The Bigger the Family, the More Frequent the Viral Infections

    In some families, it seems there’s always somebody sick. 26 families of varying size agreed to participate in the study which indicates the bigger the family, the more frequent the viral infections. ... more »

    Scientists Develop New Method to Understand Chlamydia

    Scientists have developed a new way to track the activity of a microbe and the response of its intended host cell. ... more »

    Prevalence of Vaginal Candidiasis in Young Women

    Nigerian researchers recently published a study on vaginal candidiasis in The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal showing a high rate of vaginal candidiasis in women with vaginal infections. ... more »

    The Role of Bacterial Agents in Infertility

    Researchers suggest infertile women be tested for multiple bacterial agents, especially Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis. ... more »

    Viral Diseases and Pregnancy

    Viral infections in pregnancy such as HIV, CMV, or parvovirus are major causes of newborn, mother and fetal diseases. ... more »

    Reducing Newborn Infection Rates with Maternal Immunization

    Recently, suggested changes to maternal immunization guidelines suggest all women be vaccinated with Tdap in every pregnancy, but Tdap is not the only immunization currently being investigated. ... more »

    OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

    The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to give users privacy, accuracy and a preliminary test result for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. ... more »

    Breastfeeding: Mastitis

    Mastitis is caused by common bacteria in the breast ' staphylococcus aureus. Cracks in the skin or nipples allow the bacteria to enter thebody and cause an infection. ... more »

    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

    The PCV, or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, protects children against the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Pneumococcal infections are known to cause meningitis, blood infections and pneumonia, mostly in children. ... more »

    Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4)

    MCV4 is a new vaccine against meningococcal disease. The disease is caused by bacteria that can cause meningitis and death. More than 1,000 people contract meningococcal disease every year. ... more »

    Brucellosis and Pregnancy

    Brucellosis is one of the rarest bacterial infections reported in pregnancy. Infection requires coming in contact with animals, animal meat or animal milk infected with the brucellosis bacteria. ... more »

    Epstein-Barr Virus and Pregnancy

    The Epstein-Barr virus (EPV) is a common viral infection. It is estimated that 95% of people between the ages of 35 and 40 have come in contact with the virus at least once. ... more »

    Scabies In Pregnancy

      Scabies (say: skay-beez) is an itchy skin condition caused by teeny, tiny mites that dig tunnels underneath the skin's surface. ... more »


     The agent responsible for the sexually transmitted disease Chancroid is a bacteria called Haemophilus Ducreyi. ... more »

    What are My Risks of Infecting the Baby With Cytomegalovirus CMV during pregnancy?

    Congenital cytomegalovirus CMV infection affects about 0.2-2.5% of babies worldwide.  ... more »

    Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis

    A review of intravenous immunoglobulin use to treat neonatal sepsis by Ohlsson et al, reported significantly positive outcome with use. ... more »

    Hospital Preparation and Evaluation of a Low Birth Weight Infant

    If during the ultrasound an infant is deemed smaller than they should be for gestational age, special attention may be paid to infant size for the duration of the pregnancy. ... more »

    Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

    Some pregnancy hormones affect the bladder and attached organs, and this can increase the risk of bacteria ascending into the bladder and creating a urinary tract infection (UTI). ... more »

    Syphilis During Pregnancy

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is not very common in the USA. Due to the increased risk of pregnancy complications, women are typically screened for syphilis during prenatal testing. ... more »

    Trichomoniasis During Pregnancy

    Trichomoniasis or trich, is a sexually transmitted disease. When a pregnant woman is infected with trich, she may be at increased risk of problems during pregnancy such as early delivery. ... more »

    Pyelonephritis During Pregnancy

    is an infection of the uppermost section of the urinary tract. The condition is more common in women with asymptomatic urinary tract or bladder infection. ... more »

    Recurrent Bladder Infections

    If the urine culture is negative after treatment, but symptoms persist, additional testing to determine the cause of symptoms will likely be ordered. ... more »

    Bladder Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment

    A bladder infection occurs when bacterium from the area surrounding the urethra invades the bladder. Bladder infections are relatively common and can be treated with a course of antibiotics. ... more »

    Bladder Infections: Overview, Causes and Symptoms

    A bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection that affects both men and women. ... more »

    Bladder Infection During Pregnancy

    Pregnant women may be more susceptible to urinary tract infections and bladder infections. ... more »

    Chlamydia During Pregnancy

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. The risk of passing chlamydia to an infant when the infant comes in contact with the birth canal is about 20- to 40-percent. ... more »

    Gonorrhea During Pregnancy

    Gonorrhea is a serious bacterial infection that may be passed from one partner to the other during sexual contact. Sexual contact includes oral, anal and genital sex. ... more »

    Nursing Your Wounds: The Bad Boo Boos of Breastfeeding

    When breastfeeding you must understand how to take care of your breastscorrectly, especially in the event that you experience pain. There are many different problems that may come. ... more »

    Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

    Conjunctivitis or pink eye is one of the most common childhood infections that can be contracted by touch and sharing towels, wash cloths and bedding. ... more »

    Seasonal Influenza (Flu) in Children

    Every Fall, doctors suggest children and at-risk adults receive a seasonal flu vaccination. The vaccination can prevent the flu or curb the intensity of a flu infection. ... more »

    Rotavirus Infection during Pregnancy

    Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that can also affect women during pregnancy. ... more »

    Childhood Infection: Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that nearly all children suffer from before the age of 5. ... more »

    Childhood Infections

    You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with pregnancy infections, given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood: ... more »

    Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is caused by the same strep infection that causes strep throat. Streptococcus releases a toxin into the body. Skin infections caused by strep bacteria, like impetigo, may also cause scarlet fever. ... more »

    Ringworm During Pregnancy

    Ringworm is a fungal infection. The fungi live on dead tissues found on the skin, nails and hair. Ringworm can infect the feet and genital area, causing athlete's foot and jock itch. ... more »

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) - Staph Infections

    MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This means the bacteria that causes MRSA is resistant to common antibiotics. ... more »

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    RSV infects the breathing passages and lungs in small children and infants. Since infants and small children have not yet built up enough immunity the condition may worsen and lead to other illnesses. ... more »

    Reye's Syndrome

    Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin. ... more »


    Mumps is a viral infection spread from one child to another via saliva (spit). The main area affected by mumps are the parotid salivary glands. These glands are located behind the cheeks. ... more »


    An inflammation of the protective outer lining of the brain and spinal cord is called meningitis. The majority of cases are brought about by viruses or bacteria, although it can be associated with types of illness or medications. ... more »


    Impetigo is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria known as strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus). MRSA, methicillin-resistant staph aureus, is also known to cause impetigo. ... more »

    Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki Disease is a rare condition with no known cause. Some doctors and experts believe the condition is an auto-immune disorder, but there is no clinical proof the condition starts in the immune system. ... more »

    Childhood Infection: Croup

    Croup is a condition that most often affects children between 6 months and 3 years of age. The upper airways become inflamed and your child develop hoarseness and a cough. ... more »

    Multi-Drug Treatment Reduces Mother to Infant HIV Transmission Risk

    Recent research reveals using multiple drugs after birth greatly reduces the risk of infant HIV infection. ... more »

    Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is caused by the black-legged tick. Ticks are more predominant in spring, summer and fall months, but children can contract the disease any time of year. ... more »

    Chlamydia Symptoms

    What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?   ... more »