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Mosquito Season: How to Fight Back
The number of illnesses caused by tick, mosquito and flea bites has more than tripled over 12 years, according to the CDC. But there are ways to keep yourself safe.
What World Hand Hygiene Day Means for You
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day, and the CDC is reminding everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent potentially life-threatening infections.
Are You Truly Allergic to Penicillin?
Do you have an allergy to penicillin? Research has shown that many people who have been told they have an allergy to penicillin may not have a true allergy after all.
Test for Emerging Pathogen Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first test to identify the pathogen Candida auris (C. auris) .
Germs and Antibiotic Resistance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported hundreds of instances of germs with antibiotic resistance genes in the US.
Mumps Cases on the Rise
Mumps cases are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A New Patch for Post-Shingles Pain
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat pain that follows shingles infections.
Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
Antibiotics and Aortic Aneurysm Risk
A common type of antibiotic may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection, according to a new study.
New Tests Screen for Tickborne Parasite
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new tests to screen for a tickborne parasite in human blood and plasma donations.