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Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll February 27, 2017

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

Do You Need an Antibiotic? February 24, 2017

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold February 24, 2017

Here are typical symptoms

Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety February 21, 2017

Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead February 17, 2017

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC February 16, 2017

Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy? February 14, 2017

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds February 13, 2017

Vaccine should be given into the muscle, not the skin, research suggests

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC February 10, 2017

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs February 09, 2017

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA February 08, 2017

Agency recommends getting inoculated between 9 and 26 years old

U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated February 07, 2017

CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab February 07, 2017

Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

New Zika Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection February 02, 2017

Made without live virus, only one shot was needed in mice and monkeys, researchers report

Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure February 02, 2017

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine February 02, 2017

Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC January 27, 2017

But health officials still characterize the season as average

Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists? January 25, 2017

30 members of U.S. Congress request clear guidance on this ethically fraught issue

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Eliminate Need for Pap Test January 24, 2017

Women who've been immunized still need the screen every 3 to 5 years, cancer specialists say

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu January 21, 2017

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC January 20, 2017

Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials January 19, 2017

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds January 19, 2017

Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young

Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu January 17, 2017

Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation January 13, 2017

It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana January 12, 2017

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

The Etiquette of Achoo! January 11, 2017

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

Medical Experts Alarmed at Trump's Reported Support of Vaccine Skeptic January 11, 2017

Robert Kennedy Jr. has backed widely disproved claim that childhood inoculations can cause autism

'Superbug' Infections Down 30 Percent at VA Hospitals January 06, 2017

Campaign to thwart antibiotic-resistant MRSA has made strides since 2007, study shows

Flu Season Starting to Peak January 06, 2017

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado January 06, 2017

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell December 30, 2016

Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years December 29, 2016

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

Flu Shots Are Worth It December 28, 2016

Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs December 27, 2016

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick December 26, 2016

Signs you should see a doctor

Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human December 23, 2016

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot December 23, 2016

Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial December 23, 2016

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated December 22, 2016

Distractions can help prevent pain

Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S. December 21, 2016

Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter? December 16, 2016

Researchers find that positive messages prevail

Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head December 16, 2016

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots December 16, 2016

Sitting for long periods puts you at risk for potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis

Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus December 14, 2016

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot? December 14, 2016

People who are particularly vulnerable

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