Misc. Infections News

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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

1/24/2014
Dog Cancer Dates Back 11,000 Years, Scientists Say

Genome study reveals origin of a transmissible genital cancer that still occurs in dogs worldwide

1/24/2014
Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head

Experts offer advice on how to avoid infestation

1/23/2014
Texas Woman's Death Highlights Danger of Overlooking Dengue Fever

CDC researchers say doctors need to be aware that infections are now occurring within the United States

1/23/2014
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

Those who took it after hip, knee replacement saw risk of second procedure drop by about 40 percent

1/22/2014
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds

But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

1/21/2014
Time for Docs to Ditch the White Coat?

New infection control guidelines raise possibility that some attire may spread germs among patients