Antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms they're designed to kill have adapted, making them less effective.
Researchers may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene signature they discovered,
Was it something you ate? If you feel sick - really sick - how can you track down the cause of food poisoning?
You’re feeling pretty lousy. You've got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? Here's a chart that can help you tell.
As if the bacteria and viruses lurking on every kind of public transport weren't enough, chances are, your hotel room is full of germs, too.
Over-prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance.
You always hear, "don’t eat raw cookie dough" - but most people do it anyway. So can you get food poisoning from cookie dough?
Scientists are only now coming to understand how penicillin deals bacteria a devastating blow – work that may lead to new antibiotics.
Scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds from peppermint and cinnamon to kill biofilms and actively promote healing.
Bird owners should be aware that although their pets might clean companions, they can carry germs that make people sick. Here's a look.
Many pets - including dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles and amphibians - can transmit infectious diseases to people. Find out here what you can do to be safer.
A physician offers some information about how healthcare providers figure out if your sore throat is caused by strep.
Vaccination against measles doesn't just protect people from the measles virus - it also prevents other infectious diseases, too.
New research has discovered that of one of the components in unheated breast milk protects against necrotizing enterocolitis -- an intestinal disorder that can be deadly to newborns.
Proper treatment for strep throat can help you feel better faster - and prevent spreading it to others.
How is necrotizing enterocolitis treated?
What is necrotizing enterocolitis, and how does it affect premature babies?
It's almost impossible to imagine antibiotics soon could no longer work. Unfortunately, the threat of antibiotic resistance is very real.
Researchers have identified bacterial genes that help urinary tract infections spread, providing a potential new target for treating UTIs.
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. Could vegetable oil be a key ingredient in destroying that gastric disease bacteria? New h.pylori remedies for stoma...
Unlike most bacteria, Listeria can grow and spread in the refrigerator - so contaminated food could give you food poisoning, too. Find out more here!
While the thought of a bug crawling makes you flinch, most insect bites are harmless and fade on their own. Here's how to avoid these pests and their bites.
A little teapot - known as a neti pot - has popular with many people to help rinse nasal passages. However, you must use them safely to avoid big problems.
There are about 48 million cases of food poisoning in the US each year. Here, find out the top 16 food poisoning causes so you can stay healthy!