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U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine April 28, 2017

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss? April 28, 2017

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

Some Surprising Sources of Germs April 25, 2017

You probably use these items every day

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Not All Mosquitoes Need Standing Water to Breed: Study April 12, 2017

Many of the critters lay eggs on dry surfaces, researchers say

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say April 07, 2017

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV April 05, 2017

AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia April 04, 2017

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus April 04, 2017

Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough April 03, 2017

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids March 30, 2017

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease March 30, 2017

New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016 March 29, 2017

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report March 28, 2017

Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids March 22, 2017

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections March 21, 2017

Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant March 21, 2017

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease March 20, 2017

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study March 15, 2017

Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues March 09, 2017

Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart March 09, 2017

8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help March 09, 2017

However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance March 09, 2017

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing March 08, 2017

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes March 07, 2017

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs' March 02, 2017

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll February 27, 2017

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

Do You Need an Antibiotic? February 24, 2017

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids February 24, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety February 21, 2017

Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy February 21, 2017

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot February 15, 2017

Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana

Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy? February 14, 2017

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs February 09, 2017

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks February 08, 2017

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure February 02, 2017

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs February 01, 2017

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC January 27, 2017

But health officials still characterize the season as average

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug' January 25, 2017

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals January 25, 2017

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

Safeguards May Be Reducing Serious Catheter Infections January 23, 2017

Study finds hospitals that adopt new procedures reap sizable improvements, savings

Health Tip: Ward Off Infection From Ear Piercing January 23, 2017

Suggestions to keep it clean

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu January 21, 2017

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus January 20, 2017

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

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