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Do Nursing Home Workers Change Gloves Often Enough? September 18, 2017

Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma September 18, 2017

Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians September 18, 2017

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika September 14, 2017

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses September 13, 2017

Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually

'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections September 13, 2017

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel September 12, 2017

New advisory says women can get the screen once every 5 years, in lieu of Pap tests every 3 years

Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath September 12, 2017

As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC September 11, 2017

29 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard September 08, 2017

Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids September 05, 2017

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV September 05, 2017

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs September 04, 2017

Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children August 30, 2017

Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards August 30, 2017

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds August 23, 2017

Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System August 21, 2017

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine August 18, 2017

Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots August 18, 2017

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection August 18, 2017

Patients become more vulnerable as organ function declines, study says

Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought August 18, 2017

Men should still follow CDC guidelines and use condoms for at least 6 months, health experts say

Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair August 16, 2017

Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis August 11, 2017

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead August 09, 2017

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine August 07, 2017

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk August 01, 2017

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study August 01, 2017

Research with monkeys suggests virus isn't transmitted through kissing or sharing eating utensils

When Is It Nail Fungus? July 27, 2017

Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study July 27, 2017

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots July 26, 2017

Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many July 24, 2017

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital July 21, 2017

Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

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

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