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A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You ThoughtFebruary 12, 2016

Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to ZikaFebruary 12, 2016

Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

Another STD Spurs ConcernFebruary 12, 2016

British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant WomenFebruary 12, 2016

Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study ShowsFebruary 11, 2016

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in BrazilFebruary 11, 2016

And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and MicrocephalyFebruary 11, 2016

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in ChinaFebruary 10, 2016

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Germs on mats, helmets are likely culprits, but skin checks and hygiene might help cut risk, experts say

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health WoesFebruary 10, 2016

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked MicrocephalyFebruary 09, 2016

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDCFebruary 09, 2016

Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in MindFebruary 09, 2016

International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika VirusFebruary 08, 2016

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During PregnancyFebruary 08, 2016

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: ResearchFebruary 05, 2016

Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex PartnersFebruary 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case SuggestsFebruary 03, 2016

Doctors say Portuguese man appears to have passed the illness to his mother; both died

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood SupplyFebruary 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDCFebruary 02, 2016

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDCJanuary 28, 2016

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant WomenJanuary 27, 2016

U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHOJanuary 25, 2016

Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel PrecautionsJanuary 22, 2016

Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't HelpJanuary 20, 2016

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing RatesJanuary 20, 2016

More people agree to screening when told they'll be checked unless they choose otherwise, study finds

CDC Issues Zika-Virus Guidance for Docs With Pregnant PatientsJanuary 20, 2016

Among the recommendations: ask about recent travel to high-risk areas and symptoms such as sudden fever

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing ThreatJanuary 19, 2016

U.S. officials echo concerns of health experts in Great Britain

Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.January 18, 2016

Residents in nearly half of all counties now at risk, CDC says

Women May Have Better Flu DefensesJanuary 18, 2016

Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the AmericasJanuary 18, 2016

Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc SaysJanuary 16, 2016

Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the AmericasJanuary 16, 2016

Exposure to mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to birth defects in Brazil, health officials say in issuing travel alert for Central and South America and the Caribbean

Newly Designed Endoscope Receives FDA ApprovalJanuary 15, 2016

Manufacturer made changes to reduce risk of 'superbug' infection

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: StudyJanuary 12, 2016

Prepackaged stool samples used to combat stubborn C. difficile infections

Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This WinterJanuary 08, 2016

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

Hard Lessons Learned From the Ebola FightJanuary 06, 2016

West Africa epidemic showed women survived more, and an anti-malaria drug worked well, scientists report

Antifungal for Yeast Infections Tied to Miscarriage RiskJanuary 05, 2016

The oral drug fluconazole may increase the risk, Danish researchers say

Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's DiseaseDecember 23, 2015

People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDCDecember 23, 2015

Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

U.S. Teen Treated for Rare Rat-Bite FeverDecember 23, 2015

Only 200 cases have been reported since 1839, research reveals

Ebola Survivors Face Complications Months After Treatment, Study FindsDecember 23, 2015

The virus may linger in certain body fluids, researchers say

Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: StudyDecember 22, 2015

But definitive cause of polio-like disease remains unproved, researchers say

Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With AsthmaDecember 10, 2015

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

Maybe You Can Forecast Your Health Better Than a DoctorDecember 10, 2015

Results of self-rating study predicted which participants would catch a cold