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Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey August 22, 2014

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital August 21, 2014

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys August 20, 2014

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group August 19, 2014

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds August 19, 2014

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak August 18, 2014

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO August 15, 2014

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients August 15, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will likely gain immunity against the virus, experts say

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

CDC Commits More Than 400 Staffers to Fight Ebola Outbreak August 13, 2014

55 are deployed in West Africa now, others are working from the U.S.

Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds August 12, 2014

Students taught hand hygiene had similar number of sick days

Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection August 12, 2014

Researchers aren't sure why extra weight seemed protective for sepsis

WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs August 12, 2014

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say

In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections August 11, 2014

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation

Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates August 11, 2014

Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September August 11, 2014

'Patient Zero' thought to be 2-year-old who lived in village near 3 West African nations

Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs August 11, 2014

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September August 11, 2014

Any vaccine resulting from the trials wouldn't be available till 2015, WHO says

Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips August 09, 2014

Going barefoot in the summer increases risk of problems, doctor says

Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy August 08, 2014

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk August 07, 2014

FDA concerned some contaminated ink may still be used by professionals or at home

Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections August 07, 2014

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status August 07, 2014

World Health Organization also mulling similar move as cases are reported in Nigeria

Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease August 06, 2014

New methods that test urine or nasal tissue samples appear promising: studies

Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say August 06, 2014

Virus doesn't transmit easily and medical care in United States is greatly superior to that in West Africa

Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement' August 06, 2014

She is being cared for in isolation unit at same Atlanta hospital as another patient, Dr. Kent Brantly

People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis August 05, 2014

Constant immune system suppression may be the reason why, researchers say

Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports August 04, 2014

Meanwhile, patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City being tested for the virus

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids August 04, 2014

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

2nd Ebola Patient To Arrive in United States on Tuesday August 04, 2014

Nancy Writebol will be treated at same Atlanta facility as Dr. Kent Brantly

Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving August 03, 2014

Second patient is expected to be delivered to the same Atlanta medical isolation unit later this week

First U.S. Ebola Patient to Arrive in Atlanta on Saturday August 02, 2014

Unnamed patient will be transported to specially equipped hospital for treatment

Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States August 01, 2014

State Dept. says transfer to U.S. hospital will be done under strict protocols to ensure safety

Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment August 01, 2014

Unnamed individual will be cared for in specially designed isolation unit, Atlanta hospital says

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival July 31, 2014

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens July 31, 2014

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease July 30, 2014

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It July 30, 2014

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister July 30, 2014

Check for signs of Infection

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