Infectious DiseaseInfo Center

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.
Teeth Eater
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.
Proactive Against Ulcers with Probiotics
Spanish researchers have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be helpful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Diseases that May Go Hand in Hand
Patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a greater risk of developing shingles compared to those without COPD. The risk becomes even greater for those taking oral steroids for COPD.
Come On back and See Us Real Soon
Hospital readmission rates for elderly black patients are greater than those of white patients, according to a new study.
Are You a Long-Sleeve or Short-Sleeve Kinda Bacteria?
New research findings indicate that long-sleeved clothing worn by physicians does not increase the risk of transmitting bacterial infections.