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Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought

March 24, 2017. 2:00 PM EST. Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms Read article

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Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations

March 17, 2017 Protection lasts years after immunization, researchers found

U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

March 16, 2017 Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

March 15, 2017 They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

Nearby Day Cares Don’t Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study

March 15, 2017 Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

There’s Bad Buzz on Antibiotics for Honeybees

March 14, 2017 Researchers say the drugs wipe out the insects' beneficial gut bacteria

Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids

March 14, 2017 Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help

March 09, 2017 However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues

March 09, 2017 Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart

March 09, 2017 8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever’s Advance

March 09, 2017 Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

Baby Boomers Get an ‘F’ for Hep C Testing

March 08, 2017 Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer’s Link to Herpes

March 07, 2017 Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

March 07, 2017 Agency recommends exercise, not opioids, to control pain, stiffness

Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC

March 02, 2017 Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

Hospital Room Floors May Harbor ‘Superbugs’

March 02, 2017 But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say