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Test for Emerging Pathogen Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first test to identify the pathogen Candida auris (C. auris) .
Germs and Antibiotic Resistance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported hundreds of instances of germs with antibiotic resistance genes in the US.
Mumps Cases on the Rise
Mumps cases are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A New Patch for Post-Shingles Pain
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat pain that follows shingles infections.
Flu Rx May Be Safer Than Once Thought
Despite past concerns, a popular flu medication did not appear to increase the risk of suicide in children and teens, a new study found.
Antibiotics and Aortic Aneurysm Risk
A common type of antibiotic may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection, according to a new study.
New Tests Screen for Tickborne Parasite
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new tests to screen for a tickborne parasite in human blood and plasma donations.
New HIV Treatment for People with Few Options
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat HIV.
Beware: Fraudulent Flu Medications
The flu has spread over the nation and caused a record number of flu-related hospitalizations.
A New Rx for Cystic Fibrosis
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis (CF).