National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Kidneys, which are located under the rib cage, play a vital role in removing waste and toxins from the body.
April 13, 2021

Study shows kidney transplants between people with HIV is safe

A growing number of people with HIV have end-stage kidney disease. They're also nearly three times more likely to...

Kidney Transplant
Once the body fights off a virus, like a cold, it retains some disease-fighting cells.
February 11, 2021

Could a cold teach your body to fight COVID-19?

The common cold is caused by viruses in the same family as those that cause COVID-19. Now, a recent study...

COVID-19

Reducing the spread of viruses, eating right, and being active can keep you healthy during the winter months.
October 22, 2020

Cold-weather wellness: Tips for staying healthy this season

Staying healthy during colder months is the first step in making sure you can enjoy all the activities the season...

Cold-Weather Wellness
Vaccines help your body fight off infections.
July 30, 2020

Back to school health: Vaccination checklist

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which brings attention to the value of protecting yourself and your family from vaccine-preventable...

Immunization

May 12, 2020

Lyme disease: What you need to know

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted through the bite...

Lyme Disease
Adult blacklegged ticks are about the size of a sesame seed.
April 20, 2020

On the front lines against Lyme disease

Blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks, are tiny. But the problems they cause, like Lyme disease, can be big. Most humans...

Lyme Disease

Ragweed, which grows throughout most of the U.S., produces pollen in the fall.
April 01, 2020

What triggers seasonal allergies?

Ah, spring. It's the time of year when the cold starts to wane, and trees and flowers blossom. But...

Allergy
January 29, 2020

New on MedlinePlus: HIV PrEP and PEP

Information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is now available on MedlinePlus in both English and Spanish. PrEP...

HIV

January 02, 2020

Tonsillitis again? What parents should know

Why do some children get tonsillitis again and again? This common childhood infection is usually caused by a virus that...

Tonsillitis
August 21, 2019

From virus to vaccine: Studying measles immunity

The measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine is one of the most effective around. It is 97% effective against the viruses when...

Measles, Immunization

Personal Story

Marty Katz battled a C-diff infection in April 2017.
January 25, 2018

Battling C. difficile: Don’t delay

When Marty Katz returned from a vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in April 2017, he didn't feel well. He had...

Antibiotic Resistance, Personal Story
Bruce Davidson paints a picture of lavender in Maynard, Massachusetts.
April 25, 2017

From Lyme disease to art and advocacy

Bruce Davidson always enjoyed the outdoors. He owned and operated a landscape contracting business in the early 2000s in Boxborough,...

Lyme Disease, Personal Story