Misc. Infections News

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3/19/2014
Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

Study's finding held true even for those doing well on treatment for AIDS-causing virus

3/18/2014
Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests

Researchers identify common risk factors doctors should watch for

3/18/2014
Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study

Screening for H. influenzae not recommended for now, expert says

3/18/2014
Same Meningitis Strain Behind Drexel, Princeton Outbreaks: CDC

Drexel student recently died from the bacterial infection

3/17/2014
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days

Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute

3/16/2014
Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study

British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

3/13/2014
HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC

Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner

3/13/2014
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth

3/12/2014
Vaginal Gel Might Prevent HIV Hours After Exposure

Lab tests with monkeys look promising, study says

3/7/2014
Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children

Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with prescriptions written at doctor visits

3/6/2014
Doctors Cautiously Optimistic About 'Cure' for HIV-Infected Babies

Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive treatment may be game changer for these infants

3/5/2014
Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

3/4/2014
U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says

To fight drug resistance, agency seeks $30 million more, recommends hospitals improve prescription practices

3/3/2014
Nearly 3 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C

Many aren't aware they carry the liver-destroying virus, experts say

3/2/2014
Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics

Letter to Congress from medical groups focuses on 'superbug' threat

2/28/2014
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

2/27/2014
Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria

Cleansing after each use should be part of good patient care, study says

2/27/2014
Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ

Accidental discovery might help labs, clinics disinfect, especially in cash-poor countries

2/27/2014
Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

2/26/2014
Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug'

Doctors report on antibiotic resistance in two unrelated cases

2/25/2014
On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital

Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

2/25/2014
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels

The respiratory virus has been infecting dromedaries for at least 20 years, researchers say

2/24/2014
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

2/21/2014
Are Slimmer, More Attractive Men More Germ-Free?

Polish study found more 'bad' bacteria in the noses, throats of heftier guys

2/20/2014
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

2/19/2014
Many U.S. Hospitals Fall Short in Preventing Infections

Study authors consider findings 'a call to action'

2/18/2014
Infections Rare in Outpatient Surgery Procedures, Study Finds

Researchers tracked infections occurring around the area of incision

2/14/2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/13/2014
Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study

People seeking psych help had 16 times the rate of AIDS virus infection than general U.S. population

2/13/2014
Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

Early study found connection between exposure to microbes, poorer scores on mental-ability tests

2/12/2014
Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds

Further investigation needed to understand this racial disparity, researchers say

2/12/2014
Bob Costas's Eye Trouble Temporary, Experts Say

Conjunctivitis is a common ailment and usually resolves on its own in about a week

2/11/2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

2/11/2014
States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions

Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed

2/11/2014
Hepatitis B Screening Proposed for All High-Risk Adults

Nearly 1 million in U.S. are infected, says Preventive Services Task Force

2/10/2014
West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million: CDC

Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years

2/10/2014
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

2/9/2014
Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations

Felines' sharp teeth can inject harmful bacteria deep into joints and tissue, doctors warn

2/6/2014
Only 1 in 3 HIV-Infected Black Americans Gets Effective Treatment: Study

CDC says just 35 percent have the virus under control; young black males have lowest treatment rates

2/5/2014
There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

2/5/2014
China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says

Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

2/4/2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/4/2014
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study

By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

2/3/2014
Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say

Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise

1/30/2014
Study Finds Tonsillectomy Just as Safe for Adults as Kids

Researchers found low complication rates, similar to those seen in children

1/30/2014
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

1/28/2014
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Altered by Hospital Stay, Study Finds

The antibiotics given to many killed mother's bacteria, and bacteria in NICU took over

1/28/2014
Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues

Different strains of rodent-borne germ likely caused 6th-century outbreak and the Black Death, researchers say

1/27/2014
Experts Uneasy About Deadly MERS Virus

Worldwide spread of the respiratory infection has not yet been seen but the potential remains, they say

1/27/2014
Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review

Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports