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

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

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

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

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate ChangeApril 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: StudyApril 13, 2016

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

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

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You HealthyApril 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: ExpertsApril 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 SaysApril 11, 2016

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: StudyApril 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 ZikaApril 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 VirusApril 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 IllnessApril 01, 2016

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

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

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

Clues to Zika Virus' Structure May Point to WeaknessesMarch 31, 2016

Scientists say insights could further research into vaccine, treatments

FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood DonationsMarch 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 DefectsMarch 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 FindsMarch 29, 2016

But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less CommonMarch 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 ExposureMarch 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 AmericasMarch 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 SuggestsMarch 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 YearMarch 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 YearMarch 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 SummerMarch 17, 2016

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

New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows PromiseMarch 16, 2016

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

Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With ZikaMarch 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 UsedMarch 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: StudyMarch 14, 2016

Findings show it won't increase complications

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab CentersMarch 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 MosquitoMarch 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 InfectionMarch 11, 2016

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

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

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

Another Neurological Disorder Tied to ZikaMarch 10, 2016

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in StudyMarch 09, 2016

Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts SayMarch 08, 2016

Up to 10 percent of those with dormant TB develop active infection, according to health task force

Paid Sick Leave May Help Health of Whole FamilyMarch 07, 2016

Study finds workers without it forgo or delay care for themselves, spouses and children

Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth DefectMarch 04, 2016

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs'March 03, 2016

But hundreds of thousands are still infected each year, experts report

Steroid Shot for Hip Pain May Carry Infection Risk If Too Close to SurgeryMarch 02, 2016

Hip replacement should be delayed for three months after an injection, researchers say

Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause ParalysisMarch 01, 2016

But researchers found that nearly two-thirds of study cases walked again within 3 months

Risk of Getting Ebola From Survivors Seems Low, Study FindsFebruary 29, 2016

However, sexual contact still carries some danger of transmission months after patient has recovered

Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDCFebruary 29, 2016

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDCFebruary 26, 2016

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

In Monkeys, Therapy Flushes HIV-Like Virus From Its Hiding PlacesFebruary 26, 2016

Immune-based treatment shows promise, but whether it would work in people is still unclear

Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than ThoughtFebruary 25, 2016

But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: ReportFebruary 25, 2016

Germ forms slimy layer that makes it up to 1,000 times more resistant than other bacteria, researchers say

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDCFebruary 25, 2016

In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development SlightlyFebruary 23, 2016

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By SexFebruary 23, 2016

Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

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