, study says

Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals June 19, 2015

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

Climate Change Won't Lower Number of Winter Deaths, Study Claims June 19, 2015

Most fatalities stem from flu and respiratory illnesses, researchers find

Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs June 18, 2015

Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

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