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Bacteria cause bacterial infections and viruses cause viral infections. Antibiotic drugs usually kill bacteria, but they are not effective against viruses. Infections caused by bacteria include strep throat, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections. Dis

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HIV vs. AIDS: Differences and connections

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What are the causes and symptoms of HIV and AIDS? How does HIV lead to AIDS? How are they tested and diagnosed, and what treatments might be used?

HIV symptoms timeline: How do symptoms change?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the three stages of HIV? Learn about the symptoms at the AIDS stage, slowing HIV progression, and the outlook if treatment is not received.

Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is water picking and what is flossing? Learn about the pros and cons of both, how they are used, and the best oral health practices.

FDA allows marketing of test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide antibiotic sensitivity results

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System.

Swollen uvula: Causes, symptoms, and remedies

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the uvula, why it may become swollen, what might have caused the swelling, and which home treatments may be recommended.

Mouse model could shed new light on immune system response to Zika virus

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PST

A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study...

Skin health: Friendly bacteria keep harmful Staph in check

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

The mix of bacteria on our skin influences its health. Now, scientists show how harmful Staphylococcus aureus is kept in check by skin-friendly cousins.

Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and...

Zika may cause miscarriages, thin brain tissue in babies carried to term

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta - intended to protect the developing fetus - and appears to lead to a...

Scientists find genetic mutations that drive antibiotic resistance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have identified novel mutations in bacteria that promote the evolution of high-level antibiotic resistance.

Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining...

HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Rashes are one of the earliest symptoms of an HIV infection. Learn about the types of rash that can occur, their duration, and treatment options.

Early miscarriage threat from Listeria may be serious

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated.

HIV: Early signs and symptoms

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?

What increases the chance of getting HIV?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

How is HIV spread and what are the risk factors for contracting HIV? Which groups are at the highest risk of HIV and who should be tested?

Natural and home remedies for a sore throat

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PST

Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor.

Appendicitis: Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for children

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it.

New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trial

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

University of Tübingen researchers in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc.

New protein could be key in fighting debilitating parasitic disease

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world's most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University...

Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery.

Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer...

Encouraging signs for potential new antibiotic

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, reveals strong evidence that the first in a new class of antibiotic is as effective as an established antimicrobial agent in the...

Researchers help add greater precision to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study publishing in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that...

Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor.

Identifying vaccination capacity for future foot-and-mouth outbreaks could reduce culling numbers and costs to industry

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new reactive vaccination strategy for future foot-and-mouth disease epidemics shows that significant cost savings can be achieved by accurately identifying our capacity to vaccinate - according...