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Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half July 20, 2017

But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report says

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds July 18, 2017

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies July 17, 2017

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries July 13, 2017

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear' July 08, 2017

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation July 07, 2017

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

Recurring Intestinal Infections on the Rise in U.S.: Study July 07, 2017

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 health care-linked infection in America, and some people can't shake it

The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs July 07, 2017

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing July 06, 2017

Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds July 05, 2017

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections July 03, 2017

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis June 30, 2017

Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses June 29, 2017

Medicine worked in lab tests against germs that cause SARS and MERS infections

Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses June 29, 2017

Drainage alone resulted in worse recovery rates, study finds

Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel? June 23, 2017

Skip a flight if you have symptoms

Could a Monetary Perk Help Keep HIV Patients on Their Meds? June 21, 2017

Study involving $70 gift cards suggests the approach might help, but only for some

'Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients June 16, 2017

Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years on

Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections June 14, 2017

Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care June 13, 2017

Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans June 12, 2017

Two of these are linked to past infections with serious respiratory diseases

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission June 09, 2017

Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study June 09, 2017

Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC June 08, 2017

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May 31, 2017

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs' May 30, 2017

New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others? May 30, 2017

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer? May 24, 2017

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection May 24, 2017

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients May 22, 2017

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases May 22, 2017

Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too May 19, 2017

3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says

The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years May 18, 2017

Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

Another Step Toward Ebola Protection May 18, 2017

Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.? May 17, 2017

Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine May 16, 2017

Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds May 16, 2017

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

Houston, You Have a 'Superbug' May 16, 2017

Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu? May 16, 2017

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC May 12, 2017

Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA May 11, 2017

Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease May 11, 2017

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario May 03, 2017

A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine April 28, 2017

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss? April 28, 2017

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC April 25, 2017

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

Some Surprising Sources of Germs April 25, 2017

You probably use these items every day

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Not All Mosquitoes Need Standing Water to Breed: Study April 12, 2017

Many of the critters lay eggs on dry surfaces, researchers say

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