Misc. Infections News

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10/20/2017
Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men

Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds

10/19/2017
Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?

H7N9 is still confined to China, but new research suggests potential for wider transmission

10/19/2017
Health Tip: Don't Spread Infectious Disease

Minimize the risk during organized sports

10/13/2017
Health Tip: Recognizing Sepsis

The body's severe reaction to infection

10/11/2017
3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection

Obesity appears to be the biggest threat

10/9/2017
Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk

Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

10/8/2017
Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes

Infection makes it harder to manage diabetes, increases risk of complications, health experts say

10/6/2017
Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads

Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort

10/6/2017
FDA Approves Test to Screen Donated Blood for Zika

Though the virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, it can be transmitted through blood transfusions

10/6/2017
Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs

White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

10/5/2017
Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics

3 factors predicted when infant was at low risk of serious infection called sepsis

10/5/2017
Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly

Interrupting that process could lead to better ways to treat or prevent flu

10/4/2017
Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

10/4/2017
Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

10/3/2017
Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States

CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

10/3/2017
Measles Making a Comeback in the United States

Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

9/28/2017
Genetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria Transmission

New methods could be used along with older control techniques, such as bed netting

9/28/2017
Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

9/28/2017
How Zika Virus Went From Mild to Devastating

Mouse study suggests one genetic mutation in 2013 unleashed its ability to attack developing fetal brains

9/26/2017
Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

9/21/2017
Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USA

Study finds two disease-carrying species could thrive in three-quarters of the country

9/21/2017
When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

How to keep everyone else healthy

9/20/2017
You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's Eye

Creature's residence ended up costing 17-year-old his sight

9/18/2017
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9/14/2017
Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

9/13/2017
Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses

Researchers find 27 infectious agents, but it remains unknown how many can be transmitted sexually

9/13/2017
'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

9/12/2017
Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath

As residents return to their homes, bacteria, mold and toxins are a threat, health experts say

9/12/2017
HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel

New advisory says women can get the screen once every 5 years, in lieu of Pap tests every 3 years

9/11/2017
People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC

39 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

9/8/2017
Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard

Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

9/5/2017
Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

9/5/2017
Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

9/4/2017
Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs

Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

8/30/2017
FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children

Benznidazole becomes the nation's only drug for Chagas disease

8/30/2017
Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

8/23/2017
Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds

Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

8/21/2017
Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System

Virus can then damage growing fetus, researchers report

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