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1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.
1st U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say
1st U.S. MERS Patient May Be Released From Hospital Soon
2 Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
2nd Ebola Patient To Arrive in United States on Tuesday
2nd MERS Case Identified in U.S.
3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
4th U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital
A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work
AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital
American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study
Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children
Are Slimmer, More Attractive Men More Germ-Free?
As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away
As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness
Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say
Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
Binge Drinking May Slow Wound Healing
'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection
Bird Flu Doesn't Spread Easily to Humans, Scientists Say
Bisexual Men Aren't at Greater HIV Risk: Review
Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds
'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study
Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV
Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations
CDC Commits More Than 400 Staffers to Fight Ebola Outbreak
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens
CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax
CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status
CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections
CDC Urges Anti-HIV Pill for People at High Risk of Infection
CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says
Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds
Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break
Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug'
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?
Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought
Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels
Deadly Respiratory Infection Took Hold in Bats, Study Says
Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies
Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria
Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys
Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease
Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections
Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
Ebola Outbreak Still Not Under Control: Officials
Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving
Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement'
Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs
European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds
Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS, Studies Suggest
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports
Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips
Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections
FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection
FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs
FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes
Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say
Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say
First U.S. Ebola Patient to Arrive in Atlanta on Saturday
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds
Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases
For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study
Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients
Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa
Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise
Genetic Code of Tsetse Fly May Help Fight Sleeping Sickness
Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Altered by Hospital Stay, Study Finds
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study
Hand Microbes Might Reflect Where, How You Live
Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review
Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching
Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses
Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail
Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails
Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Manicure and Pedicure
Health Tip: Monitor a Blister
Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Nail Salon
Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns
Hepatitis B Screening Proposed for All High-Risk Adults
Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients
Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease
Hepatitis C Rates Vary Among U.S. Hispanic Groups
Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study
HIV Resistance Mapped by Gene Researchers
HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC
HIV-Positive Inmates Benefit From Drug Treatment, Study Says
Hog Workers May Bring Drug-Resistant Bacteria Home
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds
Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC
HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates
HPV-Linked Oral Cancers May Not Be 'Contagious'
Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections
Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study
Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update
Infections Rare in Outpatient Surgery Procedures, Study Finds
Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds
Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head
Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes
Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates
Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey
Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests
Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Many U.S. Hospitals Fall Short in Preventing Infections
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study
Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids
Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study
Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO
MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials
MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels
Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans
More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California
Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers
Nearly 3 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C
Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC
New Clues to How Long-Term Drug Therapy Keeps HIV at Bay
New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease
New Drug for Chagas Disease Disappoints in 1st Human Trial
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report
New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA
New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
Obese More Likely to Survive Serious Bloodstream Infection
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days
One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections
Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: Study
On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study
Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?
Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected
Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study
Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine
Preventing Tick Bites
Princeton Students Safe to Travel Despite Meningitis Outbreak: CDC
Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease
Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body
Researchers Explore New Target for Malaria Vaccine
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States
Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study
Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks: CDC
Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection
Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells
Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA
Scientists Uncover Breast Milk's Potential Secret Weapon Against HIV
Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO
Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds
Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy
Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise
Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections
Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study
Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk
Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems
Staph Bacteria May Play Role in Eczema-Like Rash, Mouse Study Finds
States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions
'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth
Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble
Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections
Study Finds Tonsillectomy Just as Safe for Adults as Kids
Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues
Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Study: Recalled Yogurt Tied to Fungus Infections
Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
Syphilis Cases Climbing Among Gay Men: CDC
Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu
Take Infection Precautions When Using Nasal-Rinsing Products: FDA
Taking Drug to Prevent HIV Doesn't Seem to Encourage Risk-Taking
TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated
Texas Woman's Death Highlights Danger of Overlooking Dengue Fever
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
Third U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska
Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
Tick Exposure Can Occur in a Minute in Infested Areas
Time for Docs to Ditch the White Coat?
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States
Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son
U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial
U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests
U.S. Traveler Returning From Africa Has Lassa Fever, CDC Says
Unprotected Sex On the Rise Among U.S. Gay Men, CDC Says
Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners
Urinary Tract Infection Often Puts Older Men in Hospital
Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections, Study Finds
VA Program Reduces MRSA Germ Cases at Long-Term Care Centers
Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure
Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ
Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients
Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak
Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Windshield Washer Fluid May Be Source of Legionnaires' Disease
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
Your Aquarium Can Be Source of Skin Infections
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart