How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

July 23, 2016

SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their place.
One of the best ways to prevent bug bites is to use an insect […]


Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Florida health officials say they’re investigating a second possible case of locally transmitted Zika infection.
On Tuesday, the first possible case of local infection in the continental United States was reported by the state’s health department. The first case involves a woman in Miami-Dade County, while the second involves […]


Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

July 20, 2016

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn’t show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported.
However, none of the vaccinated students developed a meningitis infection, the study found.
It was the first-ever use […]


Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Florida health officials are investigating what could be the first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the continental United States.
Infection with the Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which leads to babies born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains.
In a statement […]


New Clues to Zika’s Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus can pose serious dangers to the fetus.
Now, scientists say they’ve gained new insight into how the virus infects the fetus, and a potential means of preventing infection.
Zika can cause serious birth defects if a woman becomes infected while pregnant. Thousands of […]


This Monthly Vaginal Ring Could Help Protect Women Against HIV

July 19, 2016

When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research.


Experts Not Sure How Utah Zika Patient Infected Caregiver

July 19, 2016

The mysterious Zika virus continues to surprise health scientists.


Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of HIV/AIDS deaths worldwide each year has fallen since peaking in 2005, but the number of new HIV infections is up in 74 countries, according to a new study.
Deaths from HIV/AIDS fell to 1.2 million in 2015 from 1.8 million in 2005. Though the number of […]


First Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Zika Transmission Reported in NYC

July 15, 2016

A New York City woman who became infected with the Zika virus on a trip outside the United States passed the infection to her boyfriend during sex, city health officials reported.


This STD Is Becoming Harder to Treat

July 15, 2016

Antibiotic-resistant cases of the sexually transmitted illness gonorrhea have more than quadrupled in the United States.



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