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Exploring Zika's Path Through the Placenta May 27, 2016

Researchers find the virus can replicate in immune cells

U.S. Officials Confirm Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics May 27, 2016

Pennsylvania case suggests it's almost 'the end of the road' for these drugs

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women May 23, 2016

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip May 22, 2016

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa May 19, 2016

However, most cases were transmitted by everyday close contact, researchers say

High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities May 18, 2016

In Jackson, Miss., Columbia, S.C., and El Paso, Texas, rates now exceed or approach 30 percent, report finds

Zika Symptoms May Vary, So Testing Is Crucial May 11, 2016

Rash, headache were key signs in one recent case

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle May 09, 2016

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus May 09, 2016

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

Portable Zika Test Shows Promise in Monkeys May 06, 2016

Easy-to-use screening would benefit doctors working miles from hospital, researchers say

HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal May 06, 2016

But some progress seen in reducing new infections, transmission

Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds May 06, 2016

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S. May 04, 2016

CDC notes that nearly 20,000 Americans died in 2014 from the widespread, but treatable, illness

Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind May 04, 2016

1 in 5 developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of recovery, Sierra Leone study found

Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread May 04, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk? May 03, 2016

Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns April 26, 2016

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial April 19, 2016

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study April 13, 2016

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says April 11, 2016

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy April 11, 2016

Too little shuteye linked to higher risk of colds and infections, study finds

Ridding U.S. of Hepatitis B, C as 'Public Health Problem' Possible: Experts April 11, 2016

Vaccine for hepatitis B and drugs that cure hepatitis C infection are giving health officials new hope

Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says April 11, 2016

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study April 08, 2016

Firefighters exposed to dust right after the attack or for long periods later are more likely to need surgery

U.S. Moving Money From Ebola Fund to Help Fight Zika April 06, 2016

More than $500 million pulled out to prepare for likely outbreaks of mosquito-borne virus in U.S.

Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus April 04, 2016

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness April 01, 2016

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

'Listeria on Rye'? Many U.S. Deli Meat Slicers Cut Corners on Cleanliness March 31, 2016

Cross-country survey by CDC finds untimely meat slicer cleaning, which could sicken you

Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to Weaknesses March 31, 2016

Scientists say insights could further research into vaccine, treatments

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations March 30, 2016

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects March 30, 2016

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria, Study Finds March 29, 2016

But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common March 28, 2016

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure March 25, 2016

Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas March 24, 2016

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People? March 23, 2016

Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria, Study Suggests March 22, 2016

Whether this increases risk for infection isn't clear

CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year March 21, 2016

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year March 18, 2016

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer March 17, 2016

Weather and travel patterns could expose people as far north as New York City

New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise March 16, 2016

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika March 16, 2016

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used March 15, 2016

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study March 14, 2016

Findings show it won't increase complications

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers March 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito March 11, 2016

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

Diabetes May Raise Risk for Dangerous Staph Infection March 11, 2016

Researchers believe the disease might dampen immune system, leaving people more vulnerable

Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials March 10, 2016

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

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