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Suspect in pancreatic cancer: Gut fungi

Researchers have long recognized viruses, bacteria and parasites as culprits in pancreatic cancers—but new evidence points to fungal infections, too.

How to battle a sinus infection

A neti pot, a flu vaccination and a heap of healthy food—just a few ways you can help ward off trouble.

CDC: Polio-like illness season arrives

Mysterious condition typically afflicts children, resulting in paralysis and respiratory problems.

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

CDC: Hepatitis A infections soaring

Drug abuse and homelessness create conditions that led to a jump in cases.

Could antibiotics up heart disease risk?

Researchers find women 60 and older are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke if they used antibiotics for two months or longer.

Research links HPV to heart disease

Mounting evidence indicates the most common sexually transmitted virus is likely tied to a higher risk of stroke and heart problems.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Beware the ball pit

Scientists took a few samples from these colorful play areas and tested them in a lab. The conclusion: Well, read on.

The first step in every recipe

Hand-washing and safe food handling are hallmarks of a conscientious cook who knows what's at stake in a bacteria-laden world.

Flu shot hits the mark

This year's dose is about 50 percent effective against the predominant flu strain, vastly outperforming last year's formulation.

Battling the bug

The more you know about norovirus, the better your odds of avoiding this pernicious pathogen.

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