Misc. Infections News

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8/18/2017
Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine

Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

8/18/2017
Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

8/18/2017
Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection

Patients become more vulnerable as organ function declines, study says

8/18/2017
Zika May Not Last in Semen as Long as Thought

Men should still follow CDC guidelines and use condoms for at least 6 months, health experts say

8/16/2017
Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair

Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER

8/11/2017
Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

8/9/2017
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

8/7/2017
Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

8/1/2017
Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study

Research with monkeys suggests virus isn't transmitted through kissing or sharing eating utensils

8/1/2017
Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

Doctors should weigh risks, benefits related to corticosteroid use, study suggests

7/27/2017
When Is It Nail Fungus?

Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

7/27/2017
Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

7/26/2017
Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots

Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

7/24/2017
Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

A 5 percent drop in coverage could trigger a tripling of measles cases in young kids, study finds

7/21/2017
High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital

Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

7/20/2017
Wider Access to Meds Cuts Global AIDS Deaths in Half

But eastern Europe and Middle East are falling behind, U.N. report says

7/18/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

7/17/2017
Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

7/13/2017
Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

7/8/2017
Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Water left behind after a swim can give you a serious earache -- but not if you know what to do

7/7/2017
Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

It's prime season for outbreaks of the infection, which is often linked to hotels, cruise ships

7/7/2017
Recurring Intestinal Infections on the Rise in U.S.: Study

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 health care-linked infection in America, and some people can't shake it

7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

7/6/2017
Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing

Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/3/2017
Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

6/30/2017
Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis

Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

6/29/2017
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses

Medicine worked in lab tests against germs that cause SARS and MERS infections

6/29/2017
Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses

Drainage alone resulted in worse recovery rates, study finds

6/23/2017
Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?

Skip a flight if you have symptoms

6/21/2017
Could a Monetary Perk Help Keep HIV Patients on Their Meds?

Study involving $70 gift cards suggests the approach might help, but only for some

6/16/2017
'Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients

Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years on

6/14/2017
Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections

Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

6/13/2017
Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care

Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

6/12/2017
Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans

Two of these are linked to past infections with serious respiratory diseases

6/10/2017
Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study

Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

6/9/2017
Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission

Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says

6/8/2017
Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

5/31/2017
1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

5/30/2017
Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

5/30/2017
Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs'

New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

5/24/2017
Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

5/24/2017
Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

5/22/2017
Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

5/22/2017
First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

5/19/2017
Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too

3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says

5/18/2017
The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

5/18/2017
Another Step Toward Ebola Protection

Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

5/17/2017
Is the AIDS Epidemic Winding Down in the U.S.?

Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

5/16/2017
For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine

Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report