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Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People September 19, 2014

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery September 19, 2014

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report September 18, 2014

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection September 17, 2014

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals September 17, 2014

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids September 17, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa September 16, 2014

World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast September 15, 2014

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back September 15, 2014

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work September 14, 2014

Too much, too little slumber linked to raised number of sick days, researchers say

Hog Workers May Bring Drug-Resistant Bacteria Home September 12, 2014

Almost half persistently tested positive for livestock-linked germs, small study finds

American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague September 12, 2014

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa September 10, 2014

Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease September 09, 2014

Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say

4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital September 09, 2014

Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates September 08, 2014

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report September 08, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States September 08, 2014

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections September 08, 2014

Researcher attributes improvement to 'culture change' in intensive care practices

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise September 08, 2014

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial September 08, 2014

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son September 07, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals September 05, 2014

Improved outcomes seen in medical centers with 500 or more cases a year, study finds

Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska September 05, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial September 04, 2014

2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials September 03, 2014

World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak September 02, 2014

Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies September 02, 2014

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems August 29, 2014

NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans August 29, 2014

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says August 29, 2014

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds August 29, 2014

Trends in tourism, migration may have contributed to its spread, researchers say

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus August 28, 2014

Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says August 28, 2014

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV August 28, 2014

A 13-year-old's science fair project helped the discovery along, researchers say

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds August 27, 2014

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study August 26, 2014

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey August 22, 2014

Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital August 21, 2014

Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Research on origins of tuberculosis may shed light on how other viruses are transmitted between species

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys August 20, 2014

Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group August 19, 2014

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds August 19, 2014

Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak August 18, 2014

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO August 15, 2014

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients August 15, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will likely gain immunity against the virus, experts say

Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says August 15, 2014

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

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