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How Chronic Viral Infections Affect the Brain
As people age, cognitive functions like memory and judgment can change. And viral infections might have something to do with that.
Why Safe Sex Could Protect You From Zika
Zika is primarily spread by mosquitoes. But that may not be the only way to contract the virus.
Don’t Panic Yet — Zika May Be Preventable
You may have heard of the Zika virus, which has recently gained notoriety in the news. While the illness can be dangerous in some cases, experts say the risks can be lessened with proper prevention methods.
For Pregnant Women with Flu, This Rx Could Help
Women who get the flu during pregnancy are at risk for serious illness, and time is often of the essence when treating the problem. One treatment may be able to help.
Officials Report First US-Transmitted Zika Case
A US county has reported the nation's first locally acquired infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus — but it didn't involve mosquitoes.
How to Keep Zika from Spreading
Zika virus may be the new kid in town, but it's not a very welcome visitor.
When Antibiotics Are Necessary — Or Not
The common cold sends more people to the doctor than just about any other illness. Some patients need antibiotics, but it can be hard to decide which ones. That all may be about to change.
Zika: There's a New Virus in Town
Mosquitoes aren't just a pesky nuisance on warm summer days — many carry disease. And the newest of these mosquito-borne diseases is Zika virus.
Is Cruise Ship Food Getting Safer?
Nothing can ruin a vacation like a bout of food poisoning. But new evidence suggests the risk may be lower than ever — at least on US cruise ships.
Got a Cold? Rethink Those Antibiotics
Antibiotics can be a lifesaver for serious infections. But used unnecessarily, they can lead to a much bigger problem.