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.
Could a relatively obscure herpes virus be keeping you from getting a positive pregnancy test? A study has found that the little-known member of the human herpesvirus family -- HHV-6A -- infects the lining o...
Cold sore, herpes simplex, canker sore, acne or something else? Here, a physician offers some information about the differences.
It's not just the flu virus that's causing problems - there are also many flu vaccine myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent influenza.
You're not the only one who has suffered from a cough that lingers for weeks. Here's a look at why that might be happening.
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.
Vaccination against measles doesn't just protect people from the measles virus - it also prevents other infectious diseases, too.
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passage, and can be serious, especially for infants.
It's almost impossible to imagine antibiotics soon could no longer work. Unfortunately, the threat of antibiotic resistance is very real.
It’s not just your imagination: The common cold really can spread more in cooler temperatures.
Your liver works hard to protect your health. It’s a rugged, strong organ, but certain things can damage it. Find how here how to avoid liver problems.
Why shouldn't kids take aspirin? Find out about the dangers from a type of liver injury called Reye's Syndrome.
How can sniffles and other symptoms arise when it’s not cold and flu season? Is there any way to dodge summertime colds?
Measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body - and it is actually the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses.
Use of concentrated Tylenol can cause fatal overdoses. Find out the safe way to give acetaminophen to children.
Pink, itchy eyes? Pink eye – or conjunctivitis – is common and can spread easily. It sometimes needs medical treatment, depending on the cause. Know the symptoms, how to help prevent it, and when to seek tr...
It is not always necessary to see a healthcare provider to treat pink eye/ conjunctivitis. But there are times when it is important to seek medical care.
You can greatly reduce the risk of getting conjunctivitis or of passing it on by following some simple steps to preventing the spread of pink eye.
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in young infants worldwide. Here's a look a the symptoms, and how you can try to avoid it.
What can you do to soothe a sore throat? And when is it a sign of a more serious infection?
Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection.