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3 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City
The U.S. has seen more cases of measles in the first four months of this year than it has experienced in nearly two decades.
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8 hrs ago | Medical Daily
Patients requiring fecal microbiota transplantation , otherwise known as fecal transplant, as a result of Clostridium difficile infection may be heartened to learn that the fecal matter they receive can either be frozen or fresh, a new pilot study finds.
12 hrs ago | National Public Radio
Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.
12 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
Measles cases in the United States have spiked in the past four months, driven mostly by people traveling from the Philippines, which is in the midst of an explosive outbreak of the highly contagious virus.
16 hrs ago | Cynsations
By Cynthia Leitich Smith for Cynsations Yvonne Ventresca is the first-time author of Pandemic .
For patients with C. difficile, the yuck factor is not the biggest barrier to treatment through fecal transplant.
A patient gets a shot during a flu vaccine program in Calgary on Oct. 26, 2009. A prominent infectious diseases specialist says mandatory flu shots for health-care workers should be put on hold until there is a more effective influenza vaccine.
Shared sex toys between two women and between women and men could have traces of the human papillomavirus even after they've been cleaned.
Area residents who want to know how the local health department inspects their favorite restaurants or why it encourages the flu shot and other immunizations can learn those details and more on Thursday, April 24. Public Health - Muskegon County will host the free seminar "Working Together to Control the Emergence and Spread of Infectious Diseases ... (more)
Alberta Health Services is warning the public about potential measles exposures after confirming a new case of measles in the Edmonton regions.
Researchers have discovered that a type of white blood cell carries a deadly fungus into the brains of HIV positive patients, causing meningitis which kills more than 600,000 people a year.
If you're a child of the 1960s, '70s or '80s, there's a decent chance you aren't fully immunized against mumps, and unless your mom and dad kept meticulous records, it probably makes sense to think about a shot, health officials say.
Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.
But, wait, "Skeptical Science" tank driver Dana Nuccitelli has an op-ed today in Guardian where he claims the IPCC uses only a select range of measures: the 0.2-2% is expressed in "annual global economic losses", while the other is expressed "as a slightly slowed global consumption growth."
SEAFORD , Del., - Many kids on Delmarva are on spring break this week, and they could have brought home more than just homework.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center confirms that one of its caregivers in Green Bay has tested positive for the contagious mumps disease.
One of two kinds of mosquito known to spread the virus can be found as far north as New Jersey.