Misc. Infections News

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10/11/2014
Keep It Clean After Ear Piercings

Dermatologist offers tips on preventing infections

10/10/2014
Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

10/10/2014
U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

Screening of travelers from West Africa to begin Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

10/10/2014
Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll

Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds jump in number of people who say virus is 'major threat' to United States

10/9/2014
Study Finds Hospital Patients Don't Wash Their Hands Enough

More education needed about importance of infection control, researcher says

10/9/2014
West African Leaders Plead for More Ebola Aid

CDC director warns that the crisis is reminiscent of the early days of AIDS epidemic

10/9/2014
Less Than Half of HIV-Positive U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care

CDC report also finds just 37 percent have the virus under control

10/9/2014
Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

10/8/2014
Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers From West Africa for Ebola

Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, U.S. officials say

10/8/2014
Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

10/8/2014
Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Says

Liberian national was first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States

10/7/2014
Dallas Ebola Patient on Ventilator, Getting Dialysis

Health officials report no other infections in the city

10/7/2014
Despite Proper Cleaning, Endoscopes May Pass on E. coli

Study found different sterilization technique could prevent this complication

10/7/2014
Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study

Improving diagnostics could help curb problem, experts say

10/7/2014
Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

10/6/2014
Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa

And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/6/2014
Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse

CDC chief notes challenge supporting vital functions while patient's immune system fights the virus

10/4/2014
No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC

Nine people remain under close scrutiny, including patient's family and some health care workers

10/3/2014
Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas

They had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at a Dallas hospital for the disease

10/3/2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/3/2014
2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse

Doctors report levels of AIDS-causing virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped

10/2/2014
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

Family members of Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital have been confined to their home in the city

10/2/2014
HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

10/1/2014
CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

9/30/2014
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/29/2014
American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

9/26/2014
Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

9/25/2014
Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC

Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection

9/25/2014
Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC

They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

9/25/2014
Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study

Canine saliva primary source of potentially deadly infections in Third World nations

9/25/2014
Half of HIV-Positive Gay Men in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment

CDC report recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care

9/25/2014
3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/24/2014
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes

These patients at greater risk of life-threatening infection, researchers report

9/23/2014
Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer

Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

9/23/2014
Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

9/23/2014
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

9/23/2014
Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts

Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say

9/23/2014
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

9/22/2014
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

9/22/2014
Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages

9/22/2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

9/19/2014
Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

9/18/2014
New Ebola Cases Top 700 in Just One Week, Officials Report

Latest count suggests outbreak in West Africa is starting to spread as fast as health experts had feared