Infectious DiseaseInfo Center
Spring Break, Bro!
Every year, college students around the U.S. plan to party hard during spring break. The understandings that these students have with their friends about alcohol and sex are predictors of their behavior.
Fighting Cancer with Infection
University of Minnesota researchers have discovered an unlikely way to help cancer patients using salmonella - a bacteria that causes thousands of food borne illnesses in the United States each year.
This Drug is Not for Preemies
The FDA has warned health care professionals that an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection may lead to serious heart, kidney, and breathing problems in premature babies.
New, Improved! Now With Less Glycerin!
Scientists recently developed an anti-HIV gel designed to be applied to the vagina. Now, a reformulated version of the gel appears to be safe for use in the rectum.
Towards a Cure for the Common Cold
It seems like there are millions of ways to fight the common cold, but which works best? There has been some debate about the effectiveness of zinc supplements. A recent review suggests that zinc helps.
Saving the Baby from Mommy's Sickness
A new study has identified a new drug regimen that may reduce the risk of spreading HIV from an infected mother to her infant.
The Damage Done from the Get-Go
Using mice, researchers have modeled how the human body reacts to the early stages of HIV infection. The study also reveals how the disease is related to nerve cell damage.
AHEM! Please Heed This Warning
Even though research has found that over-the-counter cough and cold medications can lead to poisoning and death among children two years of age and younger, parents are still giving their children such medications.
Researchers have discovered a new type of bacteria associated with severe cavities in early childhood.
Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.