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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

Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head December 16, 2016

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC December 15, 2016

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus December 14, 2016

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought December 14, 2016

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months December 13, 2016

Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season December 12, 2016

CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC December 09, 2016

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

Mummy of 17th Century Child May Alter the History of Smallpox December 08, 2016

Virus might have appeared much later than originally suspected, researchers say

Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate December 07, 2016

Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population December 06, 2016

Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free December 02, 2016

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant November 30, 2016

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection November 29, 2016

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC November 22, 2016

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study November 22, 2016

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects November 22, 2016

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says November 18, 2016

Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research November 18, 2016

Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study November 16, 2016

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless November 15, 2016

Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

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