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Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets November 25, 2014

Birds' guts have evolved, allowing them to consume dangerous bacteria, experts say

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds November 21, 2014

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets November 21, 2014

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now November 21, 2014

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll November 18, 2014

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S. November 17, 2014

Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, experts warn

Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds November 17, 2014

Early in epidemic, many in Guinea were skeptical of Red Cross workers' messages regarding the disease

Every Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs November 17, 2014

Couples share millions of microbes every second they smooch, researchers report

Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital November 17, 2014

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

Doctor With Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatment November 16, 2014

He became infected in West Africa; will be cared for at specialized Nebraska hospital

Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients November 14, 2014

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment November 14, 2014

He became infected in West Africa; to arrive at specialized Nebraska hospital on Saturday

Gene Analysis May Help Spot Ebola-Like Illnesses Before Symptoms Appear November 13, 2014

Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection

Improper Contact Lens Use Causes Millions of Eye Infections: CDC November 13, 2014

Proper lens hygiene can prevent most cases of keratitis, experts say

Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin November 13, 2014

They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say

Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds November 12, 2014

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene

Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women November 12, 2014

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match November 12, 2014

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious' November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

NYC Doctor Now Ebola-Free, May Be Discharged Tuesday From Hospital November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A November 08, 2014

Viral infection comes from contaminated food, water or contact with infected person

Dallas to End Monitoring for Ebola Infections November 07, 2014

CDC spends $2.7 million on hospital kits for health care workers

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not November 07, 2014

In studies, vast majority of people who said they had the allergy showed no evidence of it in skin tests

Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds November 07, 2014

New HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals some easing of anxiety, although misconceptions remain

World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery November 07, 2014

Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers: CDC November 06, 2014

Painful infection is common in Caribbean, and Central and South America

Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study November 06, 2014

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports November 06, 2014

Officials expect doctor, who became infected while working in West Africa, will be released soon

Health Tip: Cleaning a Litter Box During Pregnancy November 06, 2014

It's not recommended

'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S. November 04, 2014

Cases of Chagas disease in Texas may be underestimated, researchers say

Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Germ Traced to U.K. Livestock, Study Finds November 04, 2014

British researchers urge strict agricultural standards to prevent MRSA's spread

Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys November 03, 2014

Needle-free version would be easier to use in West Africa, experts say, and human trials are next step

NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement November 03, 2014

Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports October 30, 2014

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say October 30, 2014

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All October 28, 2014

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines October 27, 2014

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines October 26, 2014

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts October 25, 2014

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds October 24, 2014

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola October 24, 2014

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition October 24, 2014

Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed October 24, 2014

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say October 23, 2014

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters October 23, 2014

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked October 23, 2014

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

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