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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

Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season December 12, 2016

CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations December 12, 2016

Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

Health Tip: Trying to Unclog That Stuffy Nose? December 12, 2016

Using a decongestant

More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed December 08, 2016

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows 'Game-Changing' Promise Against a Leukemia December 07, 2016

Made by combining immune cells, cancer cells, it's kept some study patients in remission for nearly 5 years

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens November 22, 2016

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study November 22, 2016

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review November 21, 2016

But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

Are You Ready for Flu Season? November 18, 2016

Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research November 18, 2016

Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study November 17, 2016

Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains November 10, 2016

A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV November 10, 2016

Monkey study produces 'one-two punch' that combines an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug

DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study November 10, 2016

Results are encouraging and human trials are underway, researchers say

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too November 08, 2016

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu November 08, 2016

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study November 03, 2016

Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed

Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World November 02, 2016

HPV vaccine, safe sex practices would help reverse trend, cancer specialists say

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus November 01, 2016

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

Why You Need a Flu Shot Now November 01, 2016

If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed October 28, 2016

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs October 27, 2016

Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too October 27, 2016

Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says

Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC October 24, 2016

But small pockets of world still have cases of crippling disease, officials add

Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC October 20, 2016

But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

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