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Antibiotic resistance: Skin infection prevention treatment helps battle 'superbugs'
A new therapy has been developed to prevent skin infections through open wounds in hospitals and protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

People who produce powerful HIV antibodies have specific immunological profile
Scientists hope that new findings about variations in HIV antibody profiles may help in the search for a successful vaccine to prevent the disease. (Medical News Today)

New research confirms correlation of common bacteria (including MRSA) and eczema
A new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that, on average, 70% of eczema patients are colonised with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (S. (Medical News Today)

Proposal to reduce Zika-associated pregnancy complications by seasonal timing of conception
In response to the threat posed by Zika virus (ZIKV), several governments in Latin America have advised women to delay pregnancy, potentially for years. (Medical News Today)

Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas?
Yellow fever virus (YFV), a close relative of Zika virus and transmitted by the same type of mosquito, is the cause of an often-fatal viral hemorrhagic fever and could spread via air travel from... (Medical News Today)

A sage discovery: Plant-derived compounds have potent anti-inflammatory effects
New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain. The findings are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. (Medical News Today)

NIH launches early-stage yellow fever vaccine trial
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to... (Medical News Today)

Mouse antibodies pinpoint Zika's weak spots
Antibodies that specifically protect against Zika infection have been identified in mice, report Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers on July 27 in Cell. (Medical News Today)

A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body
Tübingen researchers have discovered that bacteria from the human nose produces a novel antibiotic which is effective against multiresistant pathogensA potential lifesaver lies unrecognized... (Medical News Today)

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer... (Medical News Today)

All You Need to Know About Flea Bites
Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite. (Medical News Today)

Mono: What are the Early Signs and Symptoms?
Learn all about the early signs and symptoms of mono. This article looks at mono symptoms in teens, young adults, older adults, and children. (Medical News Today)

FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolone antibiotics
Limits use for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.The U.S. (Medical News Today)

Women more likely to die within 30-days from bacterial blood infection
Staphylococcus aureus blood infection 30% more fatal in women than men, but the reasons remain unclear. (Medical News Today)

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What to Expect
Learn all about hand, foot, and mouth disease, a childhood illness. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HFMD. (Medical News Today)

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)

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