Washington, DC - The deadliest malaria parasite needs two proteins to infect red blood cells and exit the cells after it multiplies, a finding that may provide researchers with potential new targets for drug development, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in the latest issue of Science.

Washington, DC - Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

San Diego, California - That depends on the reason for your dentist's recommendation.

San Diego, California - For the past two months, the number of local lab-confirmed flu cases has been steadily increasing week to week, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

San Diego, California - Two more people in the San Diego region died from complications from influenza, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

Jacksonville, Florida - Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery named Alexandra Vance, doctor of pharmacy, Naval Hospital Jacksonville pharmacy clinical coordinator, its 2016 Navy Pharmacy Civilian Pharmacist of the Year.

Chicago, Illinois - Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear. This finding is among several insights gleaned about experiences of women who used the ring during the ASPIRE study, also known as MTN-020, announced today at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) meeting in Chicago.