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Summer just ended, but CDC officials are already urging people to prepare for another potentially nasty flu season

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Hospitals Step Up the War on Superbugs

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Germs on planes: How to stay healthy at 30,000 feet

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Episode 861: Food Scare Squad

HPV-related cancer rates are rising. So are vaccine rates—just not fast enough.

Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

Michigan Swine Flu: Two Ill After Attending Fair

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That’s dangerous.

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Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses

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Teaching kids good hygiene in time for the new school year

123 more people sick in McDonald's salad outbreak

Contagious pink eye 'superbug' spreading around Houston

NIH experts note risks of 'difficult-to-treat' bloodstream infections

Over 200 salmonella infections linked to backyard chickens

'No snack is safe.' People are losing their crackers about the Ritz and Goldfish recalls

Low antibiotic levels in the environment may spur resistance

The World Health Organization just declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is over

How a hotel convention became ground zero for this deadly bacteria

How scientists are developing new weapons against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New shingles vaccine is highly effective, long-lasting — and in short supply

CDC reports widespread salmonella outbreak from eating turkey

California keeps close eye on whooping cough after infant's death

Virginia resident dies after coming into contact with flesh-eating bacteria

Antibiotics are overprescribed: Here's why that's not good, and what you need to know

Health care workers, PPE and infection control: Study finds failures to follow protocol

Antibiotic Use in Urgent Care Centers Shows Need for Improvement

McDonald’s Removes Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest

New UK guidelines aimed at stopping potential sexually transmitted superbug

‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC issues blunt warning about Honey Smacks as outbreak grows to 100

Antibiotics And Your Dentist—CDC Urges You To Be Antibiotics Aware

Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes

Central Oregon a hot spot for Colorado tick fever

Not Fun In The Sun: Summer Infections From Animals

A novel ‘smart’ antibiotic may target most common bacterial infection contracted in US hospitals

Exclusive: England players banned from shaking hands – and told to use fist bumps instead

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

The Startups Waging War Against Superbugs

Scientists Are Using a New Weapon to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria—Viruses.

Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus

New shingles vaccine is highly effective, long-lasting — and in short supply

‘Gram-Negative Bacteria Pose a Significant Scientific Challenge’

Viruses love what we’ve done with the planet

CMS Patient Safety Efforts and the AHRQ National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions

Clostridium difficile Patients on Opioids Fare Much Worse

Keeping farm animals healthy and clean could save human lives

FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals

Michigan's hepatitis A outbreak is worst in U.S. What you need to know.

Here’s what we know about the deadly Nipah virus

To kill a superbug

What You Should Know About E. Coli Outbreaks

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Ebola Vaccinations Begin While Congo Races to Tackle Disease

What It Will Take to Finally Defeat Tuberculosis

Safety program successfully reduces SSIs in patients undergoing colorectal operations

Congo confirms first urban Ebola case, raising possibility of ‘explosive increase in cases’

Smithsonian opens exhibit featuring contagious diseases

What Makes Up the American Gut?

Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

The "Shameful" Reason California's STD Rate Has Hit a Record High

Multiple resistance genes found in commercially farmed chickens and in hospital

Why Ebola keeps coming back

With a little convincing, rats can detect tuberculosis

Here's Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics

CHOP study links antibiotic use with risk of kidney stones

Chief Medical Officer warns antibiotic-resistance crisis is 'biggest global health challenge we face

In a Corner of Senegal, a Victory Over Malaria

Why are 13 kids being held out of Liberty school? Because measles is this contagious

Zika, Lyme drive big increase in bug-borne disease in U.S.

Probiotics For Babies And Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

Why some bacteria eat antibiotics and what we can do about it

We need to remind ourselves that vaccines save lives

With 'Super Gonorrhea' a Threat, Many Still Getting Wrong Antibiotics

Why E. coli keeps getting into our lettuce

Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

Scientists have a promising new approach for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis

My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning

What You Learn When You Put Smelly Socks In Front Of Mosquitoes

Meeting the Challenges of Infection Control in Hemodialysis Facilities

Why Antibiotic Resistance Should Change Your Financial Planning

'A last line of defense': IBM lab designs molecule to kill drug-resistant superbugs

Nightmare Bacteria' Are a Real and Growing Threat in the U.S., CDC Warns

CDC Finds 'Nightmare Bacteria' Across the U.S. Here's What That Means

Federal Efforts To Control Rare And Deadly Bacteria Working

More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea

People with sinus infections stay on antibiotics too long

The World’s First Case of Drug-Resistant ‘Super Gonorrhea’ Has Been Confirmed

What If A Drug Could Make Your Blood Deadly To Mosquitoes?

Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study

How A Man Caught The World's Strongest Super Gonorrhea To Date

Newly Discovered Antibiotic Drug Offers Hope For Treating MRSA

Doctors Use Lake Water Virus To Cure Heart Surgery Patient's Bacteria-Resistant Infection

The crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is worsening and we are all at risk

Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man's heart

Case of rare, mouse-borne hantavirus confirmed in Denver for the first time since 1993

Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic, missed by standard tests

What You Might Not Realize About The Benefits Of Hand-Washing

This deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loom

What Is Hantavirus? Woman Mistakes Rodent-Carrying Virus For Flu

At Some California Hospitals, Fewer Than Half Of Workers Get The Flu Shot

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A new superbug requires urgent attention

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