Misc. Infections News

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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
Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

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

3/20/2015
When to Keep Kids Home From School

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

3/19/2015
Decline in U.S. Tuberculosis Rates Slows: CDC

Latest statistics reported as health officials work to contain outbreak at Kansas high school

3/17/2015
Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

3/16/2015
American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

3/16/2015
Low Vaccination Rates Likely Behind Disney Measles Outbreak: Study

Disease may continue to spread unless more people get shots to protect against infection, experts warn

3/13/2015
Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

3/12/2015
FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

3/12/2015
Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

3/12/2015
More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

3/11/2015
Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report

Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

3/10/2015
Hospitalizations After Severe Blood Infections May Be Preventable

Study suggests readmissions are often for diseases, conditions that can be treated after first discharge

3/10/2015
Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say