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  • Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease
    (20-Mar-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
    (09-Mar-2017)
    However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

  • Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

  • Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart
    (09-Mar-2017)
    8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

  • Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

  • Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-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
    (23-Feb-2017)
    CMV associated with increased chances of metabolic syndrome in those of normal weight

  • No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study designed to allay fears that kitty poop parasites raise odds for schizophrenia, other disorders

  • Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

  • Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

  • Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Study of twins showed when someone is sleep-deprived, immune system weakens

  • Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

  • U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
    (07-Feb-2017)
    CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

  • Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

  • Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

  • Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs
    (01-Feb-2017)
    But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

  • Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Findings might lead to more effective patient care, researchers suggest

  • 8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

  • Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks
    (17-Jan-2017)
    U.S. National Park Service and CDC advise using insect repellents on clothes and skin

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

  • Debunking Winter Weather Myths
    (16-Jan-2017)
    For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

  • How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-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
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

  • Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

  • Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

  • Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

  • Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

  • Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

  • Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

  • Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC
    (09-Dec-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
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Virus might have appeared much later than originally suspected, researchers say

  • Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

  • New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

  • Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free
    (02-Dec-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
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

  • Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

  • Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

  • U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

  • Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC
    (22-Nov-2016)
    Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

  • FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

  • Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

  • Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study
    (16-Nov-2016)
    In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

  • Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

  • Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy
    (14-Nov-2016)
    And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

  • Tropical Bedbugs Creeping Back to Florida
    (11-Nov-2016)
    These cousins to the common variety haven't been seen since the 1930s or '40s

  • Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Monkey study produces 'one-two punch' that combines an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug

  • Antibodies May Hold Key to HIV Suppression
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Two early trials suggest approach might make it possible for patients to go off antiretroviral meds

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • Ebola Virus Mutated to Become More Infectious, Scientists Say
    (03-Nov-2016)
    Virologists hope this information will help them better prepare for the next outbreak

  • Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed
    (28-Oct-2016)
    One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

  • HIV May Hide in Tissues, Even After Treatment
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Study suggests this hidden virus might spur other conditions in patients

  • Mouse Study Hints at Damage Zika May Cause to Adult Brain
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Stem cells critical to learning, memory might be vulnerable to the virus

  • Polio Nearly Vanquished: CDC
    (24-Oct-2016)
    But small pockets of world still have cases of crippling disease, officials add

  • New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

  • Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

  • Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

  • Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

  • Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

  • CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

  • Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Lab study suggests possible mechanism for birth defects to develop

  • DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study
    (22-Sep-2016)
    Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

  • Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

  • Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

  • Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

  • Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

  • Ebola May Be Present in Semen for Year or More
    (31-Aug-2016)
    And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report

  • Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

  • 3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus
    (29-Aug-2016)
    But only one is already approved in the United States

  • Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

  • New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

  • Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

  • Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

  • Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

  • Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission
    (28-Jul-2016)
    If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

  • Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

  • CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay
    (23-Jul-2016)
    CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

  • Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus
    (22-Jul-2016)
    If confirmed, cases would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

  • Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations
    (20-Jul-2016)
    1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

  • Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus
    (20-Jul-2016)
    If confirmed, it would be first case of local spread of the birth-defect causing disease in continental U.S.

  • Latest Zika Puzzle: How U.S. Patient Infected Caregiver
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Officials say transmission by mosquito, sex unlikely

  • 1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

  • Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?
    (14-Jul-2016)
    No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

  • Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say
    (14-Jul-2016)
    As more people become immune after infection, virus will have nowhere to go, UK team predicts

  • Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Male circumcision, broader use of preventive drugs could help control epidemic, researchers say

  • Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell
    (06-Jul-2016)
    The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

  • U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

  • Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

  • 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

  • Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial
    (01-Jul-2016)
    New type of shot protected animals against deadly infection

  • Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

  • Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

  • Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2016)
    But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

  • Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Combination drug treats six major forms of HCV

  • Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Prior exposure to this other mosquito-borne virus might worsen infection, study says

  • Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women
    (23-Jun-2016)
    All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

  • Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Case of man with potentially severe condition suggests virus can damage vision in more than babies

  • Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

  • Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Body's response to being bitten could help the virus, mouse study suggests

  • Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

  • Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

  • Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Possibly hundreds of babies could be born with brain birth defect related to virus in coming year

  • CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

  • Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

  • Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

  • Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

  • Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Babesiosis can sicken humans, so clinical trials are next step, researchers say

  • Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex
    (03-Jun-2016)
    French finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought

  • Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

  • Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

  • Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain
    (31-May-2016)
    Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

  • Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO
    (31-May-2016)
    Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring

  • Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.
    (26-May-2016)
    They say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't

  • Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink, Study Finds
    (25-May-2016)
    And researchers say alcohol can worsen the chronic liver condition

  • Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika
    (25-May-2016)
    Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

  • 7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip
    (22-May-2016)
    Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

  • 7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip
    (22-May-2016)
    Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

  • Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method
    (20-May-2016)
    Two registries will track those who show lab evidence of infection, whether or not they ever had symptoms

  • Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses
    (11-May-2016)
    Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study
    (10-May-2016)
    It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

  • What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus
    (09-May-2016)
    As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

  • With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle
    (09-May-2016)
    The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

  • Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds
    (06-May-2016)
    Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

  • Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread
    (04-May-2016)
    Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

  • Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind
    (04-May-2016)
    1 in 5 developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of recovery, Sierra Leone study found

  • Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico
    (29-Apr-2016)
    The victim was a 70-year-old man

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

  • Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says
    (22-Apr-2016)
    One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

  • Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial
    (19-Apr-2016)
    But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

  • Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Inexpensive antivirals could be a game-changer in many countries, researchers say

  • U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives
    (15-Apr-2016)
    At issue: should women be told to avoid getting pregnant during mosquito season

  • Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants
    (14-Apr-2016)
    If findings are confirmed, treatment could cut number of patients on waiting lists, researchers say

  • Fighting Back, Bedbugs Grow a Thicker Skin
    (13-Apr-2016)
    It helps protect against pesticides and may explain why population is growing worldwide, scientists suggest

  • Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies: CDC
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Agency says evidence confirms infection during early pregnancy leads to severe form of microcephaly

  • Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

  • Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Too little shuteye linked to higher risk of colds and infections, study finds

  • U.S. Moving Money From Ebola Fund to Help Fight Zika
    (06-Apr-2016)
    More than $500 million pulled out to prepare for likely outbreaks of mosquito-borne virus in U.S.

  • Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Half the time, residents are unaware of infestations, researchers say

  • Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

  • CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness
    (01-Apr-2016)
    The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

  • Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy

  • Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

  • FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations
    (30-Mar-2016)
    But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

  • Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

  • CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

  • Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

  • Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

  • CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

  • CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

  • Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer
    (17-Mar-2016)
    Weather and travel patterns could expose people as far north as New York City

  • New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

  • Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika
    (16-Mar-2016)
    A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

  • Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
    (15-Mar-2016)
    As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

  • In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

  • Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika
    (10-Mar-2016)
    It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

  • Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials
    (10-Mar-2016)
    They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

  • Combo Treatment Protects Pregnant Women, Fetuses From Malaria in Study
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Findings suggest older medication is losing effectiveness, researchers say

  • Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect
    (04-Mar-2016)
    The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

  • Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis
    (01-Mar-2016)
    But researchers found that nearly two-thirds of study cases walked again within 3 months

  • Risk of Getting Ebola From Survivors Seems Low, Study Finds
    (29-Feb-2016)
    However, sexual contact still carries some danger of transmission months after patient has recovered

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

  • Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Germ forms slimy layer that makes it up to 1,000 times more resistant than other bacteria, researchers say

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC
    (25-Feb-2016)
    In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

  • Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than Thought
    (25-Feb-2016)
    But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

  • Monkey Trial Offers Hope for Future Ebola Treatment for Humans
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Antibodies from 1995 survivor protected macaques even when given five days after exposure

  • Ebola May Leave Lasting Neurological Problems
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Six months after active illness, headaches, memory loss, depression were still being reported

  • 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

  • Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

  • Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

  • CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

  • Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection
    (23-Feb-2016)
    But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says

  • Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

  • Vaginal Ring Offers Some Protection Against HIV, Study Says
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Use of the new device cut infection rates between 27 percent and 56 percent in African women

  • Check Newborns of Women Who Visited Zika-Prone Areas for Infection: CDC
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Advisory is for babies of any woman who's been in such a locale within 2 weeks of delivery, CDC says

  • Finding Suggests Zika Virus Can Move From Mother to Child During Pregnancy
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Discovery adds to signs it might have caused thousands of Brazilian babies to be born with birth defect

  • U.S. Travelers Seek More Zika Details
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Most intend to stick with their plans -- while packing bug repellent, survey finds

  • In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
    (16-Feb-2016)
    The goal: Sterile males would mate with females that carry the germ suspected of causing birth defects

  • WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones
    (15-Feb-2016)
    But U.N. health agency says too soon to prove link between Guillain-Barre syndrome and Zika-causing mosquitoes

  • Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

  • Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Major public health institutions say it's too soon to tell whether the report is accurate

  • CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

  • CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
    (11-Feb-2016)
    And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

  • Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

  • Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China
    (10-Feb-2016)
    But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

  • Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind
    (09-Feb-2016)
    International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

  • New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

  • CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

  • Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
    (03-Feb-2016)
    News comes day after WHO declared pathogen a global health threat

  • Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Agency asks potential donors who have traveled to areas where virus is active to wait 28 days

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold Viruses
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Vaccine was well-tolerated, elicited 'moderate' response in volunteers, researchers report

  • WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Virus suspected of causing birth defects could lead to 4 million cases in Americas in next year, agency says

  • U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Temporary ban might be imposed on travelers returning from countries where the virus has taken hold

  • Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
    (28-Jan-2016)
    U.S. health officials say valuable lessons were learned during battles against other mosquito-borne viruses

  • HIV Can Persist in Body Despite Drug Therapy
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Scientists find virus replicates in lymphoid tissue and see a possible target for a cure

  • CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women
    (27-Jan-2016)
    U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

  • Zika Virus Expected to Spread North Through U.S.: WHO
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Common mosquito spreads infection; Americans have no immunity

  • U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Also, CDC adds 8 more countries to list that pregnant American women may want to avoid

  • Zika Virus Likely to Spread to Southern United States, Experts Predict
    (21-Jan-2016)
    They say it's only matter of time before the mosquito-borne disease tied to birth defect is transmitted here

  • New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing Rates
    (20-Jan-2016)
    More people agree to screening when told they'll be checked unless they choose otherwise, study finds

  • Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Residents in nearly half of all counties now at risk, CDC says

  • Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

  • It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says
    (16-Jan-2016)
    Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent RSV
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Infection may be dangerous for infants and older adults

  • Fewer Cruises Rocked by Gastro Illness Outbreaks: CDC
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Vacation fun dampened on less than 1 percent of voyages, report finds

