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Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Throat exam

Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn't better

Broad-spectrum antibiotics didn't produce better clinical or patient-centered results.

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
Scrubbing up hand washing

FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics

The FDA bans the marketing of OTC antiseptics containing triclosan and 23 other active antimicrobial agents.

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Ebola virus

Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance

Researchers are relieved to resume experiments, but some public health questions remain.

Dec 19, 2017
Report card

States' report card highlights threat of weather, infectious diseases

Only 19 states reported increasing or maintaining their public health budgets, down from 26 last year.

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017
CDC headquarters

Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban

"Censorship . . . threatens to disrupt a prime goal of government: protecting public safety," the groups write.

Dec 18, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

New antibiotic combo may be option for hospital pneumonia

A phase 3 trial shows ceftazidime-avibactam "non-inferior" to meropenem.

Dec 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017
Doctor writing in patient's chart

Experts call for new approach to regulating fecal transplants

A 3-track system would offer key advantages to the FDA's approach, the experts say.

Dec 15, 2017
Sick woman taking temp

US flu activity jumps as new variant H3N2 case confirmed

Flu activity is widespread in 12 states, and the CDC reports a variant H3N2 case and a flu-related death in a child.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Dengue vaccination

Philippines, scientists grapple with Dengvaxia fallout

Data show that about 4 of 1,000 seronegative patients vaccinated could develop ADE, a serious side effect.

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

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