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New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks October 01, 2014

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient October 01, 2014

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States October 01, 2014

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids September 29, 2014

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital September 29, 2014

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected September 26, 2014

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC September 25, 2014

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC September 25, 2014

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study September 25, 2014

Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations

Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment September 25, 2014

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care

3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital September 25, 2014

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids September 24, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes September 24, 2014

These patients at greater risk of life-threatening infection, researchers report

Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer September 23, 2014

Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say September 23, 2014

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds September 23, 2014

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts September 23, 2014

Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say

Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved September 23, 2014

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu September 22, 2014

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns September 22, 2014

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older September 22, 2014

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People September 19, 2014

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery September 19, 2014

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report September 18, 2014

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection September 17, 2014

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals September 17, 2014

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids September 17, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa September 16, 2014

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast September 15, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back September 15, 2014

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work September 14, 2014

Too much, too little slumber linked to raised number of sick days, researchers say

Hog Workers May Bring Drug-Resistant Bacteria Home September 12, 2014

Almost half persistently tested positive for livestock-linked germs, small study finds

American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague September 12, 2014

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa September 10, 2014

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease September 09, 2014

Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say

4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital September 09, 2014

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates September 08, 2014

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report September 08, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States September 08, 2014

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections September 08, 2014

Researcher attributes improvement to 'culture change' in intensive care practices

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise September 08, 2014

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial September 08, 2014

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son September 07, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals September 05, 2014

Improved outcomes seen in medical centers with 500 or more cases a year, study finds

Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska September 05, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial September 04, 2014

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials September 03, 2014

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak September 02, 2014

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies September 02, 2014

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

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