Month: February 2017

WHO lists bacteria posing greatest threat to human health

The World Health Organization on Monday published a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria posing the greatest risk to human health. The list of 12 “priority pathogens” was created to guide and promote […]

Infections during pregnancy may cause autism, study finds

A new study suggests that women infected with genital herpes during pregnancy are at a higher risk for having a child with autism. Women who had active infections early in pregnancy […]

Trial vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne diseases

The National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial to test an investigational vaccine that would protect against multiple mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue […]

Study suggests survival rates of preterm infants improving

New research found that very early preterm infants are more likely to survive than in previous years. In addition, the survivors are less likely to have neurological problems. Researchers found that […]

#healthpolicyvalentines for the win

It's Valentine's Day, and the Twitterverse is celebrating by expressing its devotion to health care policy. If you haven't checked out #healthpolicyvalentines, you're missing out. Here's a sampling: […]

What? 40 million adults have hearing loss

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that about 40 million U.S. adults have noise-induced hearing loss – and more than half of those do […]

Clark County data you didn’t know you needed: STDs and dating apps

Lots of people turn to the internet to find love. Turns out, lots of people also find STDs. When Clark County residents are diagnosed with certain sexually transmitted diseases, the folks […]

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