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • Three Moves Could Cut New HIV Cases Dramatically: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say testing, treating and providing preventive drugs are crucial

  • Hard Lessons Learned From the Ebola Fight
    (06-Jan-2016)
    West Africa epidemic showed women survived more, and an anti-malaria drug worked well, scientists report

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk
    (31-Dec-2015)
    Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

  • Ebola Survivors Face Complications Months After Treatment, Study Finds
    (23-Dec-2015)
    The virus may linger in certain body fluids, researchers say

  • Hepatitis C May Be Tied to Greater Risk for Parkinson's Disease
    (23-Dec-2015)
    People with the virus also nearly 30 percent more likely to develop the nervous system disorder, researchers say

  • Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    But definitive cause of polio-like disease remains unproved, researchers say

  • Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    But definitive cause of polio-like disease remains unproved, researchers say

  • Face Mites Might Give Clues to People's Ancestry
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Tiny parasites follow families through generations and don't easily transfer, study shows

  • Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus
    (17-Dec-2015)
    And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

  • U.S. Ebola Survivors Suffered Lingering Effects
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Common health issues were joint pain, hair loss and vision problems, report finds

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

  • Person-to-Person Bird Flu Transmission Likely Happened at Chinese Hospital
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Previously, the spread has been limited to within families, researchers say

  • Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids
    (19-Nov-2015)
    Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

  • When Antibiotics Are Needed
    (18-Nov-2015)
    'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics
    (16-Nov-2015)
    New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

  • SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

  • What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

  • Tapeworm May Have Spread Cancer Cells to Colombian Man
    (04-Nov-2015)
    CDC experts say this is first known case of the parasite causing tumors in a human

  • In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study
    (04-Nov-2015)
    But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

  • New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval
    (28-Oct-2015)
    In early trial, genetically engineered cold sore virus was injected into tumors, caused them to rupture and die

  • Dermatologist Offers Tips for Dealing With Warts
    (17-Oct-2015)
    Duct tape and over-the-counter products can work, but take time

  • Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study
    (15-Oct-2015)
    CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

  • Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

  • Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study
    (12-Oct-2015)
    But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

  • Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Outbreaks of measles, hepatitis A could be prevented if people were fully immunized, researchers say

  • 1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles: Report
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers point to lower vaccination rates in explaining the troubling trend

  • Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

  • Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.
    (02-Oct-2015)
    But, so far, the parasites haven't been able to thrive in northern climates, experts say

  • Chagas Disease Parasite Prevalent in Texas 'Kissing Bugs'
    (22-Sep-2015)
    Study finds almost two-thirds of these insects could transmit potentially deadly infection

  • More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission
    (10-Sep-2015)
    This preventative treatment should be routinely offered to gay men at high risk, researchers say

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

  • Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Here's how to protect yourself from blood-sucking parasites that may be sharing your hotel suite

  • Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

  • Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas
    (18-Aug-2015)
    Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

  • New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

  • Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says
    (12-Aug-2015)
    About 329,000 cases actually occur each year

  • Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

  • Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

  • New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

  • Drug Might Fight Ebola-like Marburg Virus
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Study found infected monkeys were less likely to die with treatment

  • Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
    (21-Jul-2015)
    If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

  • Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

  • Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

  • Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds
    (08-Jul-2015)
    But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

  • More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

  • Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer
    (05-Jul-2015)
    Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

  • Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

  • Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

  • Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

  • Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

  • Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids
    (12-Jun-2015)
    When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

  • As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

  • Another Tick-Borne Illness Documented in Northeast
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Recurring fever is hallmark for this little-known infection, study says

  • College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

  • Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

  • Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (03-Jun-2015)
    California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

  • Anti-Vaccine Parents Cluster in Rich, White Areas
    (03-Jun-2015)
    California research also shows high rates of medical exemptions in the same schools

  • U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC
    (26-May-2015)
    Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

  • Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma
    (26-May-2015)
    Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

  • Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water
    (14-May-2015)
    Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

  • Many Americans Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus
    (09-May-2015)
    American Academy of Dermatology offers advice for treating and preventing spread

  • Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends
    (07-May-2015)
    Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

  • 'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds
    (06-May-2015)
    Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

  • Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates
    (28-Apr-2015)
    It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

  • Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

  • Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Protection may go beyond cervical infection

  • California Declares Measles Outbreak Over
    (17-Apr-2015)
    But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

  • U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

  • Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

  • Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Report says small number of cases reported in the United States

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

  • Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

  • Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

  • Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

  • New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

  • Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

  • More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

  • Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

  • When to Keep Kids Home From School
    (20-Mar-2015)
    Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

  • Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

  • Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

  • American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition
    (16-Mar-2015)
    CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

  • Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

  • More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

  • Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study
    (10-Mar-2015)
    It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

  • Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case
    (05-Mar-2015)
    High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
    (04-Mar-2015)
    New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

  • In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update
    (24-Feb-2015)
    But it's too soon to declare the outbreak over, health officials say

  • Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against the disease

  • Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

  • Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Severe complications might damage cornea, retina or optic nerve

  • Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

  • Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Virus hid deep within 'memory cells' of immune system, where it couldn't be detected

  • Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the United States
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Latest CDC tally has 141 people sickened in 17 states and the District of Columbia

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

  • Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Experimental medicine targets a key gene in the virus; 75 percent of infected study animals survived

  • Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States and D.C.
    (09-Feb-2015)
    85 percent of infections tied to outbreak that began at Disney theme parks in California, officials say

  • Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Prolonged illness in infected Americans costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments, researchers find

  • 5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Health officials don't know if infections are related to outbreak tied to Disney theme parks in California

  • Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Just 40 percent of pledged aid has been received by hardest hit countries, report says

  • U.S. Measles Cases Now Exceed 100: CDC
    (02-Feb-2015)
    Outbreak still traced to Disney theme parks in California, officials say

  • More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December

  • Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

  • Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

  • U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

  • Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say
    (27-Jan-2015)
    But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

  • 78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

  • New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Bexsero prevents deadly infection of spinal cord lining

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
    (23-Jan-2015)
    More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

  • California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.
    (22-Jan-2015)
    More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

  • Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

  • Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

  • Rare Virus Discovered in Common Tick
    (16-Jan-2015)
    Scientists not yet sure of risk to humans

  • Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts
    (13-Jan-2015)
    But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

  • CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

  • Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

  • Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in Winter
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Animal study suggests body's defense system doesn't seem to work as well at cooler temperatures

  • Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

  • Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
    (30-Dec-2014)
    But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

  • CDC Monitors Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure
    (26-Dec-2014)
    Error occurred at agency lab in Atlanta during research on the dangerous virus

  • Hepatitis C Infection Isn't Related to HIV Brain Woes: Study
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Mood swings, memory problems may be triggered by inflammation, researchers say

  • Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Precursor of vaccine now being tested in West Africa produced immune response in Ugandans

  • Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

  • Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles
    (18-Dec-2014)
    CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread

  • Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

  • Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

  • New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Reduces risk of infected donation

  • 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

  • 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

  • Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days

  • Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

  • The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History'
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

  • A Lasting Legacy of Science
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

  • Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers
    (02-Dec-2014)
    'We must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States'

  • The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60
    (01-Dec-2014)
    The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

  • The Man in the Iron Lung
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Polio victim and attorney Paul Alexander has created a life for himself despite 61 years spent in an 'infernal device'

  • Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

  • Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital
    (17-Nov-2014)
    He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

  • Doctor With Ebola Arrives in U.S. for Treatment
    (16-Nov-2014)
    He became infected in West Africa; will be cared for at specialized Nebraska hospital

  • Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment
    (14-Nov-2014)
    He became infected in West Africa; to arrive at specialized Nebraska hospital on Saturday

  • Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients
    (14-Nov-2014)
    Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

  • Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin
    (13-Nov-2014)
    They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say

  • With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

  • NYC Doctor Now Ebola-Free, May Be Discharged Tuesday From Hospital
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

  • Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious'
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

  • Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A
    (08-Nov-2014)
    Viral infection comes from contaminated food, water or contact with infected person

  • Americans' Fears of Ebola May Be Fading, Poll Finds
    (07-Nov-2014)
    New HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals some easing of anxiety, although misconceptions remain

  • NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports
    (06-Nov-2014)
    Officials expect doctor, who became infected while working in West Africa, will be released soon

  • NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says

  • 4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say
    (30-Oct-2014)
    Hygienic burial practices are crucial

  • World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
    (30-Oct-2014)
    It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

  • First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Among people aged 10 to 25

  • FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

  • Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO
    (29-Oct-2014)
    But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

  • CDC Clarifies Treatment Policies for Ebola Workers
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Move is designed to have uniform procedures across the U.S., but states aren't obligated to follow them

  • Second Dallas Nurse With Ebola Released From Hospital
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Head of World Bank urges thousands of medical professionals to travel to West Africa to fight outbreak

  • N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

  • Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids
    (27-Oct-2014)
    But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

  • White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines
    (26-Oct-2014)
    Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive

  • New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts
    (25-Oct-2014)
    Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

  • New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

  • Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

  • Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola
    (24-Oct-2014)
    She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

  • All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

  • Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
    (23-Oct-2014)
    No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

  • Where Ebola Battles Are Won
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

  • Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

  • Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say
    (21-Oct-2014)
    American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

  • CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

  • Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation

  • Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet
    (20-Oct-2014)
    With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

  • Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

  • U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report
    (19-Oct-2014)
    Among the recommendations: full body suits so no skin is showing

  • Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban
    (18-Oct-2014)
    Government's moves must be 'guided by science,' he says

  • Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a reputation for handling political challenges

  • Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

  • 1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

  • U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Such a ban would make it much harder to track those who might be infected with Ebola, CDC director testifies

  • For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

  • Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?
    (15-Oct-2014)
    After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

  • Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

  • Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Woman was on Cleveland-Dallas evening flight, first reported symptoms to hospital next morning

  • Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Health officials play down risk to fellow passengers on trip from Cleveland to Dallas

  • CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure
    (14-Oct-2014)
    They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

  • Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
    (13-Oct-2014)
    CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week

  • Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Treatment Procedures at Dallas Hospital
    (13-Oct-2014)
    CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals

  • New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola
    (12-Oct-2014)
    About half of the 150 travelers who arrive daily in the U.S. from West Africa land at the airport

  • Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola in Preliminary Check
    (12-Oct-2014)
    Worker cared for Liberian man who died of virus in Dallas hospital last week

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

  • U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Screening of travelers from West Africa to begin Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

  • Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers From West Africa for Ebola
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, U.S. officials say

  • Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say
    (09-Oct-2014)
    Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

  • West African Leaders Plead for More Ebola Aid
    (09-Oct-2014)
    CDC director warns that the crisis is reminiscent of the early days of AIDS epidemic

  • Dallas Ebola Patient on Ventilator, Getting Dialysis
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Health officials report no other infections in the city

  • Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Says
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Liberian national was first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States

  • Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa
    (07-Oct-2014)
    And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic

  • Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse
    (06-Oct-2014)
    CDC chief notes challenge supporting vital functions while patient's immune system fights the virus

  • Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

  • 2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Doctors report levels of AIDS-causing virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped

  • About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Family members of Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital have been confined to their home in the city

  • Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

  • Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas
    (03-Oct-2014)
    They had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at a Dallas hospital for the disease

  • 42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

  • About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Health officials have expanded list of possible contacts with Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital

  • CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

  • CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

  • American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital
    (29-Sep-2014)
    The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

  • 40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

  • 3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

  • 29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

  • Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2014)
    CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

  • Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say

  • New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared

  • 12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
    (16-Sep-2014)
    World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day

  • American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

  • Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague
    (12-Sep-2014)
    The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

  • Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Meanwhile, two American aid workers infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals

  • 4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting deadly virus

  • Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say

  • Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Dr. Rick Sacra remains in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

  • Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

  • U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son
    (07-Sep-2014)
    Dr. Rick Sacra in stable condition at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

  • Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska
    (05-Sep-2014)
    Dr. Rick Sacra will be treated at an isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha

  • U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial
    (04-Sep-2014)
    2 women got the inoculation, which is only being tested for safety at this point

  • Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials
    (03-Sep-2014)
    World Health Organization says $600 million needed to contain the virus in West Africa

  • More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

  • Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
    (28-Aug-2014)
    Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

  • MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2014)
    5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

  • Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

  • Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in United States

  • Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one

  • New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants
    (21-Aug-2014)
    RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

  • Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Finding could be big gain against deadly pathogens like Ebola, Marburg, researchers say

  • 2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2014)
    Shot could reduce risk that people who carry germs will spread them to others, research suggests

  • WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

  • Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says

  • Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO
    (15-Aug-2014)
    Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

  • First Ebola Vaccine Could Be Less Than a Year Away, Scientist Says
    (08-Aug-2014)
    A potential antibody treatment for those already infected is also in the works

  • Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Virus doesn't transmit easily and medical care in United States is greatly superior to that in West Africa

  • Hepatitis C Could Become Rare Disease in 20 Years: Study
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Newer medications, better screening would fuel the trend, researcher says

  • Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Meanwhile, patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City being tested for the virus

  • Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

  • There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

  • Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children
    (28-Jul-2014)
    And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

  • 1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

  • Culling Deer Herd Curbs Lyme Disease, Study Says
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Hunting program in Connecticut led to fewer cases of tick-borne illness

  • Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

  • Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial
    (11-Jul-2014)
    But experts would still like to see a more effective vaccine developed

  • One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections
    (03-Jul-2014)
    In New York state study, 1 in 10 of the bugs carried both Lyme disease and babesiosis

  • Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

  • Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients
    (25-Jun-2014)
    Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

  • Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
    (20-Jun-2014)
    So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say

  • Health Tip: Preventing the Spread of Norovirus
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Wash hands frequently, especially before preparing or serving food

  • Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

  • Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

  • Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

  • Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas
    (07-Jun-2014)
    Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

  • Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas
    (07-Jun-2014)
    Insect repellant, clothing and daily skin checks best defense against disease-carrying pests, expert says

  • Preventing Tick Bites
    (30-May-2014)
    Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

  • Preventing Tick Bites
    (30-May-2014)
    Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

  • U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
    (29-May-2014)
    Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

  • CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
    (28-May-2014)
    Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says

  • Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
    (19-May-2014)
    He was business associate of health care worker diagnosed with the first U.S. case, but shows no signs of illness

  • Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
    (19-May-2014)
    He's a 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the MERS outbreak

  • New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial
    (16-May-2014)
    Older medication bested posaconazole, but combination of both might work well, study says

  • MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO
    (14-May-2014)
    U.N. agency says the virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people

  • 2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
    (13-May-2014)
    Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say

  • 2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.
    (12-May-2014)
    Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak

  • CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections
    (08-May-2014)
    Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly, agency notes

  • MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human, Study Confirms
    (06-May-2014)
    Vienna virologists report finding coronavirus almost identical in both from same region

  • Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
    (05-May-2014)
    Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

  • Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

  • Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (16-Apr-2014)
    If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

  • As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
    (14-Apr-2014)
    There are promising avenues of research, but sporadic nature of outbreaks makes testing difficult

  • Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
    (13-Apr-2014)
    With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

  • Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors
    (13-Apr-2014)
    With no vaccines for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, expert explains how to avoid infection

  • Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
    (10-Apr-2014)
    The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

  • Could Coffee Lower Death Risk From Liver Cirrhosis?
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Large study from China suggests 2 daily cups might offer protection in cases of non-viral hepatitis

  • Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
    (03-Apr-2014)
    But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

  • HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Suppressing virus during jail time might reduce its spread after release, researchers suggest

  • Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Study's finding held true even for those doing well on treatment for AIDS-causing virus

  • Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks: CDC
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Drexel student recently died from the bacterial infection

  • Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

  • Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

  • On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

  • On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

  • MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels
    (25-Feb-2014)
    The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

  • Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

  • Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

  • Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

  • States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed

  • States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed

  • West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

  • West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

  • West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

  • Most With Hepatitis C May Soon Find Hope in New Treatments
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Two studies suggest pill cocktails may one day replace injections altogether

  • When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
    (14-Jan-2014)
    New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

  • Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
    (14-Jan-2014)
    But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

  • U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

  • Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2014)
    The parasites with lots of company grow faster than solitary peers, study says

  • Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

  • Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels
    (17-Dec-2013)
    But it's not clear what role animals play in its transmission to humans

  • Bedbugs Can Withstand Bitter Cold: Study
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Keep infested items in a freezer for several days to get rid of the pests, researchers suggest

  • Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

  • Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

  • Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

  • Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice
    (04-Dec-2013)
    After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds

  • New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Researchers say period from infection to disease takes about 5 years

  • As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

  • Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

  • New Clues to How Long-Term Drug Therapy Keeps HIV at Bay
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Small study finds little or no replication of the virus in its hiding places; early treatment may be best

  • Princeton Students Safe to Travel Despite Meningitis Outbreak: CDC
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Illnesses in N.J. and California involve strain not covered by currently approved vaccine, agency says

  • FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say

  • Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus

  • Study Finds Too Few With Hepatitis C Start or Stick With Treatment
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Interferon injections don't always work, but new therapies on the way, experts say

  • HIV Resistance Mapped by Gene Researchers
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Some people have natural defenses that weaken power of virus, study authors say

  • Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update
    (23-Oct-2013)
    CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

  • Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

  • Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

  • Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem

  • Scientists Rewrite Germ's Genetic Code
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Aim is to redesign natural biological systems for useful purposes

  • Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Cells' second-line defense, found in a rare few, could cut need for long-term drug therapy, researchers say

  • Children Benefit From Early Dose of Measles Vaccine, Study Finds
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Kids vaccinated at 1 year to 15 months of age have lower risk of fever, seizures, researchers say

  • Deadly Respiratory Infection Took Hold in Bats, Study Says
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Genetic analysis indicates they were probably first species to battle MERS virus

  • Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

  • Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells
    (04-Oct-2013)
    New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

  • AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Protein in feline virus triggered immune reaction in blood from people with HIV

  • Study Questions Discovery of 'New' Hepatitis Virus
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Contaminated lab glassware caused confusion, researchers say

  • Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV, Study Suggests
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Lab research shows the anti-fungal aided cells in elimination of AIDS-causing virus

  • Deadly Respiratory Virus Has Passed Between Animals, Humans Before
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Study still doesn't pinpoint from which animal the virus is coming

  • Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

  • Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC
    (12-Sep-2013)
    159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

  • For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key

  • Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides
    (09-Sep-2013)
    Study helps explain why the bloodsucking parasites are so hard to kill

  • Britain's King Richard III Likely Had Roundworms
    (04-Sep-2013)
    Signs of parasitic infection found in his centuries-old remains

  • Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals
    (03-Sep-2013)
    They suspect at least 320,000 viruses exist, and say finding them might reduce toll of human epidemics

  • Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch
    (27-Aug-2013)
    As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

  • Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report

  • Experimental Treatment May Help Fight Deadly Ebola Virus
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Therapy led to recovery in nearly half of study animals up to 5 days after infection

  • U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC
    (19-Aug-2013)
    Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year

  • Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease
    (09-Aug-2013)
    Present in more than half of states, the bloodthirsty parasite transmits a host of viruses

  • Many Docs Wrongly Prescribe Powerful Antibiotics: Study
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Using these drugs incorrectly, such as for viruses, adds to problem of drug-resistant bacteria

  • China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

  • Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study
    (26-Jul-2013)
    But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

  • Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Study of germ that killed primates in a California colony should spur more vigilance, researchers say

  • Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

  • Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

  • China's Bird Flu Might Someday Spread More Easily: Report
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For now, however, the virus doesn't transfer well from human to human, experts say

  • West Nile Spraying Safe in Short Term: Study
    (12-Jul-2013)
    California researchers found Sacramento County residents had no immediate health problems after pesticide was applied

  • Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Doctors had implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood

  • Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread
    (10-Jul-2013)
    They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

  • Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

  • Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Singer first admitted to Dallas hospital on Sunday after developing what he thought was a cold

  • Health Tip: Check for Ticks
    (08-Jul-2013)
    And take a shower when you come inside

  • Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Risk highest in certain East Coast states

  • Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Risk highest in certain East Coast states

  • New Tick-Borne Illness May Be Misdiagnosed
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Case reports look at 2 older patients with Borrelia miyamotoi infection

  • Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp
    (29-Jun-2013)
    Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

  • Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp
    (29-Jun-2013)
    Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

  • Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak

  • Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

  • Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

  • MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots
    (18-Jun-2013)
    More cases will continue to surface, study author predicts

  • Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

  • Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

  • MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S., Experts Say
    (06-Jun-2013)
    New strain will most likely weaken over time, infection specialists explain

  • Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
    (31-May-2013)
    Researchers found no extra health benefit compared to standard dose

  • Man Relapsed After Treatment for Meningitis Tied to Tainted Injections
    (29-May-2013)
    CDC continues to monitor patients sickened by shots from now-shuttered Mass. pharmacy

  • Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out
    (29-May-2013)
    Researchers hope finding leads to better prevention of malaria, other diseases

  • Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
    (29-May-2013)
    Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

  • Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests
    (23-May-2013)
    Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say

  • Infections From Tainted Spine Injections Continue to Baffle Investigators
    (16-May-2013)
    Michigan hit hardest; experts can't rule out new, localized infections

  • Unusual Heat May Have Boosted West Nile Virus Last Year: CDC
    (13-May-2013)
    More illnesses, deaths from mosquito-borne disease reported in 2012 than in recent years, agency says

  • Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say

  • Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

  • Childhood Meningitis Tied to Reduced Education, Employment Prospects
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Danish study found some were less likely to be financially self-sufficient as adults

  • Deadly Meningitis Cases Worry Gay Community
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Outbreaks have killed men in New York, California, but officials now think cases on each coast unrelated

  • Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
    (18-Apr-2013)
    Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests

  • Roundworm Infections Threaten Organ Recipients
    (11-Apr-2013)
    CDC reports on three patients who were sickened by infected donor

  • Bedbug Remedy Based on Kidney Bean Leaves?
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Microscopic hairs on the plants stab the blood-thirsty critters, study shows

  • Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers

  • Tapeworm-Linked Seizures May Be Rising in U.S., Doctors Say
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Neurologists issue guidelines for treatment

  • Combo Therapy Helps Knock Out Fungal Meningitis
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Study found 2-drug treatment reduced death risk from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent

  • Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby
    (28-Mar-2013)
    'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

  • Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

  • Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says

  • Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

  • Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says

  • Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Finding shows how it enters cells, could lead to vaccine, researchers report

  • Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

  • Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Norovirus
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Wash your hands frequently

  • Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

  • Bedbugs: Easy to Attract, Hard to Eliminate
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Medical expert offers tips on spotting infestation in your home

  • Mistaken Infection 'On The Prairie'?
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Mary Ingalls, of 'Little House on the Prairie', probably didn't go blind from scarlet fever, experts suggest

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • HIV-Like Virus Arose in Primates Millions of Years Ago, Scientists Say
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in monkeys

  • CDC Researchers Spot Increase in New 'Stomach Bug' Strain
    (24-Jan-2013)
    A norovirus from Australia caused majority of U.S. outbreaks at the end of 2012

  • Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Increase in Eastern equine encephalitis may be partly due to warming climate, more exposure to mosquitoes, researcher says

  • Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Lyme disease is better known, but a different germ causes an infection that may lead to dementia

  • Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Lyme disease is better known, but a different germ causes an infection that may lead to dementia

  • Climate Change May Bring Another Mosquito-Borne Illness to U.S.
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Study uses computer model to assess risk of Chikungunya virus

  • Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012
    (01-Jan-2013)
    Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

  • New Raccoon Virus May Offer Clues to Human Cancer
    (28-Dec-2012)
    Rare brain tumors seen in 12 animals with polyomavirus, researchers say

  • Keep Kitchen Utensils Clean While Preparing Holiday Meal
    (25-Dec-2012)
    Cross-contamination can occur easily during cooking process, study says

  • FDA, States Weigh Pharmacy Regulation in Wake of Meningitis Outbreak
    (20-Dec-2012)
    States ask agency to play a greater role in policing specialty pharmacies, protecting patients

  • Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

  • Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Finding might help public health officials develop plan to contain possible outbreak

  • Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection

  • Don't Bother With Ultrasonic Bedbug Devices
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study of 4 products on market found emitted sounds don't keep insects away

  • Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study
    (10-Dec-2012)
    'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

  • Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Texas still the hardest hit state with 1,714 cases, 76 deaths, CDC says

  • U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

  • Meningitis/Steroid Toll Now 34 Dead
    (20-Nov-2012)
    490 people have been sickened, CDC says

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Lawmakers, pharmacy representatives wrangled this week in Congressional hearings

  • Compounding Pharmacists Oppose Greater U.S. Oversight
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Existing rules, basically on state level, are enough, lobbyist says; death toll tied to tainted steroids still at 32

  • Lyme Rash Reappearance Probably Signals New Infection, Study Says
    (14-Nov-2012)
    It's even more likely when bull's-eye rash shows up on different part of body

  • Congress to Open Hearings Into Steroid/Meningitis Outbreak
    (14-Nov-2012)
    32 deaths, 438 illnesses linked to contaminated drug, CDC says

  • Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress
    (14-Nov-2012)
    FDA commissioner asks for more authority over specialty pharmacies like one linked to tainted injections

  • Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

  • Tick-Borne Illnesses in U.S. Move Beyond Lyme Disease
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Malaria-like babesiosis has gained traction in Northeast, researchers say

  • Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 32 Dead, 438 Sickened, CDC Says
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Infections still limited to 19 states, with Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

  • Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Study compared black, white and Hispanic women with both viruses

  • Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 31 Dead, 424 Sickened, CDC Says
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

  • Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
    (07-Nov-2012)
    More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

  • CDC: West Nile Toll Now 5,054 Cases, 228 Deaths
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Texas the hardest hit state with 1,684 cases and 76 deaths

  • Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 30 Dead, 419 Sickened, CDC Says
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

  • Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Massachusetts also tightens regulation of specialty pharmacies like New England Compounding Center

  • FDA: More Tainted Products at Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Toll on Friday stood at 29 people dead, 404 sickened, officials report

  • Company With Links to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
    (31-Oct-2012)
    FDA finds worrisome conditions at Ameridose plant, which has same owners as New England Compounding Center

  • Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

  • Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 28 Dead, 363 Sickened
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Cases rise as investigation into compounding pharmacies implicated in the outbreak continues

  • Second Compounding Pharmacy Shut Down in Massachusetts
    (29-Oct-2012)
    As meningitis outbreak reaches 354 cases, state inspectors cite 'significant' problems at Infusion Resource facility

  • 'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (27-Oct-2012)
    Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

  • 'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

  • Cases Linked to Fungal Meningitis Now Number 328
    (25-Oct-2012)
    People in 18 states sickened; death toll remains at 24, CDC says

  • West Nile Cases Pass 4,700 Mark Nationwide: CDC
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Number of deaths now stands at 219, up from 183 last week

  • Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

  • Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Toll now stands at 24 dead, 317 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

  • Records Show Problems at Steroid Pharmacy as Far Back as '06
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Meningitis outbreak count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened: CDC

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 297 Sickened: CDC
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 284 Sickened: CDC
    (20-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 21 Dead, 271 Sickened: CDC
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • Latest Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 20 Deaths and 257 Infections, CDC Says
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

  • FDA Agents Visit Mass. Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Deaths rise to 19, infections climb to 247, CDC says

  • West Nile Cases Pass 4,500 Mark Nationwide: CDC
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Number of deaths now stands at 183, up from 168 last week

  • Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Knees, shoulders and hips are common targets, and infections can be dangerous, doctors say

  • More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Investigating reports of fungal infections in 2 heart transplant patients

  • More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Fungal meningitis cases jumped to 231 on Tuesday, along with 2 cases of joint infection

  • Meningitis Outbreak Tied to 15 Deaths, 205 Cases: CDC
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Illnesses linked to tainted steroid injections have spread to 14 states, agency reports

  • Official: Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak May Have Broken State Law
    (12-Oct-2012)
    More calls for greater oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies

  • CDC: Meningitis Infections Now Total 185 in 12 States
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Death toll linked to contaminated steroid injections remains at 14

  • Another Meningitis Scare Emerges, Targeting NYC's Gay Men
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Cases of deadly bacterial infection are rising sharply among HIV-infected males, health officials report

  • Meningitis Outbreak Throws Spotlight on 'Compounding' Pharmacies
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Raises questions about cost-cutting pressure in health care and lack of oversight, experts say

  • Meningitis Toll Now 14 Dead, 170 Sick: CDC
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Company at center of the outbreak had encountered problems with tainted shots before, reports say

  • Meningitis Toll Now 12 Dead, 137 Sick: CDC
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Outbreak has spurred federal legislators to push for more oversight of 'compounding pharmacies'

  • West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Number of deaths now stands at 168, up from 163 last week

  • Up to 13,000 Got Steroid Shots at Center of Meningitis Outbreak: CDC
    (09-Oct-2012)
    It's unclear how many are at risk for infection; death toll rises to 8, with 105 cases reported in nine states

  • Meningitis Toll Now 11 Dead, 119 Sick: CDC
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Up to 13,000 got steroid shots linked to the outbreak, agency says

  • Death Toll From Meningitis Outbreak Now Stands at 7, CDC Says
    (07-Oct-2012)
    Officials continue to search for patients who received injection of steroid believed contaminated with fungus

  • Number of Meningitis Cases Now Stands at 91, CDC Says
    (07-Oct-2012)
    Search continues for patients who received injection of steroid believed contaminated with fungus

  • Officials Seeking Patients Who May Have Received Contaminated Steroid
    (06-Oct-2012)
    The drug has been linked to rare form of meningitis tied to 5 deaths and at least 47 illnesses in 7 states

  • Meningitis Outbreak Not Over Yet: Experts
    (04-Oct-2012)
    5 dead, at least 30 sickened across U.S. by suspected contamination in steroid used for back pain

  • West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Number of deaths now stands at 163, up from 147 last week

  • Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

  • Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

  • West Nile Cases Rise by 400 Since Last Week: CDC
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Number of deaths now stands at 147, and Texas continues to be the hardest-hit state

  • A Virus That Zaps Zits?
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Early research finds common strain on skin seeks out, destroys bacteria behind acne

  • U.S. Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Highest in South: Study
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Seniors took more of these drugs during winter months

  • Tick in Man's Ear Gives Him Tinnitus
    (21-Sep-2012)
    European report tells tale of insect attached to eardrum

  • Lab Contamination Behind Debunked Link Between Virus, Prostate Cancer
    (21-Sep-2012)
    'XMRV' also once thought to cause chronic fatigue syndrome

  • More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

  • More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

  • West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Texas continues to be epicenter of outbreak, with nearly 40 percent of all mosquito-borne infections

  • New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Finding refutes earlier paper; cause remains unknown

  • Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Screening for cancer after diagnosis is unnecessary, researchers say

  • More Evidence That Truvada Can Help Prevent HIV
    (12-Sep-2012)
    Findings suggest the drug still blocks the virus even when patients miss a dose

  • Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success
    (11-Sep-2012)
    The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

  • Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, CDC Says
    (06-Sep-2012)
    But coverage for measles does not yet meet national standards in 15 states

  • Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.
    (29-Aug-2012)
    'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

  • Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.
    (29-Aug-2012)
    'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

  • Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.
    (29-Aug-2012)
    'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

  • Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

  • Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

  • West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever: CDC
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Thirty-eight states have reported infections, almost half of 1,118 cases in Texas

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus
    (17-Aug-2012)
    The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

  • North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying
    (14-Aug-2012)
    The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

  • Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying
    (14-Aug-2012)
    The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

  • New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

  • Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

  • Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy
    (26-Jul-2012)
    After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

  • Airports in N.Y., L.A., Hawaii Deemed Worst for Pandemic Spread
    (25-Jul-2012)
    MIT researchers calculated which locations are most likely to play a role in disease dispersal

  • Cancer Drug May Flush Out 'Hidden' HIV: Study
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Strategy could help battle 'reservoir' of germs, but research is in early stages

  • All HIV Patients Should Take Meds Early On, Experts Now Say
    (23-Jul-2012)
    New guidelines reflect the improvements in antiretroviral therapy over last 25 years

  • CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

  • CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

  • CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

  • Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

  • 300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

  • Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Yields Sobering Findings
    (21-Jun-2012)
    Few mutations needed to allow airborne spread of H5N1 virus in mammals, scientists find

  • Colds May Be Even More 'Common' Than People Think
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Infected co-eds with no symptoms outnumbered those with symptoms by 4 to 1 in study

  • Infant Vaccination 'Delays' Triple in Oregon: Study
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Experts fear parents are jeopardizing their babies' health

  • Infant Vaccination 'Delays' Triple in Oregon: Study
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Experts fear parents are jeopardizing their babies' health

  • Menhibrix Approved to Prevent Bacterial Infections in Youngsters
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Aged 6 weeks through 18 months

  • Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought
    (31-May-2012)
    Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

  • Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection
    (29-May-2012)
    Research review backs giving antiretrovirals to people at high risk of contracting AIDS-causing virus

  • Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth
    (24-May-2012)
    Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

  • Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study
    (24-May-2012)
    Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

  • Health Tip: Do I Need the Meningococcal Vaccine?
    (10-May-2012)
    Yes, if you're about to live in a college dorm.

  • Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study
    (09-May-2012)
    Stomach, liver and cervical malignancies top the list

  • Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet
    (07-May-2012)
    Children who watch the most television have worst eating habits, study finds

  • Dengue Fever a Major Cost Burden in Puerto Rico
    (02-May-2012)
    Study suggests that yearly millions could be better spent on disease surveillance, prevention

  • Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Suggests Pandemic Threat Is Real
    (02-May-2012)
    Researchers found the virus could potentially mutate and spread widely among people, but that hasn't happened so far

  • Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide
    (24-Apr-2012)
    But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

  • Tick Season Starting Early This Year
    (22-Apr-2012)
    Expert urges hikers, gardeners and others to know the signs of tick-borne disease

  • Tick Season Starting Early This Year
    (22-Apr-2012)
    Expert urges hikers, gardeners and others to know the signs of tick-borne disease

  • Measles Outbreaks in 2011 Were Worst in 15 Years: CDC
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Most cases were tied to travel abroad, occurred in unvaccinated individuals

  • Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

  • Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

  • HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

  • U.S. Advisers Say It's Now Safe to Publish Bird Flu Studies
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Revisions to the research erase worry that bioterrorists might learn how to unleash a pandemic

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children
    (22-Mar-2012)
    No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

  • Northeast U.S. Should Brace for Spike in Lyme Disease: Expert
    (20-Mar-2012)
    The reason is a steep drop in mouse populations, a tick's preferred host

  • New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

  • Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All: WHO
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Experts said security risk was outweighed by need to share findings on possible mutations by the virus

  • Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    If licensed, it would protect babies from a strain of bacterium that can cause serious disease

  • Map Shows Where in U.S. to Beware of Lyme Disease
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Northeast and parts of the Midwest are hotbeds of the tick-borne disease

  • Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Fears that altered virus could escape from lab or be used by bioterrorists feeds debate

  • Vaccine Against Bacterial Meningitis Shows Promise
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Disease caused by the B strain can be deadly

  • Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Only partially effective against one type of virus, ineffective against second type, study found

  • Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise
    (04-Jan-2012)
    But any clinically valuable treatment is years away, researchers say

  • Hearing Devices More Apt to Fail in Children Who Had Meningitis
    (22-Dec-2011)
    Once cochlear implants were replaced, hearing improvement returned, study finds

  • Scientists ID Gene That Predicts Chances of Cold Sores
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Two variants seem to raise the risk of recurrent outbreaks, while two lower the possibility

  • How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Regular handwashing, 'air kissing' are two of several suggestions

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

  • Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia
    (11-Nov-2011)
    However, other types of bacteria continue to cause disease

  • It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Report confirms cases of people infected by H1N1 and another flu strain at the same time

  • Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

  • Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk
    (31-Oct-2011)
    In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

  • Stomach Bug Easily Passed Among Pro Sports Teams: Report
    (31-Oct-2011)
    CDC researchers urge athletes, staff to take steps to prevent spread of norovirus

  • Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Cold Sores
    (28-Oct-2011)
    Findings could eventually lead to new treatments for outbreaks of oral herpes, researchers say

  • Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say

  • Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say

  • Raw Sewage a New Frontier for Scientists
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Diverse collection of viruses awaits exploration, researchers say

  • Some U.S. Parents Ignoring Vaccination Guidelines
    (03-Oct-2011)
    More than one in 10 opt to skip doses or delay shots, study found

  • Some U.S. Parents Ignoring Vaccination Guidelines
    (03-Oct-2011)
    More than one in 10 opt to skip doses or delay shots, study found

  • New Report Casts More Doubt on Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (22-Sep-2011)
    Nine labs failed to spot CFS patients based on presence of XMRV in blood alone

  • More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines
    (06-Sep-2011)
    But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

  • More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines
    (06-Sep-2011)
    But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

  • More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines
    (06-Sep-2011)
    But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

  • Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise
    (31-Aug-2011)
    It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

  • What You Eat Affects Viruses Living in the Gut: Study
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Virus populations vary from person to person and can change along with diet, researchers find

  • U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
    (25-Aug-2011)
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

  • HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

  • Health Tip: Using an Antiviral for Chickenpox
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Who may need the treatment

  • Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2011)
    For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

  • Tracking Lyme Disease in Dogs May Help Protect Humans
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Canine blood tests can indicate high-risk areas for people, CDC researchers say

  • New Tick-Borne Illness Infects Midwesterners
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Experts expect ehrlichiosis, like Lyme disease, will spread across U.S.

  • Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

  • Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

  • A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks
    (06-Jul-2011)
    A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

  • Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Virus can weaken blood-brain barrier and infect cells that normally support brain, study finds

  • Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

  • Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
    (09-Jun-2011)
    But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

  • Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Parasitic disease affects those who ingest dirt containing microscopic eggs, researchers warn

  • Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
    (09-Jun-2011)
    But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

  • Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Study found it outperformed heel prick test currently used to diagnose CMV infection

  • Tracking Swine Flu Virus in Pigs Reveals Mutations
    (26-May-2011)
    Changes occurred as animals were taken from one area to another, study finds

  • CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline
    (25-May-2011)
    Vaccines have reduced disease rate in young but death rate remains unchanged

  • Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs
    (23-May-2011)
    Might lead to better understanding and treatment of human version of the disease

  • For Some, Bugs Crawling on Skin Is a Delusion
    (16-May-2011)
    But the sensation is so real that 'lives are ruined,' researcher says

  • Study Finds No Link Between XMRV Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (12-May-2011)
    Researchers say patients should 'reconsider' taking antiretrovirals

  • Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?
    (11-May-2011)
    These suggestions may ease symptoms

  • Health Tip: Taking a Cruise?
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Don't be the one to spread germs

  • Approval for Meningitis Vaccine Expanded to Include Toddlers
    (25-Apr-2011)
    As young as 9 months

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hits Teens, Too
    (22-Apr-2011)
    Dutch study finds pediatricians more apt to diagnose the condition than general practitioners

  • Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

  • Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

  • Genital Herpes Can Be Spread When Lesions Aren't Present: Study
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Finding confirms suspicions experts have had for years

  • 1st U.S. Test to Diagnose Dengue Fever Approved
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Illness more common in Latin America, Caribbean and Asia

  • Travelers Bringing Measles Back to U.S., CDC Says
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Agency reports 7 cases in babies during first two months of 2011

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Lyme Disease
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Things you can do to ward off infected ticks

  • Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

  • HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Researchers don't know if vaccine to prevent cervical cancer would work for lung cancer

  • Chemistry of Mosquito Sex May Hold Key to Disease Control
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Source of yellow fever, dengue targeted in search for insect 'birth control'

  • Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say
    (01-Mar-2011)
    While promising, more research is needed to see if technique really works

  • Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Spinal Fluid May Hold Clues to Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Strong evidence suggests that the central nervous system is involved in both conditions

  • COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
    (22-Feb-2011)
    People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds

  • Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

  • Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

  • Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

  • How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

  • Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Procedure in males offered partial protection from STD among female partners in Uganda

  • Hand-Washing May Have Kept Flu at Bay
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Good hygiene is simply the best protection from infectious agents, experts say

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • Once-Daily Dose Approved for Prezista
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Anti-HIV drug sanctioned in combination with ritonavir

  • Health Tip: Don't Ignore Symptoms of Measles
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Warning signs of the viral infection

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

  • Flu Viruses Gaining Resistance, Study Confirms
    (07-Dec-2010)
    With only two classes of drugs now approved, expert fears treatment options will be limited

  • Research Finds Not All HIV Affects Immune System Same Way
    (03-Dec-2010)
    In some cases, virus has mutations that keep it from killing immune cells, study finds

  • Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Scientists warn that loss of plants, animals could increase spread of infectious diseases

  • Scientists May Have Solved an HIV Mystery
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Mechanism for death of critical immune cells identified in study

  • Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children
    (12-Nov-2010)
    Help kids avoid this contagious virus

  • Teens Should Get Meningitis Booster Shot: CDC Panel
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Vaccine doesn't last as long as believed, officials say

  • New Polio Vaccine Shows Major Advantages: Study
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Bivalent oral vaccine targets two deadly strains of virus

  • New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

  • Quick Action Can Restore Hearing After Meningitis-Induced Deafness
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Doing cochlear implants before cochlea hardens into bone is key, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Mono
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Common symptoms of mononucleosis

  • Scientists Identify Molecular Blueprint for Lyme Disease
    (12-Oct-2010)
    The discovery may eventually speed effort to prevent, treat it, researchers say

  • Antibiotics for Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospital Decried
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Researchers found docs prescribing them with some frequency

  • Scientists Sequence Genome of 'West Nile' Mosquito
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Ultimate goal is to disable specific disease-causing genes

  • Anti-Inflammatory Helps Treat Bacterial Meningitis: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Dutch researchers report that dexamethasone, along with antibiotics, increases survival rates

  • Childhood Obesity Might Be Linked to Strain of Cold Virus
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Kids exposed to adenovirus 36 were 50 pounds heavier, on average, researchers found

  • Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

  • Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Here's what you can do

  • For Common Warts, Freezing Therapy Works Best: Study
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Still, no treatment could cure more than half of cases, experts note

  • Tracking Groups of Friends May Aid Flu Surveillance
    (16-Sep-2010)
    By monitoring social networks, researchers say they can spot outbreaks earlier

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

  • Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

  • Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

  • Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

  • Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home
    (27-Aug-2010)
    It's a common infection in children

  • HIV Virus May Hide in Brain
    (27-Aug-2010)
    In 10% of patients, virus was eradicated in blood but living in spinal fluid

