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More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds July 06, 2015

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions July 06, 2015

Scientists track carriers of dengue and chikungunya infection

Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer July 05, 2015

Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike July 01, 2015

Study of San Francisco data for 1997-2012 shows 35 percent death rate over 5 years for these patients

Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study June 30, 2015

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death? June 30, 2015

Scientists find single change in the plague bacterium's DNA may have changed the course of history

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics June 26, 2015

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Deadly Fungus Killing U.S. Snakes Similar to That Seen in Bats June 25, 2015

Infection causes skin and tissue damage that is 100 percent fatal, scientists say

Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds June 25, 2015

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea June 24, 2015

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds

Tick Infection Epidemic Among American Indian Tribes in Arizona: CDC June 19, 2015

Rocky Mountain spotted fever reponsible for $13 million in losses, study says

Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals June 19, 2015

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

Climate Change Won't Lower Number of Winter Deaths, Study Claims June 19, 2015

Most fatalities stem from flu and respiratory illnesses, researchers find

Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs June 18, 2015

Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns

Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak June 18, 2015

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola June 17, 2015

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study June 16, 2015

But, rise in funding has stagnated since 2010, researchers add

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids June 12, 2015

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them June 11, 2015

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study June 11, 2015

Researchers found 4 days of the drugs equally effective as 8 days

U.S. Health Officials Search for Those Exposed to Drug-Resistant TB June 09, 2015

Patient spent seven weeks in country, traveled to three states before diagnosis

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC June 09, 2015

Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study June 08, 2015

Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat June 05, 2015

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History June 04, 2015

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

Sharing a Bathroom With Many Others? Your Toothbrush Likely Has 'Fecal Matter' June 04, 2015

Study in a college dorm finds 60 percent of toothbrushes were contaminated

Many Skin Bacteria Are Dead or Inactive, Study Finds June 03, 2015

Researchers suspect cells may be trying to evade immune system detection

Recent Hospitalization Might Raise Blood Infection Risk, Study Says June 03, 2015

Antibiotic treatments may upset body's natural bacteria balance, experts believe

Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas June 03, 2015

California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

Contact Lens Wearers May Have Different Eye Bacteria: Study June 01, 2015

Finding may explain why they're more prone to infection

150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC May 29, 2015

But most at little risk of infection from the potentially fatal disease that's rare in U.S.

Global Trial Finds HIV Drugs Should Be Taken Right After Diagnosis May 28, 2015

Those who started medications early fared better than those who waited until immune systems weakened

Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study May 26, 2015

Researchers zero in on a key protein involved in infection

U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC May 26, 2015

Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk May 21, 2015

Researchers detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lizards from Indonesia

U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC May 14, 2015

But other types of food-borne bacteria, including Campylobacter and Vibrio, are on the rise

Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water May 14, 2015

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study May 14, 2015

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none has taken place, researchers say

Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection May 13, 2015

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say May 13, 2015

New genetic information aids planning for future outbreaks

Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths May 13, 2015

Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males May 13, 2015

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa May 11, 2015

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

Many Americans Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus May 09, 2015

American Academy of Dermatology offers advice for treating and preventing spread

Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice May 08, 2015

Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

Ebola Survivors May Develop Eye Disease May 07, 2015

Traces of virus remained in doctor's eye long after it disappeared from his blood

Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends May 07, 2015

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

Pig Farmers at Greater Risk for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections: Study May 07, 2015

Those around them who may have weakened immune systems should take precautions

'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds May 06, 2015

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study May 05, 2015

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

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