Hepatitis C infections are rising quickly among white youth in Massachusetts, fueled by increases in the use of heroin and other injection drugs, local and federal health researchers said Thursday. Full story
A nurse is suspected of inadvertently tainting intravenous painkillers at St. Cloud Hospital while seeking drugs, spreading bacterial infections to 23 patients since October, the hospital said on Wednesday. Full story
Lowering cholesterol levels could help the body's immune system fight infections, British scientists said on Tuesday. Full story
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults treated for an inactive tuberculosis infection may be at increased risk of suffering liver damage from the medication, a study published Monday suggests. Full story
Sept. 30: The CDC issued new recommendations Wednesday, saying some people should be getting yet another vaccine to protect themselves from the risks of H1N1. Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with infectious diseases expert Dr. Frank Esper about the risks from a secondary infection.