  • More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (23-Aug-2010)
    Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

  • HIV in Blood Different Than in Semen, Scientists Say
    (19-Aug-2010)
    More study needed to determine if finding plays a role in transmission

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

  • Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern
    (04-Aug-2010)
    Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

  • Aggressive Drug Therapy May Help Slow Spread of AIDS
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Infections in British Columbia cut in half since regimen introduced in 1996, study finds

  • Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows
    (19-Jul-2010)
    When used consistently before and after sex, antiretroviral halved chances of transmission

  • Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Even identical twins have a distinctive collection of 'friendly' viruses there, researchers found

  • Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

  • Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

  • Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Odds for squamous cell carcinoma seem to rise when the virus is present, but more research needed

  • Research Sheds Light on How Herpes Virus Invades Cells
    (07-Jul-2010)
    Finding may lead to new target for genital herpes drug treatments, study suggests

  • Clues to Preventing Return of Liver Cancer
    (29-Jun-2010)
    Small study finds antiviral therapy halts recurrence in patients with chronic hepatitis B

  • Virus Plus Gene Mutation Spurs Crohn's Disease in Mice
    (24-Jun-2010)
    The finding gives another clue to the gut disorder's origins

  • Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Nucleic acid testing found cases missed by routine screening, researchers say

  • H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

  • Mouth Cancer Prognosis Improves When Cervical Cancer Virus Involved
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Finding HPV in tumor meant lower death rates in those with cancer at back of the mouth, study finds

  • Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease
    (04-Jun-2010)
    The viral infection is common in children

  • Childhood Brain Tumors May Respond to Measles Virus
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Treatment looks promising in laboratory and animal tests, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Lyme Disease
    (24-May-2010)
    It's spread by infected ticks

  • Viral Infection Could Be Marker for Type 1 Diabetes
    (24-May-2010)
    Study finds evidence of cold viruses in majority of kids with blood sugar disease

  • Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola
    (21-May-2010)
    U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

  • Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot
    (19-May-2010)
    Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

  • Good Hygiene Does Slow Spread of Pandemic Flu
    (14-May-2010)
    But more studies needed to develop a complete strategy to thwart transmission

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness
    (14-May-2010)
    In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

  • Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET
    (03-May-2010)
    That genetic trait could lead researchers to better insect repellents, they say

  • Review Panel Leaves Controversial Lyme Disease Guidelines Unchanged
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Experts dismiss need for long-term antibiotic therapy, but opponents call decision a 'rubber stamp'

  • Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids
    (21-Apr-2010)
    These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

  • Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths
    (16-Apr-2010)
    New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

  • Smoking May Boost MS Risk in Some
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Those with high levels of Epstein-Barr antibodies double their chances if they smoke, study found

  • Oral Vaccine May Help People With COPD
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Preliminary results suggest a new option to treat the breathing disease

  • Genetic Engineering Raises Hope for Lyme Disease Vaccine
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Researcher describes finding as a theory that still needs testing

  • Unvaccinated Boys at Risk of Mumps-Linked Testicular Problem
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Testicles can swell or atrophy as a result, researchers say

  • Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Traditional Chinese therapy beat vitamin B for those with scent-robbing viral infection, study found

  • Demystifying a Common, Persistent Virus
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Researchers think they know how cytomegalovirus continues to re-infect people

  • Watch Out for Lyme Disease
    (28-Mar-2010)
    Risk is highest from April to October

  • Measles Outbreak Triggered by Unvaccinated Child
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Case illustrates that people who chose not to vaccinate put others at risk, researcher says

  • For Tough Head Lice, Pill Tops Lotion
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Ivermectin may offer alternative for hard-to-treat infestations, study shows

  • Vaccination, Prevention Is Beating Back Hepatitis
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Programs seem to be making progress against these viruses, research suggests

  • Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Several studies now cast doubt on link found in U.S. patients

  • Menveo Vaccine Approved for Bacterial Meningitis
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Among people aged 11 to 55

  • Dolphins May Warn of Health Risks in Humans
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Ecological, physiological similarities provide basis for insights, expert says

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Virus Link Questioned
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Scientists using more sensitive tests found no association

  • Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

  • Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Whether measles shot was alone or in combination didn't matter, researchers say

  • Scientists Discover How HIV Is Transmitted Between Men
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Finding could lead to new vaccines, treatments, researchers say

  • Immune System 'Memory' Gets a Boost in Mouse Study
    (29-Jan-2010)
    Enhanced vaccines could offer better protection in future, researcher says

  • Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

  • Llama Research Aids Defense Against Potential Bioweapon
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Antibodies from the animals used to detect botulism neurotoxins, study finds

  • New Disinfectant Could Help Hospitals Fight Germs
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Solution is touted as less corrosive, cheaper and more effective than existing products

  • No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Mononucleosis
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Suggestions to help relieve symptoms

  • Should HPV Test Replace the Pap Smear?
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Italian researchers urge a change in test for cervical cancer, but U.S. experts are mixed

  • Study Questions Need for Emergency Appendectomies
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Appendicitis may have viral origins, researchers suggest

  • New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

  • New Childhood Vaccines Schedules Released
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Changes reflect H1N1 recommendations, suggest HPV vaccine for boys

  • Discovery in Lungs May Lead to Treatment for Respiratory Virus
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Naturally occurring lipid appears to protect against RSV, research shows

  • New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Factors That May Increase Meningitis Risk
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Do you have any of them?

  • Stem Cells Turned Into AIDS Killers in Lab Tests
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Technique might work with many other viruses, researchers say

  • AIDS Drugs Don't Need Routine Lab Monitoring
    (09-Dec-2009)
    Finding is good news for first-line treatment in Africa, researchers say

  • Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

  • New Hepatitis C Treatment Shows Promise
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Drug prevented virus from replicating in the livers of primates

  • Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Baby changing tables cleaned less often than toilet seats, study finds

  • Sperm May Play Role in Transmission of HIV
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Semen isn't the only way men spread virus during sex, new research shows

  • HPV Vaccine No More Painful Than Other Shots
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Reports that injection sting is excessive disputed in U.S. study

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Cutting Infection Rates Among Kids
    (22-Oct-2009)
    CDC report shows drop in U.S. incidence since vaccine was introduced in 2006

  • Fewer Genital Warts Thanks to HPV Vaccine Program
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Australia sees a drop in cases following free Gardasil shots, researchers say

  • HPV Tied to Rare Head-and-Neck Cancer
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Origins of nasopharyngeal infection may mirror tonsil cancer epidemic, researchers say

  • Retrovirus May Be at Root of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Study finds two-thirds of those with the mysterious illness infected with XMRV

  • Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

  • Drug Combo May Offer Best Relief for Nerve Pain
    (30-Sep-2009)
    People not helped by one medication feel better with two, study shows

  • FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

  • Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

  • Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

  • Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Risk of viral infection can be cut in half with 6 months of treatment, study finds

  • Hepatitis B Vaccination Protects Against Liver Cancer
    (16-Sep-2009)
    Immunization program for newborns has lasting effects beyond childhood, researchers say

  • Actress Helps Promote New Campaign for Meningitis Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Rare, often deadly, infection tends to strike young adults, expert says

  • Scientists Find Clue to Dangerous Side Effect of MS Drug
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Tysabri appears to awaken dormant, common virus that crosses over into brain

  • Study Shows 1% of Americans Have Been Infected With West Nile
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Virus typically produces mild infection, but severe reactions can result

  • Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

  • U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

  • U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

  • U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

  • New Hib Vaccine Granted Accelerated Approval
    (20-Aug-2009)
    To help remedy vaccine shortage

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine Stems From Tobacco
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Benefits for fighting norovirus include cost, speed, report shows

  • Backyard Raccoon 'Latrines' Harbor Hidden Dangers
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Transmission of infectious parasite, though rare, can damage the brain, experts say

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Immune Systems of AIDS Patients More Prone to HPV Cancers
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Link was known, but new study helps explain why

  • Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System
    (13-Jul-2009)
    Finding could lead to better treatment of sepsis, meningitis in newborns

  • Immune Response May Speed AIDS Progression in Women
    (13-Jul-2009)
    More research needed to determine how gender affects body's reaction to HIV

  • New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

  • Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks
    (02-Jul-2009)
    An alternative to topical treatments might work better on certain cats and dogs, researchers say

  • Monthly Pet Pill Could Kill Fleas, Ticks
    (02-Jul-2009)
    An alternative to topical treatments might work better on certain cats and dogs, researchers say

  • Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal
    (25-Jun-2009)
    CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

  • In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

  • In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Physicians group offers advice on tick and mosquito bites

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Uninfected women aged 24 to 45 still may benefit from HPV vaccine, study finds

  • Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus
    (15-May-2009)
    Scientists believe the case could be the first of its kind

  • Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
    (15-May-2009)
    Mouse study shows CMV raises risk of hypertension, hardening of arteries

  • Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus
    (15-May-2009)
    Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

  • Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
    (13-May-2009)
    Epinephrine, dexamethasone reduces hospitalization risk by 35%, study finds

  • New Paint Shows Germ-Fighting Potential
    (09-May-2009)
    It may thwart hospital 'superbugs,' viruses and mold, scientists say

  • Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu
    (08-May-2009)
    CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

  • Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter
    (06-May-2009)
    Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not

  • New Treatment Combo Better Against Hepatitis C
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Adding antiviral telaprevir increases cure rate, studies show

  • As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Study warns that climate changes affect deer tick's life cycle

  • Study Reveals How Salmonella 'Hijacks' Cells
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Researchers spot mechanism that may be applicable to other pathogens

  • Scientists Capture HIV Transfer Among T-Cells on Video
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Team suggests there are many targets now for interfering with the process

  • Course of West Nile Infection Charted
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Scientists found levels of certain cytokines spiked during disease stage

  • Trial Vaccine May Protect Against Serious Viral Infection
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Women given injection could cut risk for CMV in half, study suggests

  • Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

  • Engineered Viruses Could Battle Superbugs
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Researchers say they disabled bacterial defenses, making antibiotics more effective

  • Germicide Might Guard Against HIV Infection
    (04-Mar-2009)
    Treatment prevented infection in monkeys, study shows

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Antibiotic-Resistant Meningitis Reported in U.S.
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Health officials worry that overuse of antibiotics may be to blame

  • Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu
    (22-Feb-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Older people and those also taking steroids are most vulnerable, study finds

  • Genetic Code of Common Cold Cracked
    (12-Feb-2009)
    99 rhinoviruses now sequenced, could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Key to Lyme Disease Virulence Discovered
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Protein helps transport manganese in the bacteria behind the disease, study finds

  • Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

  • Most Young, Black Females Are Not Getting HPV Vaccine
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Despite viewing shot as 'wise choice,' just 1 in 4 are protected, survey finds

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

  • In Time, Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Harvard researchers say treatment involving genes works in mice

  • Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates

  • Hispanics Respond Poorly to Standard Hepatitis C Therapy
    (14-Jan-2009)
    They and blacks still share outcome disparities in treatment of liver disease, study says

  • Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Two extra steps improve results, study finds

  • Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug
    (09-Jan-2009)
    But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

  • Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Suboptimum vaccination rates cast doubt on ability to eliminate disease by 2010

  • Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease

  • To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

  • Possible AIDS Treatment Shows Promise in Monkeys
    (10-Dec-2008)
    It stops virus from fooling immune cells, researchers say

  • Worldwide Measles Deaths Drop Dramatically
    (04-Dec-2008)
    They plunged 74% from 2000 to 2007, report shows

  • Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks
    (01-Dec-2008)
    The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

  • Antibiotics Largest Cause of Drug-Induced Liver Damage
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Prescription meds, supplements can also trigger acute organ failure, study says

  • Universal Testing, Prompt Treatment Could Slash HIV
    (26-Nov-2008)
    Computer model suggests the strategy would lower infections by 95% within a decade

  • New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered
    (21-Nov-2008)
    2007 outbreak in Uganda genetically distinct from other known species

  • HIV Vaccine Failure Still Brings Insights
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Researchers say lessons learned might one day lead to vaccine that works

  • Way to Rescue Tired Immune Cells Fighting HIV Found
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Discovery of pathway could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Most frequent tumor sites were cervix, head and neck, government study finds

  • Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Called Safe
    (23-Oct-2008)
    CDC found no heightened risk of blood clots, other conditions with Gardasil

  • Inflammation, Coagulation Tied to Non-AIDS Deaths in HIV Cases
    (21-Oct-2008)
    Some antiretroviral therapies boosted mortality from other diseases, study finds

  • Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

  • Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

  • Study Dispels Link Between Autism and Measles Vaccine
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Parent advocate disagrees, noting that only one potential mechanism was studied

  • Scientists Spot New Twist in HIV Infection
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Discovery brings better treatments, even a cure, a bit closer

  • Health Tip: Taking an Antibiotic
    (26-Aug-2008)
    You may need one -- or you may not

  • DEET Works Because Mosquitoes Hate the Smell
    (22-Aug-2008)
    Research upends theory that repellant masks person's odor and interferes with bugs' senses

  • Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans

  • HIV Patients Living Longer
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy by 13 years, researchers say

  • Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

  • Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Medication helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows

  • Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

  • New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Driving herpes simplex out of hiding could bring about a cure, scientists say

  • New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Hospital, doctor visits down sharply in many places, CDC reports

  • New 5-in-1 Vaccine May Reduce Number of Pediatric Shots
    (23-Jun-2008)
    By as many as one-third

  • Measle's Spread Doesn't Depend on Airways
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Instead, certain immune cells may be key, new study shows

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Steps to help prevent tick bites

  • Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes
    (17-Jun-2008)
    French researchers say antibodies linked to disease found in Sub-Saharan Africans

  • Coxsackievirus Infections Spiked in 2007: CDC
    (22-May-2008)
    The germ usually causes mild disease, but can be life-threatening to newborns

  • Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family
    (21-May-2008)
    Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

  • Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold
    (20-May-2008)
    It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

  • Health Tip: Facts About Fleas
    (14-May-2008)
    How to recognize and get rid of the pests

  • HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes
    (14-May-2008)
    Patients more likely to survive using chemoradiation, and new treatments may follow

  • Group B Strep Down Among Newborns, Up Among Adults
    (09-May-2008)
    Study calls vaccination trials for mothers, new treatments for elderly a priority

  • Corticosteroids of Little Use Against Childhood Meningitis
    (06-May-2008)
    Study finds no significant effect for the more serious, bacterial form of the disease

  • Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
    (06-May-2008)
    Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

  • Measles Outbreak Rises to 64 Cases, Most Since 2001
    (01-May-2008)
    CDC says failure to be vaccinated is behind the worrisome trend

  • Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection

  • Clinical Symptoms Enough to Switch Drug Regimens for HIV Patients
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Study showed little difference in survival when compared to expensive lab tests

  • Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

  • Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

  • Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people

  • FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine
    (04-Apr-2008)
    It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

  • Rotarix Approved to Treat Rotavirus in Children
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Germ causes gastroenteritis

  • Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells
    (01-Apr-2008)
    Study says protein helps virus conceal itself from body's defenses

  • Researchers Successfully Test Ebola Vaccines
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Work in primates points to possible weapon against human infection with deadly disease

  • Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Finding may aid efforts to treat other infections

  • Dog Flu May Have Been Active as Early as 1999
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Canine influenza affecting racing greyhounds closely related to horse virus, study says

  • DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

  • Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep
    (06-Mar-2008)
    California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

  • Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Findings hint epidemic is not unique to present, afflicted humans' primate ancestors

  • Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

  • Stimulating Thymus Reactivates T-Cell Production
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Finding may provide benefit for HIV, bone marrow transplantation patients

  • Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Overuse
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Help reduce antibiotic resistance

  • Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

  • Vaccine Could Cut Bouts With Stomach Flu
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Controlling quickly mutating noroviruses might mean yearly changes in formula

  • Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Bacterial nitric oxide protects pathogen from immune system attacks

  • New Test Screens For Flu and Other Viruses
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Said to be faster and more accurate than existing tests

  • Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Works in Infants
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Menveo not available in US yet, British researchers note

  • Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say

  • Common Infant Vaccine Recalled
    (13-Dec-2007)
    Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

  • Steroid Fails to Ease Meningitis in Trials
    (12-Dec-2007)
    But results from Asia, Africa may not apply to patients in the West, experts say

  • Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running
    (06-Dec-2007)
    CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

  • Virus Shows Some Cancer-Killing Abilities
    (30-Oct-2007)
    Results are promising but preliminary, experts caution

  • Meningitis Shot Available, Effective Year-Round
    (25-Oct-2007)
    If your kids missed back-to-school crush, they can still get the lifesaving vaccine, experts say

  • Meningitis Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Age range for Menactra now includes children 2 to 10

  • HPV Test Bests Pap Smear in Studies
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Experts debate whether it's time to change cervical cancer screening practices

  • Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Study suggests many people are bitten again by ticks

  • Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

  • West Nile Test Screens Donated Blood and Organs
    (29-Aug-2007)
    Can detect virus before body shows signs of infection

  • Clinicians Clash Over New Lyme Disease Guidelines
    (13-Jul-2007)
    The sticking point is appropriate use of antibiotics -- and for how long

  • Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

  • CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens
    (28-Jun-2007)
    New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

  • Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List
    (11-Jun-2007)
    The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

  • No Proof Long-Term Antibiotics Fight Nervous System Lyme Disease
    (08-Jun-2007)
    Neurologist's group say the drugs can help fight nerve damage in the short-term

  • Health Tip: After Meningitis
    (21-May-2007)
    Some side effects may continue

  • Health Tip: Removing a Tick
    (26-Apr-2007)
    How to do it safely

  • Plants Produce Protein to Fight Smallpox
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Research with mice could one day offer alternative to today's risky vaccine

  • Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

  • Health Tip: Understanding Giardiasis
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Protect yourself from parasitic infection

  • T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

  • FDA Approves Swift New Meningitis Test
    (16-Mar-2007)
    It can spot difference between viral meningitis and bacterial meningitis, which can be fatal

  • Rapid Meningitis Test Approved
    (16-Mar-2007)
    Helps distinguish between viral and bacterial forms

  • HIV's Houdini Powers Examined
    (15-Mar-2007)
    Scientists study how the AIDS virus escapes the immune system

  • Trial Uses Measles to Kill Bone Marrow Cancer
    (11-Mar-2007)
    Researchers look to engineer the virus as treatment for multiple myeloma

  • Trial Uses Measles to Kill Bone Marrow Cancer
    (11-Mar-2007)
    Researchers look to engineer the virus as treatment for multiple myeloma

  • Pets Can Bring Parasite Dangers
    (10-Mar-2007)
    A few common-sense steps can keep germs away from loved ones, group says

  • Hepatitis E Vaccine Called Highly Effective
    (01-Mar-2007)
    The virus is typically found in undeveloped countries with poor sanitation

  • Hepatitis B Drug Triggers HIV Drug Resistance
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Finding calls for change in labeling and use, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys
    (27-Feb-2007)
    To prevent the spread of germs

  • Don't Wait Till School Starts to Vaccinate Against Meningitis
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Parents can help reduce vaccine shortages by getting kids the shot earlier, experts say

  • Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

  • Selenium Supplements May Slow Progression of HIV
    (22-Jan-2007)
    But the mineral should only be used as an adjunct to proven drug therapy, experts say

  • Blood Test Distinguishes Mononucleosis, Tonsillitis
    (17-Jan-2007)
    It's an accurate, cheaper alternative to standard screens, experts say

  • Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Six-month wait for nevirapine use could lessen resistance to antiretroviral therapy

  • New Test Spots Drug Resistance in HIV Patients
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Could help doctors decide which medications are best in each case

  • Meningitis Guidelines Cut Unnecessary Treatments
    (03-Jan-2007)
    They distinguish viral from more deadly bacterial infections, study finds

  • 'On/Off ' Switch Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruses
    (27-Dec-2006)
    Finding may offer new target for drugs to fight illnesses from West Nile to common cold

  • Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk
    (12-Dec-2006)
    The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Bacterium or Virus?
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Symptoms may signal what's making you sick

  • New Lyme Disease Guidelines Spark Showdown
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Expert panel says they're based on science, but foes say patients will suffer

  • Health Tip: About Viral Gastroenteritis
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Illness could lead to dehydration

  • U.S. Panel Backs Shingles Vaccine
    (25-Oct-2006)
    People 60 and older would be inoculated against blistering skin disease

  • Tyzeka Approved to Treat Chronic Hepatitis B
    (25-Oct-2006)
    But it isn't a cure for the dangerous liver infection

  • Long-Term Antibiotics Won't Fight Lyme Disease
    (22-Oct-2006)
    Therapy beyond one month may even be hazardous, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Cold Sores
    (13-Oct-2006)
    Here's how to reduce your child's risk

  • Researchers Uncover How Herpes Infects the Eye
    (25-Sep-2006)
    Virus may be able to evade the body's immune system defenses

  • Health Tip: Laryngitis Usually Goes Away on Its Own
    (14-Sep-2006)
    Resting your voice can help

  • Many Polio Survivors Faring Well
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Illness' long-term effects may not be as severe as feared, study finds

  • New Weakness in Avian Flu Virus Found
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Researchers say new drugs could be developed to fight spread of disease

  • Scientists Identify SARS' 'Secret Weapon'
    (08-Aug-2006)
    Viral protein sabotages the immune defenses of infected cells

