Misc. Infections News

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12/22/2015
Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study

But definitive cause of polio-like disease remains unproved, researchers say

12/17/2015
Researchers Uncover Different Variations of MERS Virus

And, a second team reports progress on a vaccine for the potentially fatal illness

12/17/2015
More Than Half of U.S. States Not Well Prepared for Disease Outbreaks: Study

Efforts needed to boost ability to respond to viruses, superbug threats, researchers say

12/16/2015
U.S. Ebola Survivors Suffered Lingering Effects

Common health issues were joint pain, hair loss and vision problems, report finds

12/15/2015
Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

12/10/2015
Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

12/10/2015
Maybe You Can Forecast Your Health Better Than a Doctor

Results of self-rating study predicted which participants would catch a cold

12/7/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

12/6/2015
How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

12/3/2015
Hawaii Facing Rise in Dengue Fever Cases

122 cases of the extremely painful, but rarely fatal, disease have been reported since mid-September

12/1/2015
Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says

Scientists hope findings will point toward more effective treatments

12/1/2015
HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily

Research suggests Truvada still works when taken before and after sex

11/28/2015
Celery-Onion Blend Is Cause of E.Coli Outbreak Tied to Costco Chicken Salad: CDC

Agency says samples of the salad ingredient tested positive for the bacteria and product has been recalled

11/25/2015
Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds

More research on individual strains of these good bacteria may be needed

11/25/2015
Advanced Ebola Is Riskiest Stage for Caregivers, Study Shows

Transmission requires close contact with a known case, researchers find

11/25/2015
Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

Chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island finds encephalitis more common than previously believed

11/25/2015
Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say

11/25/2015
E. Coli Linked to Costco Chicken Salad Sickens 19 in Seven States

CDC still tracking down specific ingredient that may harbor the germ

11/25/2015
Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

Infant deaths, maternal infections lower on weekdays, study finds

11/24/2015
Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates

Increased cost of building them is offset by decreases in additional medical care, research shows

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

11/23/2015
Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows

Traces of the STD's effects are found on 14th-century Austrian skeletons, scientists say

11/23/2015
Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds

Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/19/2015
Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

11/18/2015
When Antibiotics Are Needed

'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

11/17/2015
Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC

Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say

11/16/2015
Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

11/16/2015
Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Widespread practice is boosting bacterial resistance to drugs, putting kids in danger, AAP says

11/16/2015
Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

11/13/2015
Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds

Doorways are designed to keep air sterile, but repeated openings may let germs in during surgery

11/12/2015
SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans

But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

11/11/2015
Swiss Report Highlights Danger of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Cases where the infection isn't thwarted by existing antibiotics are surfacing, researcher says

11/11/2015
Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

11/8/2015
What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

11/6/2015
Kidney Transplant 'Tourism' Comes With Risks: Study

Infections, complications, organ rejection more likely than in patients who get organ in own country

11/6/2015
Each 1-Day Delay in Hospitalization Ups Risk of Ebola Death

Researchers analyzed nearly 1,000 cases reported over four decades

11/4/2015
Tapeworm May Have Spread Cancer Cells to Colombian Man

CDC experts say this is first known case of the parasite causing tumors in a human

11/3/2015
Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

11/2/2015
Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

Use of the drugs did not lower infection risk after these higher-risk operations, study found

10/29/2015
Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season

Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

10/23/2015
Illnesses, Deaths Spur FDA Warning on Hepatitis C Drugs

Cautionary label will be added to Viekira Pak and Technivie, agency says

10/22/2015
Plague May Have Infected Humans Earlier Than Thought

DNA evidence suggests deadly germ was around 4,800 years ago

10/19/2015
Newborns Vulnerable to Common Staph Infections: Study

As great a threat as antibiotic-resistant infections, doctors contend

10/19/2015
It's Time for Your Flu Shot

Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

10/16/2015
Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients

Study warns of thousands more deaths if bacteria grow stronger

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/14/2015
Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

10/14/2015
Small Hospitals Seeing More Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infections

Study suggests these tougher germs aren't limited to large medical centers

10/14/2015
Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds

When not refrigerated, bacteria can grow quickly around dipping stick, researcher explains