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CDC Warns of Rare Bacterial Infections from Dental Waterlines

The CDC issues a health advisory after an outbreak of bacterial infections in children who recently visited the dentist.

Most People Infected with Omicron May Not Know It, New Study Finds.

Many people with the Omicron variant may not be aware they have COVID, researchers say.

Why Are Cancer Rates Higher in Men Than Women?

Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.

Even at Lower Levels, Exercise Is a Powerful Treatment for Depression

If you suffer from depression, you don’t have to live in the gym to reap the benefits of exercise, a new study finds.

Half of the World’s Population Suffers Headaches, Study Finds

52% of people worldwide are affected by recurrent headaches, from kids to the elderly, researchers say.

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05 Dec
U.S. to End Mpox Public Health Emergency in January

U.S. to End Mpox Public Health Emergency in January

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Mpox cases are down significantly in the United States, prompting the federal government to plan not to renew an emergency designation fo...

05 Dec
Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

Bacteria Risk Spurs Recall of 8 Million Laundress Products

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Laundress, a laundry and cleaning products company, has recalled nearly 8 million of its products over concerns they may be contamina...

01 Dec
First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight a Tough Superbug

First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight a Tough Superbug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first fecal microbiota treatment, aimed at helping adults battling tough-to-treat Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections.

"Today's approval of Rebyota is an advance in caring f...

01 Dec
CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater

CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater

U.S. health officials will begin testing wastewater for poliovirus in select locations around the country, including possibly at sites in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The testing will happen in communities that have low polio vaccination rates or those with possible conne...

29 Nov
Long COVID Often Brings Another Issue: Stigma

Long COVID Often Brings Another Issue: Stigma

People with long COVID deal with months or years of punishing fatigue, mind-numbing brain fog or a frightening fight to take each and every breath.

But they can also face the skepticism of others, a new study finds -- employers and doctors questioning whether they're rea...

28 Nov
Monkeypox Renamed MPox Amid Racism Concerns

Monkeypox Renamed MPox Amid Racism Concerns

Monkeypox still exists, but its name is being phased out over racism concerns.

For the next year, the terms monkeypox and the new name mpox will be used interchangeably before the virus is permanently renamed mpox, the World Health Organization

28 Nov
New COVID Variant XBB Is Gaining Ground Among Americans

New COVID Variant XBB Is Gaining Ground Among Americans

U.S. health officials are tracking a new COVID variant that's a combination of two earlier Omicron subvariants.

Known as XBB, this latest subvariant now represents 3.1% of new COVID c...

23 Nov
COVID Vaccine Boosts Protection, Even After Prior Infection: Study

COVID Vaccine Boosts Protection, Even After Prior Infection: Study

Even if you've already had COVID-19, you can still benefit from a vaccine that can help prevent another infection, a new study shows.

Danish patients gained between 60% and 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the COVID variant wave, the researchers found.

22 Nov
Protecting Wildlife Key to Preventing the Next Big Pandemic

Protecting Wildlife Key to Preventing the Next Big Pandemic

Research in wild bats is reinforcing a notion crucial to stopping future pandemics: When wildlife populations stay healthy, the odds of "crossover" viruses infecting humans subsides.

In Australia, deforestation has caused a deadly respiratory virus to pass from fruit bat...

22 Nov
Bacterial Infections to Blame for 1 in Every 8 Deaths Worldwide

Bacterial Infections to Blame for 1 in Every 8 Deaths Worldwide

Bacterial infections are to blame for 1 in 8 deaths and are second only to heart disease as the world's leading cause of death, a new report reveals.

About 7.7 million people died in 2019 from infection with one of 33 common types of bacteria, according to the report pub...

21 Nov
Flu Has Started Early and With a Punch: CDC

Flu Has Started Early and With a Punch: CDC

Flu season has struck the United States hard and early, burdening hospitals that are also coping with a surge in other respiratory viruses, including RSV and COVID-19.

