Misc. Infections News

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9/30/2015
Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

9/23/2015
Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Compared to neck or groin placement, it reduced chances of blood infections, clots among critically ill

9/23/2015
Non-Antibiotic Medicine May Fight Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Mouse study found treatment was effective and safe; currently unknown if therapy will help in humans

9/22/2015
Chagas Disease Parasite Prevalent in Texas 'Kissing Bugs'

Study finds almost two-thirds of these insects could transmit potentially deadly infection

9/22/2015
You Carry Your 'Microbial Cloud' With You

Individuals release bacteria into their surroundings, sealed chamber study finds

9/18/2015
New Antibiotics May One Day Beat Superbugs

But research is still in early stages, with testing only done on human cells in the lab

9/17/2015
Global Impact of Tropical Disease Leptospirosis Underestimated: Study

The illness infects 1 million a year, kills nearly 59,000, researchers report

9/17/2015
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

9/17/2015
Antibacterial Soaps Fail to Beat Plain Soap

Short exposure to specific germ-killing ingredients doesn't get hands cleaner, study says

9/15/2015
Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

9/10/2015
More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

This preventative treatment should be routinely offered to gay men at high risk, researchers say

9/8/2015
Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

9/5/2015
With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

9/3/2015
Probiotics Don't Keep Bad Bugs at Bay in Critically Ill: Study

Despite 'good' bacteria treatment, antibiotic-resistant bacteria still colonized ICU patients' intestines

8/28/2015
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study

Only 44 percent of health-care providers said they follow CDC recommendations

8/27/2015
Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

8/26/2015
Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

8/26/2015
Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

8/20/2015
NYC Declares Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Over

Health officials pinpoint source of bacteria that sickened 124, killed 12

8/20/2015
Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

8/18/2015
Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

8/13/2015
New Hope for Vaccine Against Germ That Causes 'Mono'

Shot seems to work against Epstein-Barr virus in mice and monkeys, but human trials are still to come

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/11/2015
12 Deaths Now Reported in NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

City health officials also said Monday that the number of cases has reached 113

8/10/2015
Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds

But a prospective, rigorous trial may be needed before standard therapy changes, expert says

8/10/2015
What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms?

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

8/7/2015
NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing

No new deaths or cases reported over the past 24 hours, city health commissioner says

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/6/2015
Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

8/6/2015
Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say

Outbreak in New York City has already killed 10, sickened 100

8/6/2015
HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

8/5/2015
Experimental Gel Could Prevent Genital Herpes Infection

But follow-up study of the gel for HIV prevention yields disappointing results

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

8/4/2015
Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

7/31/2015
Effective Ebola Vaccine May Be Here: Health Officials

Initial trials in Guinea show 100 percent effectiveness, larger trials are planned, WHO says

7/30/2015
Foreign Fungus Threatens U.S. Salamanders: Study

Researchers warn a ban is necessary to keep infection from entering United States

7/30/2015
In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

7/29/2015
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

7/28/2015
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

7/24/2015
Climate Change May Be Pushing 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba to Northern Lakes

Deadly organism prefers warmer waters, expert says

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/20/2015
Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study

Research based on VA data found many docs wrote prescriptions even if the drug might be useless

7/20/2015
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

7/17/2015
Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick

Study finds bacteria from wastewater can linger much longer in the sand than in the sea

7/15/2015
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

7/13/2015
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

7/10/2015
Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says

Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

7/9/2015
Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Study finds immunizing pill is effective and cheap -- about $4 for two doses

7/8/2015
Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

7/8/2015
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Pierced Ears

Take steps to prevent infection