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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

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

Our Gorilla Cousins Harbor Mono-Like Virus, Too July 14, 2017

Epstein-Barr detected in saliva samples from great apes

Experimental Vaccines Might Shield Fetus From Zika July 13, 2017

A mouse study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses June 29, 2017

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

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

1 in 20 Pregnant Women Infected With Zika Have Babies With Birth Defects: CDC June 09, 2017

Report from U.S. territories finds 120 newborns suffered range of devastating developmental problems

Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response June 02, 2017

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

Zika Arrived in Florida at Least Four Different Ways May 24, 2017

Virus strains came from the Caribbean and Latin America, 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

HPV Vaccine May Also Prevent Cancers Affecting Men May 18, 2017

Study finds the cervical cancer vaccine cuts infection for viruses tied to oral, head and neck cancers

Another Step Toward Ebola Protection May 18, 2017

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

Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk May 15, 2017

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses May Not Be Limited to Tropics May 12, 2017

Study suggests southern U.S. at greater risk than thought for outbreaks of Zika, dengue and other diseases

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

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

Zika Risk May Be Lower Than Thought for Some Pregnant Women May 09, 2017

U.S. study found only 1 of 185 who traveled to active areas tested positive, and baby wasn't infected

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

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

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

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter April 18, 2017

Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika April 14, 2017

Genetic fragments, but not live virus, were found; researchers call for more testing of mosquito types

U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say April 07, 2017

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease? April 06, 2017

Study suggests harmless viruses may set stage for immune system response to the grain protein gluten

Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia April 04, 2017

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016 March 29, 2017

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC March 02, 2017

Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study March 01, 2017

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women February 23, 2017

CMV associated with increased chances of metabolic syndrome in those of normal weight

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

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey February 13, 2017

Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick February 09, 2017

Study of twins showed when someone is sleep-deprived, immune system weakens

Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks February 08, 2017

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

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

Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances January 20, 2017

Findings might lead to more effective patient care, researchers suggest

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

Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu January 17, 2017

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

Debunking Winter Weather Myths January 16, 2017

For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

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

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

Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway December 28, 2016

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

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

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