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Don’t Let Oysters Ruin Your Summer
You might be tempted to spend your summer vacation days enjoying fresh seafood at beachside restaurants. But recent outbreaks of bacteria known as Vibrio may make you reconsider that temptation.
Malaria Drug Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to prevent malaria from coming back.
Smallpox Rx Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever medication to treat smallpox.
New Warning for Common Antibiotics
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a class-wide warning for a group of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract and respiratory infections.
The Dangers of Hotel Pools
Before you head down to the hotel pool for a swim, you may want to take some precautions to protect your health.
Tick Season Means Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a well-known risk tied to tick bites, so for those living in certain areas, a tick bite can be a nerve-racking experience. But there are ways to lower your risk.
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) .