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CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and MicrocephalyFebruary 10, 2016

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in ChinaFebruary 10, 2016

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study FindsFebruary 10, 2016

Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: StudyFebruary 09, 2016

During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study SuggestsFebruary 09, 2016

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet LagFebruary 09, 2016

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-UpsFebruary 08, 2016

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on VaccinesFebruary 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika VirusFebruary 08, 2016

Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex PartnersFebruary 05, 2016

Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in OutbreaksFebruary 05, 2016

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood SupplyFebruary 03, 2016

Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika VirusFebruary 03, 2016

News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold VirusesFebruary 02, 2016

Vaccine was well-tolerated, elicited 'moderate' response in volunteers, researchers report

For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted CatchFebruary 02, 2016

Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDCFebruary 02, 2016

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

WHO: Zika Virus an International Health ThreatFebruary 01, 2016

Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus OutbreakJanuary 29, 2016

Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior ResearchJanuary 28, 2016

U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye InflammationJanuary 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in ActivityJanuary 24, 2016

CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: ExpertsJanuary 18, 2016

Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

Women May Have Better Flu DefensesJanuary 18, 2016

Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc SaysJanuary 16, 2016

Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC SaysJanuary 15, 2016

But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

Chest scans a cost-effective strategy to screen this population, researchers say

HPV Vaccine Rates Highest in Poor and Hispanic Communities: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers say teen girls in mostly black and mostly white neighborhoods have lowest rates

Health Tip: Treating Your Child's ColdJanuary 12, 2016

Suggestions to help ease symptoms

U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDCJanuary 08, 2016

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

Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This WinterJanuary 08, 2016

FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or ColdJanuary 05, 2016

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015January 03, 2016

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu ShotDecember 30, 2015

Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early ResearchDecember 23, 2015

But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDCDecember 23, 2015

Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With AsthmaDecember 10, 2015

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

Maybe You Can Forecast Your Health Better Than a DoctorDecember 10, 2015

Results of self-rating study predicted which participants would catch a cold

How to Have a Healthy Holiday SeasonDecember 06, 2015

Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDCDecember 04, 2015

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

Health Tip: Who Gets Pneumonia?December 03, 2015

Age and health affect your risk

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune ResponseNovember 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Anthrax Vaccine Approval ExpandedNovember 24, 2015

Now sanctioned for adults 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure

Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study FindsNovember 23, 2015

Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine ScheduleNovember 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

Person-to-Person Bird Flu Transmission Likely Happened at Chinese HospitalNovember 19, 2015

Previously, the spread has been limited to within families, researchers say

When Antibiotics Are NeededNovember 18, 2015

'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing EpisodesNovember 17, 2015

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White AreasNovember 12, 2015

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to HumansNovember 12, 2015

But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person