The nation has seen at least 4.4 million cases of flu so far this season, with 38,000 hospitalizations...

21 Nov
Many U.S. Parents Avoid Vaccine Talks With Child's Doctor

Many U.S. Parents Avoid Vaccine Talks With Child's Doctor

Vaccines have become a hot topic in the past few years, but a new survey finds many parents aren't discussing immunization with their child's doctor.

Though a child's pediatrician has often been the go-to resource on vaccines, the University of Michigan Medicine poll fo...

21 Nov
Fungi in Soil Can Cause Illness, With Range Expanding in U.S.

Fungi in Soil Can Cause Illness, With Range Expanding in U.S.

Fungi found in the soil are causing lung infections nationwide, even in places that doctors aren't aware are at risk.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not revised maps for environmental fungi since 1969, according to a

18 Nov
There Might Be a Perfect Indoor Humidity to Curb COVID Spread

There Might Be a Perfect Indoor Humidity to Curb COVID Spread

It's sort of like the Goldilocks principle — a room that's either too dry or too humid can influence transmission of COVID-19 and cause more illness or death, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say.

Maintaining an indoor relative humidity between 40% and...

17 Nov
Dangerous Parasite That Can Infect People Now Found in U.S. Foxes

Dangerous Parasite That Can Infect People Now Found in U.S. Foxes

A rare parasitic disease that has long been documented in Europe seems to have taken root in the United States.

Researchers in Vermont are reporting on two human cases of the disease, called alveolar echinococcosis (AE), which were caused by a European strain of the para...

07 Nov
CDC Warns of Rare Bacterial Infections From Dentists' Water Lines

CDC Warns of Rare Bacterial Infections From Dentists' Water Lines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that a number of U.S. children have picked up a serious infection from contaminated water lines at the dentist's office.

Although rare, outbreaks of nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections have ...

07 Nov
Paxlovid Lowers Risk of Long COVID

Paxlovid Lowers Risk of Long COVID

The antiviral pill Paxlovid not only reduces hospitalization and death after catching COVID-19: New research shows it also cuts the chances of long COVID by roughly 25...

07 Nov
Can Adults Get RSV?

Can Adults Get RSV?

As health experts warn about RSV infections in infants and toddlers, adults should know that they, too, can become severely ill from the virus.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is not always the mild respiratory illness people think it is but can lead to symptoms as ser...

04 Nov
New Type of Antibiotic Could Fight Tough-to-Treat UTIs

New Type of Antibiotic Could Fight Tough-to-Treat UTIs

The world desperately needs new antibiotics to fight infection as bacteria become resistant to existing options.

GSK has developed a new antibiotic to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) that appears to be so effective the pharmaceutical company stopped testing early o...

04 Nov
Simple Nose Swab Test Might Gauge Severity of Child's RSV

Simple Nose Swab Test Might Gauge Severity of Child's RSV

While it isn't possible to tell parents how long their child will need to remain in intensive care with a serious case of RSV, new research has unearthed clues that may make it easier to predict which kids will require a longer stay.

To study the issue, researchers from ...

03 Nov
Monkeypox Can Be Passed On Even Before Symptoms Appear

Monkeypox Can Be Passed On Even Before Symptoms Appear

Monkeypox spreads even before a person shows any telltale lesions or other symptoms, a new study suggests.

More than half of monkeypox transmission in the United Kingdom occurred in the pre-symptomatic phase, the researchers said.

The new findings — published onl...

03 Nov
Monkeypox in Kids, Teens Is Rare and Seldom Severe: CDC

Monkeypox in Kids, Teens Is Rare and Seldom Severe: CDC

Out of the more than 25,000 U.S. cases of monkeypox reviewed in a new study, just 0.3% occurred in people under the age of 18, new government data shows.

Most of the kids and teens who contracted the virus -- 89% -- "were not hospitalized, none received intensive care un...

