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First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

May 21, 2017. 4:00 PM EST. Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say Read article

OTHER NEWS

Another Step Toward Ebola Protection

May 18, 2017 Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.?

May 17, 2017 Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine

May 16, 2017 Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

May 16, 2017 Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

Houston, You Have a ‘Superbug’

May 16, 2017 Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

Is Your Child’s Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

May 15, 2017 Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk

May 15, 2017 Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC

May 12, 2017 Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses May Not Be Limited to Tropics

May 12, 2017 Study suggests southern U.S. at greater risk than thought for outbreaks of Zika, dengue and other diseases

High Rates of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy Mirror Opioid Epidemic: CDC

May 11, 2017 Rural counties seem hardest hit, researcher says

Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds

May 11, 2017 But many who do imbibe do so excessively

New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA

May 11, 2017 Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

May 11, 2017 People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

‘Groundbreaking Strides’ Made in Zika Vaccine Research

May 10, 2017 But human protection is still years away, researcher says

Zika Risk May Be Lower Than Thought for Some Pregnant Women

May 09, 2017 U.S. study found only 1 of 185 who traveled to active areas tested positive, and baby wasn't infected