Misc. Infections News

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5/13/2015
Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

5/13/2015
Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths

Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

5/13/2015
HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

5/11/2015
Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, Africa

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

5/9/2015
Many Americans Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus

American Academy of Dermatology offers advice for treating and preventing spread

5/8/2015
Chagas Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Parasitic disease is becoming more common in U.S.

5/7/2015
Ebola Survivors May Develop Eye Disease

Traces of virus remained in doctor's eye long after it disappeared from his blood

5/7/2015
Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

5/7/2015
Pig Farmers at Greater Risk for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections: Study

Those around them who may have weakened immune systems should take precautions

5/6/2015
'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

5/5/2015
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study

Death rates were highest in the Midwest, and in older people

5/5/2015
'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

5/5/2015
Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

Drug trio could join newer, highly effective meds such as Sovaldi, Harvoni

5/4/2015
Fecal Transplant Helps Fight Off Dangerous Gut Infection: Review

Treatment effective for recurrent disease, research shows

5/1/2015
Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection

You may have pain in the side or lower back

4/30/2015
Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women

Canadian researchers find other antibiotics may beat nitrofurantoin, but one expert says drug still useful

4/30/2015
Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms

Health officials detail rare, multiple-case infection

4/29/2015
Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds

Although many precautions are in place, not enough centers set strict antibiotic limits

4/28/2015
Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

It's designed to be easier to use, safer, more portable than syringes, researchers report

4/24/2015
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

4/24/2015
Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

4/23/2015
Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

4/22/2015
Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

4/21/2015
Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

4/21/2015
3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm

Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

4/20/2015
Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review

Vet offers tips on how to protect vulnerable household members

4/20/2015
Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

4/17/2015
California Declares Measles Outbreak Over

But, health officials say risk still exists for those who aren't vaccinated against the disease

4/17/2015
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

4/16/2015
Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes

Report says small number of cases reported in the United States

4/16/2015
Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

Officials say they will declare end if no new cases reported by Friday

4/16/2015
Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria

4/14/2015
Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective

4/13/2015
U.S. Agrees to Help Launch 'African CDC'

Goal is to assist Africans to prevent, identify and respond to disease outbreaks

4/10/2015
Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants

Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

4/8/2015
18th Century Mummies Reveal How TB Spread Through Europe

Samples from bodies uncovered 14 different strains during height of disease

4/8/2015
Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

4/8/2015
Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV

Treatment would complement existing medications, researchers say

4/7/2015
Be Careful With That Eyeliner

Applying it to the inner lid raises risk of particles getting into eye, possible vision problems

4/6/2015
Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds

MRSA may become deadlier, even more resistant to treatment

4/3/2015
Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?

European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

4/2/2015
Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States

Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

4/2/2015
High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products

Whether or not those residues are harmful is still not known, experts say

4/2/2015
Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

3/31/2015
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

3/30/2015
Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows

3/26/2015
More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

3/25/2015
Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

3/25/2015
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

3/25/2015
New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed