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'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids March 22, 2017

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant March 21, 2017

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections March 21, 2017

Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says

New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease March 20, 2017

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study March 15, 2017

Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help March 09, 2017

However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues March 09, 2017

Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart March 09, 2017

8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance March 09, 2017

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing March 08, 2017

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes March 07, 2017

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs' March 02, 2017

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

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

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids February 24, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

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

Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy February 21, 2017

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

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

Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot February 15, 2017

Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana

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

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

Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks February 08, 2017

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

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

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

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

Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs February 01, 2017

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC January 27, 2017

But health officials still characterize the season as average

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug' January 25, 2017

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals January 25, 2017

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

Safeguards May Be Reducing Serious Catheter Infections January 23, 2017

Study finds hospitals that adopt new procedures reap sizable improvements, savings

Health Tip: Ward Off Infection From Ear Piercing January 23, 2017

Suggestions to keep it clean

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

8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus January 20, 2017

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

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

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu January 17, 2017

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

Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk? January 17, 2017

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy January 16, 2017

Suggestions to protect yourself

Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery January 13, 2017

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman January 13, 2017

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes January 13, 2017

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin Infections January 13, 2017

Here's what athletes can do

Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start January 12, 2017

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy January 12, 2017

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon January 12, 2017

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

The Etiquette of Achoo! January 11, 2017

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

Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes January 10, 2017

But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say

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

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds January 05, 2017

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

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