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Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best?
What is water picking and what is flossing? Learn about the pros and cons of both, how they are used, and the best oral health practices. (Medical News Today)

FDA allows marketing of test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide antibiotic sensitivity results
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System. (Medical News Today)

Swollen uvula: Causes, symptoms, and remedies
In this article, learn about the uvula, why it may become swollen, what might have caused the swelling, and which home treatments may be recommended. (Medical News Today)

Mouse model could shed new light on immune system response to Zika virus
A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

Skin health: Friendly bacteria keep harmful Staph in check
The mix of bacteria on our skin influences its health. Now, scientists show how harmful Staphylococcus aureus is kept in check by skin-friendly cousins. (Medical News Today)

Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and... (Medical News Today)

Zika may cause miscarriages, thin brain tissue in babies carried to term
Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta - intended to protect the developing fetus - and appears to lead to a... (Medical News Today)

Scientists find genetic mutations that drive antibiotic resistance
Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have identified novel mutations in bacteria that promote the evolution of high-level antibiotic resistance. (Medical News Today)

Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women
Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining... (Medical News Today)

HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?
Rashes are one of the earliest symptoms of an HIV infection. Learn about the types of rash that can occur, their duration, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Early miscarriage threat from Listeria may be serious
Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated. (Medical News Today)

HIV: Early signs and symptoms
Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious? (Medical News Today)

What increases the chance of getting HIV?
(Medical News Today)

Natural and home remedies for a sore throat
Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Appendicitis: Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery for children
Evidence review shows antibiotics could be a safe alternative to surgery in children with appendicitis and calls for large randomized trials to confirm it. (Medical News Today)

New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trial
University of Tübingen researchers in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc. (Medical News Today)

New protein could be key in fighting debilitating parasitic disease
A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world's most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University... (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis
A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. (Medical News Today)

Researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer... (Medical News Today)

Encouraging signs for potential new antibiotic
A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, reveals strong evidence that the first in a new class of antibiotic is as effective as an established antimicrobial agent in the... (Medical News Today)

Researchers help add greater precision to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
A study publishing in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that... (Medical News Today)

Best eye drops for people with itchy eyes
In this article, learn about what eye drops are available for itchy eyes, when eye drops should be used, and when people should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Identifying vaccination capacity for future foot-and-mouth outbreaks could reduce culling numbers and costs to industry
A new reactive vaccination strategy for future foot-and-mouth disease epidemics shows that significant cost savings can be achieved by accurately identifying our capacity to vaccinate - according... (Medical News Today)

Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?
In this article, learn about what causes dry eye, which eye drops are available, what to consider when choosing eye drops, and alternative treatments. (Medical News Today)

International study suggests Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered new clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and... (Medical News Today)

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