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Black Americans May Have Stronger Immune Response to Infections October 20, 2016

But that robust reaction might increase inflammation too much, researchers say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study October 14, 2016

Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies October 14, 2016

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC October 13, 2016

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide October 13, 2016

Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV October 13, 2016

Initial safety studies are under way, though it's not yet clear if the treatment will be effective in people

Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen October 13, 2016

It's another step in trying to understand the germ linked to severe birth defects worldwide

Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short October 13, 2016

Many people still lack access to effective diagnosis and treatments, WHO report shows

If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed October 10, 2016

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections October 07, 2016

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study October 05, 2016

Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations October 05, 2016

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika September 30, 2016

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action September 29, 2016

Coalition launched to curb treatment-related infections

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC September 29, 2016

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study September 27, 2016

These widespread insects do spread West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis though, researchers say

New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark September 23, 2016

Researchers believe it was spread through contaminated imported poultry

Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses September 23, 2016

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems September 23, 2016

Bacteria found in plumbing may sicken thousands each year, study suggests

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC September 21, 2016

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

Another Mosquito-Borne Virus Moves North From the Amazon September 20, 2016

Mayaro virus is spotted for first time in Haiti, and researchers say it's a 'concern'

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly September 16, 2016

Study of Brazilian newborns spots virus far more frequently in blood tests of babies with the birth defect

Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study September 15, 2016

Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk September 11, 2016

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

Anti-Inflammatory Agent in Cord Blood Shows Promise in Mice September 09, 2016

Researchers say findings point toward possible new treatments for sepsis

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika September 09, 2016

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika September 07, 2016

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice September 06, 2016

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones September 06, 2016

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika September 02, 2016

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria September 02, 2016

Infections, diarrhea and vomiting are possible consequences, FDA expert says

Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use September 02, 2016

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study September 01, 2016

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida September 01, 2016

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study September 01, 2016

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases September 01, 2016

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC August 31, 2016

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika August 30, 2016

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies August 30, 2016

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika August 29, 2016

Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply

Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study August 26, 2016

Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection

Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika August 25, 2016

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida August 25, 2016

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC August 23, 2016

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects August 23, 2016

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper August 23, 2016

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained