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Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials January 19, 2017

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu January 17, 2017

Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy January 16, 2017

Suggestions to protect yourself

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman January 13, 2017

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery January 13, 2017

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes January 13, 2017

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin Infections January 13, 2017

Here's what athletes can do

Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start January 12, 2017

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy January 12, 2017

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon January 12, 2017

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

The Etiquette of Achoo! January 11, 2017

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes January 10, 2017

But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say

Flu Season Starting to Peak January 06, 2017

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S. January 03, 2017

Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick? December 30, 2016

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway December 28, 2016

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human December 23, 2016

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial December 23, 2016

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear December 23, 2016

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head December 16, 2016

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC December 15, 2016

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus December 14, 2016

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain December 13, 2016

Virus can copy itself thousands of times, persist for more than 7 months

Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months December 13, 2016

Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries December 13, 2016

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

Zika-Linked Birth Defects Surge in Colombia: CDC December 09, 2016

Study suggests the scourge of microcephaly tied to the mosquito-borne virus is no longer limited to Brazil

Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC December 09, 2016

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed December 08, 2016

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm December 05, 2016

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free December 02, 2016

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant November 30, 2016

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection November 29, 2016

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo November 27, 2016

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens November 22, 2016

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC November 22, 2016

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study November 22, 2016

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects November 22, 2016

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review November 21, 2016

But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says November 18, 2016

Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

'Superbug' Common Among N.C. Hog Workers, Study Says November 18, 2016

Overuse of antibiotics may threaten farm employees, their families

More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections November 17, 2016

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study November 16, 2016

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

Zika Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours November 15, 2016

But it's unclear whether simply touching these surfaces might transmit the germ, researchers say

Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless November 15, 2016

Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy November 14, 2016

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains November 10, 2016

A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

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