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Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles December 18, 2014

CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola December 17, 2014

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection December 16, 2014

But animal-to-human transmission of this bacteria is rare, researcher says

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say December 16, 2014

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot December 11, 2014

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study December 09, 2014

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC December 04, 2014

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood December 03, 2014

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers December 02, 2014

'We must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States'

Is HIV Becoming Less Contagious? December 01, 2014

Study from Africa suggests virus is evolving

'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids December 01, 2014

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns November 27, 2014

Expert offers tips on using these devices safely

Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says November 25, 2014

U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds November 21, 2014

Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller November 20, 2014

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials November 20, 2014

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S. November 17, 2014

Deadly Chagas disease is now affecting Americans, experts warn

Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital November 17, 2014

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

Doctor With Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatment November 16, 2014

He became infected in West Africa; will be cared for at specialized Nebraska hospital

Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment November 14, 2014

He became infected in West Africa; to arrive at specialized Nebraska hospital on Saturday

Gene Analysis May Help Spot Ebola-Like Illnesses Before Symptoms Appear November 13, 2014

Preliminary research on hemorrhagic fever viruses uncovers early signs of infection

Improper Contact Lens Use Causes Millions of Eye Infections: CDC November 13, 2014

Proper lens hygiene can prevent most cases of keratitis, experts say

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says November 13, 2014

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin November 13, 2014

They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say

Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans November 12, 2014

One type has never been detected before, the other is a surprise because it was phased out of kids' pajamas

With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match November 12, 2014

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

Protect Yourself in Icy Temperatures, Heavy Snow November 12, 2014

Winter's dangers can be avoided with simple precautions, experts say

Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious' November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

NYC Doctor Now Ebola-Free, May Be Discharged Tuesday From Hospital November 11, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

Dallas to End Monitoring for Ebola Infections November 07, 2014

CDC spends $2.7 million on hospital kits for health care workers

Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds November 07, 2014

New HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals some easing of anxiety, although misconceptions remain

NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports November 06, 2014

Officials expect doctor, who became infected while working in West Africa, will be released soon

'Kissing Bug' Now Spreading Tropical Disease in U.S. November 04, 2014

Cases of Chagas disease in Texas may be underestimated, researchers say

Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids November 04, 2014

As number of cockroach, mold infestations rose, so did hospitalizations for respiratory attacks, study found

MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery November 03, 2014

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys November 03, 2014

Needle-free version would be easier to use in West Africa, experts say, and human trials are next step

NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement November 03, 2014

Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S. October 30, 2014

Award amounts also declining, study finds

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma October 30, 2014

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say October 30, 2014

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak October 30, 2014

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO October 29, 2014

But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital October 28, 2014

Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak

CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers October 28, 2014

Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines October 27, 2014

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines October 26, 2014

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts October 25, 2014

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds October 24, 2014

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola October 24, 2014

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

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