Misc. Infections News

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10/30/2013
Staph Bacteria May Play Role in Eczema-Like Rash, Mouse Study Finds

A toxin released by the germ might trigger symptoms in certain cases, scientists say

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/28/2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study

More cases seen of children affected by musculoskeletal MRSA

10/25/2013
Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study

Researchers followed-up on recipients of kidneys from deceased donors

10/23/2013
Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update

CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

10/23/2013
Infants Exposed to Smoking in Womb at Risk of Infections, Death: Study

Researchers looked at Washington state hospitalizations, mortality for 50,000 babies

10/23/2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

10/22/2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart

Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

10/21/2013
Scientists Uncover Breast Milk's Potential Secret Weapon Against HIV

A compound not previously thought to be a germ-killer may help shield babies from the virus

10/21/2013
Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs: Study

Nearly three-quarters of samples from an Internet milk-sharing site contained microbes that could make a baby sick

10/21/2013
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

10/18/2013
Urinary Tract Infection Often Puts Older Men in Hospital

Pinpointing high-risk patients could improve treatment, save health care dollars, researchers say

10/17/2013
Meds That Prevent HIV Infection Don't Spur Risky Behavior: Study

HIV-negative people who know they're protected do not increase their sexual risk-taking, research shows

10/17/2013
U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests

They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

10/16/2013
Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People

Cells' second-line defense, found in a rare few, could cut need for long-term drug therapy, researchers say

10/14/2013
Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Nail Salon

Suggestions to protect yourself

10/11/2013
Take Infection Precautions When Using Nasal-Rinsing Products: FDA

Neti pots and similar devices to clear sinuses require proper cleaning, water type

10/11/2013
For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea

But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

10/11/2013
Deadly Respiratory Infection Took Hold in Bats, Study Says

Genetic analysis indicates they were probably first species to battle MERS virus

10/8/2013
First Effective Malaria Vaccine May Be Near, Experts Say

Latest trial of candidate shot shows big drop in cases for kids; drug company hopes to market by 2015

10/8/2013
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

10/7/2013
Your Aquarium Can Be Source of Skin Infections

Lesions may take weeks to appear and link to fish tank is often forgotten, research shows

10/4/2013
Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells

New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

10/3/2013
AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints

Protein in feline virus triggered immune reaction in blood from people with HIV

10/3/2013
Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?

Researchers create capsules containing fecal bacteria to flush away deadly germs

9/30/2013
Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases

9/28/2013
Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

9/26/2013
CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots

But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season

9/26/2013
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/26/2013
Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection

More whites develop cancers linked to oral sex, but blacks have worse survival rates, study finds

9/26/2013
'Cycling' Antibiotics Might Help Combat Resistance, Study Suggests

Alternating drugs could extend their life and effectiveness, researchers say

9/25/2013
Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study

Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

9/23/2013
Some Birth Defects in the Heart Present Infection Risk, Study Finds

Doctors should educate parents about infective endocarditis, researcher says

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

9/20/2013
Deadly Respiratory Virus Has Passed Between Animals, Humans Before

Study still doesn't pinpoint from which animal the virus is coming

9/20/2013
Bacterial 'Autopsy' Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study

Scientists invent faster analysis of chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities; experts stress need for new generation of infection-fighting drugs

9/19/2013
Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say

Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/18/2013
Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections?

Study of Scottish cattle suggests spread to people would drop by 85 percent

9/17/2013
Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function

Compounds in these fruits work alongside vitamin D and specific gene, lab study found

9/16/2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

9/16/2013
CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Report cites overuse of antibiotics as key to the life-threatening problem

9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/10/2013
For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV

Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key

9/9/2013
Scientists Shed New Light on Cerebral Palsy, Early Infant Death

Birth defects, poor fetal growth appear to be primary risk factors, study finds

9/5/2013
Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak

CDC report confirms potential for fresh produce to cause severe foodborne illness

9/4/2013
Britain's King Richard III Likely Had Roundworms

Signs of parasitic infection found in his centuries-old remains

9/3/2013
Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says

9/3/2013
Hospital-Acquired Infections Cost $10 Billion a Year: Study

Five most common health care-associated infections strike 440,000 U.S. patients each year

9/3/2013
Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals

They suspect at least 320,000 viruses exist, and say finding them might reduce toll of human epidemics