31 Oct
FDA Warns of Amoxicillin Shortage

FDA Warns of Amoxicillin Shortage

It could be harder to fill a prescription for the widely used antibiotic amoxicillin because of a shortage that appears to be linked to an ongoing surge in RSV infections across the United States....

28 Oct
Doctors Answer Your Questions About RSV

Doctors Answer Your Questions About RSV

While a potential COVID winter surge and the impending flu season get a lot of attention, doctors are worried about another virus.

This one is RSV -- short for respiratory syncytia...

27 Oct
People With Untreated HIV Being Hit Hardest by Monkeypox

People With Untreated HIV Being Hit Hardest by Monkeypox

While monkeypox cases are declining in the United States, a new government report shows that patients with weakened immune systems, especially those living with HIV, have been hit particu...

26 Oct
What Parents Need to Know About Cronobacter Bacteria in Baby Formula

What Parents Need to Know About Cronobacter Bacteria in Baby Formula

Cronobacter sakazakii has been in the news as the cause of infant infections and the reason for a U.S. baby formula recall and resulting shortage this year.

Infections are rare and the bac...

25 Oct
Cases of Child RSV Are Swamping Hospitals. What Are the Symptoms, Treatments?

Cases of Child RSV Are Swamping Hospitals. What Are the Symptoms, Treatments?

Pediatricians' offices, children's hospitals, urgent care centers and emergency rooms across the United States are being overwhelmed by an early, heavy surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among infants and...

20 Oct
Your Hospital Room Could Affect Outcomes After Surgery

Your Hospital Room Could Affect Outcomes After Surgery

"Location, location, location" works in real estate, and a new study argues that the location of your hospital room could save your life after surgery.

Patients are more likely to die after surgery if they are placed in certain types of rooms to recover, researchers from...

19 Oct
Marijuana Users More Prone to Infections After Knee, Shoulder Surgeries

Marijuana Users More Prone to Infections After Knee, Shoulder Surgeries

Surgeons have long advised patients to stop smoking cigarettes for several weeks before their operations to lower the risk of complications. But what about weed?

New research has found ...

18 Oct
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases Spike in Florida County After Hurricane Ian

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases Spike in Florida County After Hurricane Ian

Florida residents dealing with the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Ian now need to be concerned about a spike in flesh-eating bacteria cases, health officials warned.

"The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is observing an abnormal increase in cases of

17 Oct
Major Trial of Monkeypox Treatment TPOXX to Launch in Africa

Major Trial of Monkeypox Treatment TPOXX to Launch in Africa

The ability of TPOXX to treat people infected with monkeypox is being directly tested in a new clinical trial in central Africa, U.S. health officials have announced.

TPOXX — t...

17 Oct
New Omicron Variants Gaining Foothold in U.S.

New Omicron Variants Gaining Foothold in U.S.

New, more contagious Omicron variants are starting to spread across the United States, new government data show.

Luckily, they're related to the Omicron variant BA.5...

14 Oct
With COVID Crisis Ebbing, How Can We Prevent Future Pandemics?

With COVID Crisis Ebbing, How Can We Prevent Future Pandemics?

Aggressive measures are needed in the world's tropical regions to prevent the inevitable next global pandemic, an international coalition of researchers has concluded.

Epidemics around the world have largely been driven by viruses that

05 Oct
CDC Warns of Possible Severe Flu Season Ahead

CDC Warns of Possible Severe Flu Season Ahead

Australia is experiencing its worst flu season in five years, and that doesn't bode well for the United States, federal health officials warned Tuesday.

America's flu season often mirrors what u...

04 Oct
Gut Microbes Could Play Role in HIV Infection

Gut Microbes Could Play Role in HIV Infection

Could key differences in the trillions of bacteria found in the human gut actually affect the risk of becoming infected with HIV? A small, new study suggests the answ...

