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Check your freezers — this is one nasty cause of food poisoning.
A bite from these common critters could land you in the hospital. Here’s what you need to know.
We’re going on Week 22 of flu season, and no, it’s not necessarily too late to get your shot. Here’s what you should know.
Hand hygiene is key, especially in hospitals where health care-related infections can be fatal. Yet new research finds that health care workers may not be doing everything they can to protect us.
Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.
What does climate change have to do with the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes? Quite a bit according to results of a study in Nature Microbiology.
Could a recent study published in BMJ suggesting antibiotics prescribed in the U.K. often exceed recommended guidelines raise a red flag in the U.S. too?
Contamination risk is lower when surgeons put on their surgical gowns without help from surgical assistants before going into the operating room.
Fluoroquinolones can increase the occurrence of dangerous bleeding or death from aortic dissection or aortic aneurism, according to a warning issued by the FDA.
Your doctor’s stethoscope could be covered with potentially harmful bacteria — including Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious infections.