July 21, 2014: Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA
Molecular tool might lead to more definitive treatment, but current research didn't treat patients, just cells

July 18, 2014: EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

July 18, 2014: Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

July 18, 2014: Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

July 17, 2014: 1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

July 16, 2014: AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

July 09, 2014: TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated
As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

July 08, 2014: Study: Recalled Yogurt Tied to Fungus Infections
One strain can cause infections in healthy people, researcher says; company disputes finding

July 06, 2014: Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer
Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

July 03, 2014: One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections
In New York state study, 1 in 10 of the bugs carried both Lyme disease and babesiosis

July 01, 2014: Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC
Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

July 01, 2014: Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA
Doing so raises risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet, agency warns

July 01, 2014: Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

July 01, 2014: No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report
Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

June 26, 2014: For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

June 25, 2014: Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients
Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

June 25, 2014: 1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds
Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

June 25, 2014: Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

June 23, 2014: Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections
Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

June 20, 2014: Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

June 20, 2014: CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax
No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed

June 17, 2014: Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection
Goal is an easier delivery method for treating C. difficile

June 17, 2014: MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials
Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes

June 17, 2014: Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants
Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

June 13, 2014: Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study
Men who use smartphones to locate new sex partners may be prone to riskier encounters, researchers say

June 13, 2014: Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses
And lower your risk of eye infection

June 11, 2014: Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

June 10, 2014: Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

June 09, 2014: Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

June 07, 2014: Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas
Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

June 04, 2014: Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections
Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

June 04, 2014: Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
The animals are the Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says

June 03, 2014: Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases
Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says

May 30, 2014: Preventing Tick Bites
Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

May 29, 2014: U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

May 28, 2014: CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

May 27, 2014: FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections
Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

May 22, 2014: Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine
Approach shows promise in mice but more study needed before human trials can begin, experts say

May 20, 2014: Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners
Study focused on MRSA and E. coli bacteria

May 20, 2014: Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
But study finds only 4 of 103 people whose DNA was tested had the cancer-causing strain of the virus

May 19, 2014: Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest
Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed

May 19, 2014: Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease
Study finds the potentially dangerous bacteria can exist for up to 14 months in the product

May 19, 2014: Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

May 19, 2014: 'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth
Bacteria lurked even in samples from healthy women, researchers say

May 19, 2014: Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Manicure and Pedicure
Salon should be licensed and clean

May 19, 2014: Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study
Treating these dangerous conditions also uses up a fifth of hospital expenditures, researchers found

May 19, 2014: Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

May 16, 2014: New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial
Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

May 15, 2014: Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

May 15, 2014: CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk of Infection
Targeted groups include people with an infected partner or those who don't practice safe sex