28 Sep
'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

'Breakthrough' Infections After COVID Vaccine Can Help Prevent Future Illness

It's very frustrating to get a COVID-19 vaccine and then wind up catching the virus anyway.

But these

27 Sep
COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

COVID Infection Raises a Child's Odds for Type 1 Diabetes by 72%

Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months. While that's a...

25 Sep
Reusing Contact Lenses Raises Odds for Rare Eye Infection

Reusing Contact Lenses Raises Odds for Rare Eye Infection

Although wearing reusable contact lenses is generally safe, it can be associated with a greater risk of a rare eye infection, new British research shows.

In the study, people who wore reusable contact lenses were nearly four times more likely to develop the infection ca...

16 Sep
FDA Warns Against Overuse of TPOXX Monkeypox Drug

FDA Warns Against Overuse of TPOXX Monkeypox Drug

U.S. health officials are advising doctors not to overuse the only antiviral for monkeypox because there is a risk of the virus mutating and rendering the drug useless.

15 Sep
WHO Says Pandemic's End May Be Near

WHO Says Pandemic's End May Be Near

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, the leader of the World Health Organization declared Wednesday, with deaths at their lowest level worldwide since the new coronavirus fir...

14 Sep
Got COVID? Flushing Out Nasal Passages Could Cut Severity

Got COVID? Flushing Out Nasal Passages Could Cut Severity

Battling COVID and eager to do anything that will limit you to a mild infection?

Grab a neti pot, a new study...

13 Sep
Who Needs to Worry About the Polio 'Emergency'?

Who Needs to Worry About the Polio 'Emergency'?

Even though New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently declared polio a state emergency after samples of the virus were found in wastewater in New York City and four ...

13 Sep
Infections During Pregnancy Show No Causal Link to Autism

Infections During Pregnancy Show No Causal Link to Autism

Research has suggested that kids born to moms who had the flu or another infection during pregnancy may be more likely to have autism, but a new study implies infection may not be the cause after all.

"We found no evidence to suggest that infections contracted by mothers...

12 Sep
COVID Shots' Effect Fades, But Boosters Bring Protection Back: Study

COVID Shots' Effect Fades, But Boosters Bring Protection Back: Study

Updated COVID-19 booster shots that target Omicron variants are rolling out across the United States, and a new study argues they're coming at just the right time.

Protective antibod...

12 Sep
In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation

In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation

Though the risk appears small, a new review suggests that, in rare instances, monkeypox may trigger serious neurological complications, including seizures and brain inflammation.

The...

12 Sep
New York Declares Emergency After Finding More Spread of Poliovirus

New York Declares Emergency After Finding More Spread of Poliovirus

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state emergency after finding evidence of continued community spread of poliovirus.

Public health officials have detected the virus in a fourth count...

12 Sep
Pandemic Silver Lining: Drop in Infections That Cause Birth Defects

Pandemic Silver Lining: Drop in Infections That Cause Birth Defects

The number of babies born with a virus that commonly causes birth defects may have dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests.

That was true in Minnesota, the first state to start screening all newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV)....

09 Sep
Second Person in U.S. Dies After Monkeypox Diagnosis

Second Person in U.S. Dies After Monkeypox Diagnosis

A second person in the United States infected with monkeypox has died in California.

As in the earlier case in Texas, public health officials are inve...

08 Sep
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Shield You From COVID-19, Studies Find

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Shield You From COVID-19, Studies Find

While vitamin D got some attention early in the pandemic, it does not reduce the risk of either COVID-19 or other respiratory infections, two new clinical trials found.

Both studies, one done in the United Kingdom and the other in Norway, found that boosting levels of v...

07 Sep
Justin Bieber Takes Break From Touring Due to Health Issues

Justin Bieber Takes Break From Touring Due to Health Issues

Singer Justin Bieber said Tuesday that he will take a break from touring while he takes care of his health.

Bieber has a condition known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which...

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