June 28, 2010 Immunization of people against whooping cough is necessary to reduce the risk of infection for babies.
June 25, 2010 A plastics industry group funded research that found germs in reusable grocery bags. But a health official in San Francisco, where disposable bags have been banned for years, says there's no need to worry.
June 24, 2010 An epidemic of pertussis has emerged in California, where five infants have died from the infectious cough already this year.
Watch out for SpaghettiOs like these.
June 18, 2010 Campbell's Soup Co. and ConAgra Foods are on the hot seat with big food recalls for SpaghettiOs and frozen chicken meals.
June 17, 2010 When microbes fight for real estate inside the body, the winners can be just the sorts of bugs that make us sicker.
June 16, 2010 Conserving rain forests in the Amazon helps contain mosquitoes that spread malaria.
Drug-resistant strains of major infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis have already emerged.
Janice Haney Carr/CDC
June 15, 2010 Bugs resistant to treatment are fueling a growing health threat in developing and developed countries. A new report says a concerted international effort to fight the problem is needed.
June 9, 2010 Inspections of nearly 70 surgery centers in three states found that two-thirds had at least one significant lapse in controlling infections.
Leafy greens like these have been the subject of some high profile recalls lately.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
June 8, 2010 The FDA doesn't have a good plan for assessing risks to the food supply, says an analysis from the independent Institute of Medicine. The agency also doesn't make research and surveillance proper priorities, the report says.
June 8, 2010 People Survive Longer With Throat Cancer Caused By Virus
May 28, 2010 A leading humanitarian group calls on donor nations to honor commitments to fund HIV/AIDS treatment.
May 26, 2010 A drug called telapravir dramatically improved the cure rates for patients with hepatitis C by curbing the reproduction of the virus inside their cells.
May 25, 2010 A new long-term study should ease parents' concerns about giving kids too many vaccines too soon
The water looks good, but is it safe?
May 21, 2010 Inspectors closed 12 percent of swimming pools after they were found to have violated health codes, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 21, 2010 An experimental Ebola vaccine works against a recently discovered species of the virus found in Uganda. In a surprise, the protection occurs without antibodies.
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