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11/2/2017
10/31/2017
10/26/2017
10/11/2017
3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection

Obesity appears to be the biggest threat

10/6/2017
Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs

White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

10/4/2017
Germs May Be Valuable Passengers on Mission to Mars

Astronauts surrounded by too few species of microbes could face health risks, study suggests

9/28/2017
Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission

New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

9/28/2017
Vaginal Bacteria Tied to Heightened Chlamydia Risk

Women with greater amounts of a type of Lactobacillus may be more likely to get the STD, research shows

9/26/2017
Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

9/13/2017
'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

9/12/2017
Clues to MS May Lurk in Gut Bacteria

Work with mice suggests microbiome might play a role in development of multiple sclerosis

9/12/2017
Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath

As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

9/7/2017
Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

9/5/2017
Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

9/4/2017
Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs

Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

8/11/2017
Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

8/7/2017
Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

7/26/2017
The Couple That Lives Together Shares Skin Bacteria Together

Similarities allowed researchers to pinpoint which folks were partners 86 percent of the time

7/25/2017
Bacteria May Explain Why Uncircumcised Face Higher HIV Risk

Learning to reduce these germs might help prevent transmission of disease, researcher says

7/8/2017
Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

7/7/2017
Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

7/7/2017
Recurring Intestinal Infections on the Rise in U.S.: Study

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 health care-linked infection in America, and some people can't shake it

7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

6/30/2017
Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis

Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

6/20/2017
Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

Triclosan isn't proven safe or effective, coalition of scientists from 29 countries says

6/16/2017
'Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients

Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years on

6/15/2017
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

6/9/2017
Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission

Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

6/6/2017
Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

5/31/2017
1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

5/30/2017
Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs'

New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

5/16/2017
Houston, You Have a 'Superbug'

Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

5/8/2017
Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

4/26/2017
Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

4/6/2017
Skin's Bacterial 'Balance' May Help Trigger Acne

Germ community, rather than just one species, may be key, new research suggests

3/27/2017
Study Suggests Heartburn Meds-Superbug Infections Link

Recurring bouts of C. difficile were more common in those who took drugs that lower stomach acid

3/2/2017
Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

2/27/2017
Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

2/27/2017
Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

2/3/2017
Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk

Bad 'bugs' tied to raised risk of early delivery, while good ones seem to be protective, researchers say

1/25/2017
Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug'

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

1/25/2017
Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

1/19/2017
Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes

However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease

1/17/2017
Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks

U.S. National Park Service and CDC advise using insect repellents on clothes and skin

1/16/2017
'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

1/13/2017
Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

12/28/2016
Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

12/20/2016
Mouthwash Helps Kill Gonorrhea Germs in Mouth, Throat: Study

Listerine's maker has long made the claim, and new Australian research seems to confirm it

12/15/2016
Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder