Misc. Infections News

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8/12/2014
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say

8/11/2014
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation

8/11/2014
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

8/11/2014
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September

'Patient Zero' thought to be 2-year-old who lived in village near 3 West African nations

8/11/2014
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

8/10/2014
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September

Any vaccine resulting from the trials wouldn't be available till 2015, WHO says

8/9/2014
Expert Offers Safe Splinter Removal Tips

Going barefoot in the summer increases risk of problems, doctor says

8/8/2014
Shingles Vaccine Still Effective After Chemotherapy

Study finds cancer treatment didn't seem to lessen immunization's effects

8/7/2014
Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk

FDA concerned some contaminated ink may still be used by professionals or at home

8/7/2014
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

8/7/2014
CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status

World Health Organization also mulling similar move as cases are reported in Nigeria

8/6/2014
Researchers Closer to Test for Human Form of 'Mad Cow' Disease

New methods that test urine or nasal tissue samples appear promising: studies

8/6/2014
Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say

Virus doesn't transmit easily and medical care in United States is greatly superior to that in West Africa

8/6/2014
Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement'

She is being cared for in isolation unit at same Atlanta hospital as another patient, Dr. Kent Brantly

8/5/2014
People With HIV May Be at Lower Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Constant immune system suppression may be the reason why, researchers say

8/4/2014
Experimental Serum May Have Been Key to Recovery of 2 Ebola Patients: Reports

Meanwhile, patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City being tested for the virus

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/3/2014
Ebola Patient Dr Kent Brantly Arrives in U.S., May Be Improving

Second patient is expected to be delivered to the same Atlanta medical isolation unit later this week

8/2/2014
First U.S. Ebola Patient to Arrive in Atlanta on Saturday

Unnamed patient will be transported to specially equipped hospital for treatment

8/1/2014
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States

State Dept. says transfer to U.S. hospital will be done under strict protocols to ensure safety

7/31/2014
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

7/31/2014
CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

7/30/2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

7/30/2014
Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

But several new drugs are in the development pipeline, experts say

7/30/2014
Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

Check for signs of Infection

7/28/2014
CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

7/28/2014
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

7/24/2014
Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say

7/24/2014
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

7/22/2014
MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

Genetic analysis shows viral sample from barn matched strain found in barn owner and camel, study shows

7/21/2014
Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA

Molecular tool might lead to more definitive treatment, but current research didn't treat patients, just cells

7/18/2014
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling

Should work much like sunscreen SPF labels, telling users how much protection they will get, agency says

7/18/2014
Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals

Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

7/18/2014
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

Deaths from AIDS-related causes, heart disease and liver disease have all dropped

7/17/2014
1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.

Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says

7/16/2014
AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report

Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications

7/9/2014
TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

7/8/2014
Study: Recalled Yogurt Tied to Fungus Infections

One strain can cause infections in healthy people, researcher says; company disputes finding

7/6/2014
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

7/3/2014
One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections

In New York state study, 1 in 10 of the bugs carried both Lyme disease and babesiosis

7/1/2014
Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC

Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

7/1/2014
Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA

Doing so raises risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet, agency warns

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

7/1/2014
No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report

Breakdown in safety procedures last month led to concerns about possible exposure

6/26/2014
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

6/25/2014
Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients

Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

6/25/2014
1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/23/2014
Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

6/20/2014
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.

So far, cases of the painful illness have been imported, but that may not last for long, experts say