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Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study July 25, 2016

Because it's winter in Brazil, mosquito activity has subsided

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study July 25, 2016

Scientists used data on births, climate and other mosquito-borne infection to estimate outbreak

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women July 25, 2016

Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay July 23, 2016

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus July 22, 2016

If confirmed, cases would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations July 20, 2016

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus July 20, 2016

If confirmed, it would be first case of local spread of the birth-defect causing disease in continental U.S.

New Clues to Zika's Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It July 19, 2016

Scientists say the virus uses 2 routes to reach the fetus, but an antibiotic may halt that transmission

Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS July 19, 2016

Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

Monthly Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV July 18, 2016

African study showed women who used it consistently could cut their risk of infection

Latest Zika Puzzle: How U.S. Patient Infected Caregiver July 18, 2016

Officials say transmission by mosquito, sex unlikely

1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported July 15, 2016

Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year July 14, 2016

CDC statistics for 2013-2014 show troubling spike in resistant strains

Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say July 14, 2016

As more people become immune after infection, virus will have nowhere to go, UK team predicts

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic July 14, 2016

Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there

Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba? July 14, 2016

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

Cash Rewards Won't Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study July 13, 2016

Trial offered 'financial incentives' for healthy behavior change, with little effect, researchers say

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds? July 12, 2016

Study suggests transmission risk is low if infected person adheres to treatment

Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold July 11, 2016

Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus, researchers say

2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic July 11, 2016

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds July 11, 2016

1 in 20 holds onto and uses old, leftover meds, contributing to danger of drug-resistant germs

Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop July 09, 2016

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell July 06, 2016

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours July 05, 2016

Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico July 01, 2016

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria June 30, 2016

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children June 30, 2016

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests June 28, 2016

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals June 24, 2016

Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections June 24, 2016

Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack June 23, 2016

Prior exposure to this other mosquito-borne virus might worsen infection, study says

CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective June 23, 2016

Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics June 23, 2016

U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect June 21, 2016

Body's response to being bitten could help the virus, mouse study suggests

A New Antibiotic to the Rescue? June 16, 2016

Experimental drug shows promise against MRSA superbug in animal trials

Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer June 14, 2016

Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits June 13, 2016

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System June 13, 2016

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes June 10, 2016

Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections June 09, 2016

Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

Think Twice Before You Get That Tattoo: FDA June 08, 2016

Though popular, they carry infection risks and are hard to remove

Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus June 07, 2016

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice June 06, 2016

Babesiosis can sicken humans, so clinical trials are next step, researchers say

Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer June 02, 2016

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards June 02, 2016

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

Program Cut Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections June 01, 2016

Study found new training method led to fewer cases of painful, potentially dangerous infections

Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery June 01, 2016

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain May 31, 2016

Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Exploring Zika's Path Through the Placenta May 27, 2016

Researchers find the virus can replicate in immune cells

U.S. Officials Confirm Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics May 27, 2016

Pennsylvania case suggests it's almost 'the end of the road' for these drugs

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