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Croup?
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Bark-like cough is a primary sign

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Mumps
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Swollen cheeks and difficulty swallowing are prime warning signs

  • Health Tip: Worried About Warts?
    (31-Jul-2006)
    They're contagious, viral infections

  • West Nile Laying Low, So Far
    (14-Jul-2006)
    Officials predict more infections as summer heats up

  • Health Tip: Genital Herpes Can Be Spread Without Symptoms
    (11-Jul-2006)
    People with no signs may still be contagious

  • Health Tip: Preventing Hepatitis A
    (28-Jun-2006)
    Washing hands can help stop its spread

  • Health Tip: Meningitis May be Bacterial or Viral
    (26-Jun-2006)
    Its cause will determine treatment

  • Health Tip: Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (14-Jun-2006)
    Sleep doesn't help you feel more rested

  • HPV Vaccine Prevents Leading Cause of Cervical Cancer
    (08-Jun-2006)
    But doesn't end need for Pap testing, FDA warns

  • HPV Test Finds More Precancerous Lesions Than Pap Smears
    (06-Jun-2006)
    But there's still no screening test that catches all potential cancers, expert says

  • Health Tip: When You Have a Cold Sore
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Take an OTC reliever for pain

  • FDA Approves Shingles Vaccine
    (26-May-2006)
    It's recommended for those 60 years of age and older

  • Medical Detectives Track Down Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients
    (24-May-2006)
    Researchers call for early detection system to prevent future tragedies

  • Family's Bird Flu Deaths Not Precursor to Pandemic
    (24-May-2006)
    Indonesian cases don't mean virus can spread easily among humans, experts stress

  • Health Tip: Ticks Carry Lyme Disease
    (17-May-2006)
    Avoid tick-infested areas and use insect repellant

  • Warm Weather Kicks Off Tick Season
    (22-Apr-2006)
    Here's how to protect yourself from Lyme disease and other dangers

  • Midwest Mumps Outbreak Continues to Spread
    (19-Apr-2006)
    More than 1,000 cases reported in 8 states, and more are expected, officials say

  • HPV Test Best for Detecting Cervical Cancer
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Virus-spotting exam is more accurate than Pap smear, study says

  • Second Drug Approved to Prevent Flu
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Relenza already sanctioned to treat flu's symptoms

  • Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

  • Bird Flu Scarier Than Human Flu This Season
    (17-Mar-2006)
    Government report showed sales of antivirals spiked before any flu activity surfaced

  • Health Tip: Clean Hands Prevent Disease
    (17-Feb-2006)
    How to ward off germs

  • Intimate Kissing Boosts Meningitis Risk in Teens
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Study says vaccination can prevent the potentially fatal disease

  • Health Tip: Avoid the Common Cold
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Wash your hands frequently

  • Influenza Resistant to Two Antiviral Drugs
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Almost all samples of virus not affected by amantadine and rimantadine, CDC says

  • Health Tip: Shingles Most Common in Elderly
    (19-Jan-2006)
    Painful condition can last a long time

  • Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

  • Health Tip: Have Symptoms of Mono?
    (22-Dec-2005)
    See your doctor

  • Cold Prevention Nothing to Sneeze At
    (24-Nov-2005)
    'Tis the season for congestion, but simple precautions can help, experts say

  • Controversial Treatment Still Used for Mononucleosis
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Corticosteroid therapy common despite side effects, study finds

  • Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic

  • Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

  • New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

  • Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

  • New HIV Therapy Clears Out Hidden Virus
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Approach might one day lead to a cure, researchers say

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Offers Greater Protection
    (08-Aug-2005)
    Part of effort to protect more children, teens from deadly disease

  • Screening Blood Supply Stems Spread of West Nile
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Studies found two-tiered testing system works

  • Staying Away From West Nile Virus
    (30-Jul-2005)
    Simple steps can reduce your risk of being bitten and infected

  • Group B Strep Infection Poses Fatal Risk to Newborns
    (22-Jul-2005)
    But a simple test can alert doctors, mothers-to-be of potential problems

  • Key to Deadly Nipah Virus Found
    (07-Jul-2005)
    Discovery may lead to treatment, prevention of this bioterrorism threat, researchers say

  • Take Cover from Ticks
    (04-JUL-2005)
    Tips on how to protect yourself against disease-carrying ticks this summer

  • Health Tip: Don't Let the Norovirus Get You
    (24-JUN-2005)
    How to protect yourself

  • Antibiotics Do Little for Most Respiratory Infections
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Using them made no difference in duration, severity of illness, researchers say

  • Taking a Bite Out of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Tulane researcher seeks to build a better bug trap

  • Plant Vaccine Targets SARS
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Cheap and easy to give, the vaccine could prevent another outbreak

  • Don't Take Lyme Disease Lightly
    (03-JUN-2005)
    The tick-borne illness remains a serious threat, experts caution

  • Health Tip: Suffering from Canker Sores?
    (23-MAY-2005)
    You can treat them right at home

  • Health Tip: Avoiding a Nasty Germ
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Practice good hygiene habits

  • U.S. Adds New Mosquito Repellents
    (28-APR-2005)
    Guidelines to now include two additional ingredients

  • Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too
    (27-APR-2005)
    Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

  • Experimental Dual Childhood Vaccine Disappoints
    (12-APR-2005)
    But finding doesn't apply to combination shots now in use, experts say

  • Polio Vaccine: It Tamed a Scourge, Transformed Medicine
    (12-APR-2005)
    50 years ago, officials announced the success of the breakthrough shot

  • New Drug for Hepatitis B
    (30-MAR-2005)
    Slows virus that causes deadly liver disease

  • Health Tip: Preventing Hepatitis C
    (28-MAR-2005)
    Take these precautions

  • Rubella No Longer a Threat in the U.S.
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Federal health officials say vaccination has virtually eradicated German measles

  • Rubella No Longer a Threat in the U.S.
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Federal health officials say vaccination has virtually eradicated German measles

  • Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Be careful when traveling to affected areas

  • More Clues Come in Possible HIV 'Superbug' Case
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Researchers concerned about the speed with which the virus strain replicated

  • Health Tip: Taking a Cruise?
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Don't be the one to spread germs

  • Common Virus Can Be Tragic for Moms-To-Be
    (13-MAR-2005)
    Parvovirus B19 is harmless to all but the fetus, but few moms are warned

  • New Vaccine Against Meningitis on the Way
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Health officials also announce broader recommendations for which youngsters should get it

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Prevent tick bites

  • Hepatitis C Regimen Approved for HIV Patients
    (28-FEB-2005)
    300,000 Americans infected with both

  • Scientists Get Handle on Kaposi's Sarcoma
    (04-FEB-2005)
    Herpes virus infects body before cancer takes hold

  • New Strategy Stops Smallpox in Its Tracks
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Drug may stymie virus replication once it's inside cells

  • New Advance in Gene Therapy for Cancer
    (31-JAN-2005)
    Special virus spares healthy cells

  • Syphilis Rates Not Result of Unsafe Sex
    (26-JAN-2005)
    British researchers says natural cycle of disease might explain recent U.S. spike

  • New Meningitis Vaccine Gets Nod
    (17-JAN-2005)
    Lasts longer than existing inoculation

  • Bringing HIV Out of Hiding
    (03-JAN-2005)
    Scientists say it could make virus vulnerable to powerful drugs

  • Virus Infecting Dogs Hardier Than Thought
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Owners urged to get pets vaccinated against parvo

  • U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine
    (14-DEC-2004)
    DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

  • Duct Tape Patches Up Warts
    (09-DEC-2004)
    It's one of many ways to rid yourself of unsightly growths

  • Certain Immune Genes Key in Fighting HIV
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Scientists discover one that evolves quickly to battle virus

  • Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

  • Scientists Grow Virus Tied to Food Poisoning
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Goal is to develop a potential vaccine

  • Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

  • Ready-Made Drugs May Halt AIDS-Related Infection
    (18-NOV-2004)
    Generic antipsychotics block virus, finds study

  • Keeping Organ, Tissue Transplants Safe
    (29-OCT-2004)
    RNA screening could guard against HIV, hepatitis C

  • Health Tip: Genital Warts
    (25-OCT-2004)
    A viral infection transmitted sexually

  • Steroid Cuts Death Rate From TB Complication
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Dexamethasone lowers mortality risk by 30 percent

  • Hepatitis C Ups Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Those exposed to virus six times more likely to develop cancer

  • West Nile Hits Western U.S. Hard, While Northeast Unscathed
    (27-SEP-2004)
    More birds may be immune to virus, reducing threat to humans

  • Americans Have Dirty Paws
    (22-SEP-2004)
    New report gives them a 'C' for hand hygiene

  • Diluted Smallpox Vaccine Found Effective
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Current U.S. stockpile can be expanded if needed, study finds

  • Bird Flu Found to Sicken Cats
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Finding raises worries about transmission to humans

  • College Freshmen and the Meningitis Threat
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Immunization protects against this potentially deadly infection

  • West Nile Transmission Via Dialysis Probed
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Experts call the link unlikely, though possible

  • Blood, Tissue Donations Getting Safer
    (18-AUG-2004)
    New technologies screen for viruses such as HIV and hepatitis C

  • West Nile Dangerous for Organ Transplant Patients
    (17-AUG-2004)
    It causes serious neurological problems, study finds

  • Urban Dwellers Also Vulnerable to Ticks
    (06-AUG-2004)
    New York City residents need to protect themselves against carriers of Lyme disease

  • Study Claiming Over-Testing for Lyme Is Disputed
    (06-AUG-2004)
    Expert contends they're not done often enough

  • The Spoils of Summer Swimming
    (06-AUG-2004)
    More reports of illnesses suggest watching water hygiene

  • U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids
    (29-JUL-2004)
    CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

  • Lyme Test Overused; Insistent Patients Cited
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Study: Many with vague symptoms demand them inappropriately

  • Health Tip: Prevent West Nile Virus
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Learn to keep mosquitoes from biting

  • Synthetic Meningitis Vaccine Created
    (22-JUL-2004)
    More study needs to prove it improves on current version

  • West Nile Continues Westward Trek
    (15-JUL-2004)
    Arizona is this year's hot spot so far

  • HealthTip: Mononucleosis
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Symptoms and complications vary

  • Study Suggests Viral Link to Breast Cancer
    (13-JUL-2004)
    Bug similar to one found in mice also in some human tumors

  • Immunization Rate for Toddlers Needs Booster
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Study sees lack of enforcement among preschoolers

  • HIV Prevention Programs Help Black Teen Girls
    (11-JUL-2004)
    Study finds efforts tailored to them reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases

  • Doctors Skimp on Hand Hygiene
    (09-JUL-2004)
    Surgeons, ER doctors worst offenders, study finds

  • Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep