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The MD Magazine Infectious Disease specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep to Fend Off the Common Cold?
Cold season is officially here and for the next several months many people will be loading up on vitamin C in hopes of keeping the common, but physically draining, illness at bay. However, gorging on oranges is not necessarily the answer to making it through without the sniffles – but extra sleep might be.
There appears to be a positive correlation between higher antibiotic use and the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
A new study in BMC Public Health finds that neglect of skin wounds is an independent and strong risk factor for becoming a carrier of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a dangerous pathogen that can cause infections and lead to life-threatening infectious diseases.
A confirmed outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease, or Legionellosis, has been declared in New York City and health officials have provided updates and need-to-know information regarding the illness.
Ebola can persist in wastewater, plastic, and steel and the virus has even gone undetected in a blood test. But how many physicians are actually prepared to properly assess a patient with a potential case of the deadly disease? A team from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that physicians least likely to encounter patients with Ebola were more likely to use excessive approaches.
Researchers report that nearly one in four patients with hepatitis C are denied initial approval for treatment.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated labeling for rilpivirine, marketed under the name Edurant, for the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The changes have been made in the dosage and administration, warnings and precautions, adverse reactions, and clinical information sections.

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