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Pregnancy delays alone not enough to curtail Zika-related birth abnormalities
Pregnancy delays can have a substantial effect on reducing cases of microcephaly but can exacerbate the Zika virus outbreak if the timing and duration of the delay is insufficient. (Medical News Today)

Low risk of international Zika virus spread due to Brazil Olympics
Travelers to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics face minimal risk of contracting or spreading Zika virus, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Zika study: 'Up to 1.65 million childbearing women could become infected'
A new method for estimating who in the Americas is at risk of infection suggests over 90 million Zika infections could result from the initial spread. (Medical News Today)

Simple Home Remedies for Cold Sores
Learn all about a number of home remedies for cold sores. This article also looks at prescribed medication and cold sore prevention tips. (Medical News Today)

Chimp-carried HIV strains can be transferred to humans, study confirms
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln confirm that strains of chimp-carried SIVs can infect human cells and subsequently mutate. (Medical News Today)

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases. (Medical News Today)

CDC awards $60 million to help states and territories battle Zika
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus... (Medical News Today)

Independent children more likely to better manage diseases in adulthood
A University of North Carolina study suggests that young people who feel they can control their chronic illnesses without adult assistance are more likely to learn the self-management skills needed... (Medical News Today)

CDC scientists review methods to prevent bites and suppress ticks that transmit Lyme disease
Dr. Lars Eisen and Marc Dolan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reviewed decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and... (Medical News Today)

Chickens could protect against malaria
Researchers reveal how odors emitted by chickens repel mosquitoes. The discovery could lead to new strategies to protect humans against malaria. (Medical News Today)

Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections
It's a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments. (Medical News Today)

Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes in people with serious mental illness
In research using patient medical records, investigators from Johns Hopkins and Sheppard Pratt Health System report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were... (Medical News Today)

Fighting life-threatening bacteria without antibiotics
Each year, about 170,000 people die of complications of hepatic cirrhosis in Europe. (Medical News Today)

Newly described cellular defense activity could guide solutions to UTIs
The process cells use to secrete chemicals also appears to be the way to clear urinary tract infections, or UTIs, according to a study by researchers from Duke Health and Duke-National University... (Medical News Today)

Researchers map Zika's routes to the developing fetus
Antibiotic stops the virus from multiplying in laboratory studies of human cells. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find a new way to protect against lethal fungal infections
Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) and the Max F. (Medical News Today)

How new HIV drugs lock virus in immaturity
A new type of HIV drug currently being tested works in an unusual way, scientists in the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, a collaboration between EMBL and Heidelberg University Hospital, have... (Medical News Today)

New HIV infections stagnating at 2.5 million a year worldwide
Between 2005 and 2015, rate of new HIV infections increased in 74 countries. (Medical News Today)

Genetic target could help fight deadly drug-resistant infections
Fungal infections pose a major threat to hospital patients and have proven difficult to combat, but scientists have unlocked evidence that could lead to more effective treatment. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals new link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases
A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. (Medical News Today)

What are gut bacteria doing in critically ill lungs? New discovery could change ICU care
Vicious cycle of inflammation and microbiome disruption may play key role in sepsis, ARDS and more, U-M team's work suggests.No one knows for sure how they got there. (Medical News Today)

Mucus in Stool: What Does it Mean?
Find out about the many reasons why there might be mucus in your stool. This article looks at the causes and possible treatments for mucus in stool. (Medical News Today)

A toxic quick-change artist
Molecular biologists at the University of Bern have discovered a mechanism which enables a deadly toxin to penetrate and destroy human cells. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance raising the specter of 'untreatable gonorrhea'
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of the most common among Americans, is becoming resistant to azithromycin - a main recommended treatment. (Medical News Today)

Kissing may affect oral gonorrhoea transmission in men who have sex with men (MSM)
Data presented at the Annual Conference of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV in July 2016 reported that kissing may have an important role in facilitating the transmission of... (Medical News Today)

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