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Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review April 20, 2015

Vet offers tips on how to protect vulnerable household members

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds April 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

California Declares Measles Outbreak Over April 17, 2015

But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection April 17, 2015

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes April 16, 2015

Report says small number of cases reported in the United States

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close April 16, 2015

Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find April 16, 2015

People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria

Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says April 14, 2015

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC' April 13, 2015

Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants April 10, 2015

Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

18th Century Mummies Reveal How TB Spread Through Europe April 08, 2015

Samples from bodies uncovered 14 different strains during height of disease

Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine April 08, 2015

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV April 08, 2015

Treatment would complement existing medications, researchers say

Be Careful With That Eyeliner April 07, 2015

Applying it to the inner lid raises risk of particles getting into eye, possible vision problems

Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds April 06, 2015

MRSA may become deadlier, even more resistant to treatment

Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections? April 03, 2015

European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States April 02, 2015

Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products April 02, 2015

Whether or not those residues are harmful is still not known, experts say

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations April 02, 2015

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link March 31, 2015

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection March 30, 2015

Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows March 26, 2015

Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds March 25, 2015

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes March 25, 2015

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials March 25, 2015

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed

When to Keep Kids Home From School March 20, 2015

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC March 19, 2015

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too March 17, 2015

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition March 16, 2015

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study March 16, 2015

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC March 13, 2015

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks March 12, 2015

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa March 12, 2015

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

More Americans Support Vaccines: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> March 12, 2015

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report March 11, 2015

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

Hospitalizations After Severe Blood Infections May Be Preventable March 10, 2015

Study suggests readmissions are often for diseases, conditions that can be treated after first discharge

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study March 10, 2015

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

Cresemba Approved for Serious Fungal Infections March 06, 2015

Most often these illnesses affect people with weakened immune systems

Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says March 06, 2015

Findings useful for home births in developing countries

Freshwater Algae Can Infect Wounds, Study Shows March 05, 2015

Two cases appear linked to a species in U.S. lakes, but researchers believe overall risk is very low

Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season March 05, 2015

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case March 05, 2015

High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine March 04, 2015

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study March 03, 2015

Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk March 03, 2015

But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas March 03, 2015

Two of four classes of the AIDS-causing virus arose in these large primates, international study finds

New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague March 02, 2015

Researchers didn't find the Black Death bacteria, however

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices February 27, 2015

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study February 27, 2015

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

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