Misc. Infections News

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1/15/2014
Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report

In 2009, the condition added $314 per child for outpatient visits, $17 for meds

1/8/2014
Premature 'Water Breaking' During Pregnancy Linked to Bacteria

One-third of preterm births caused by early rupture of amniotic sac, study says

1/8/2014
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply

Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

1/8/2014
VA Program Reduces MRSA Germ Cases at Long-Term Care Centers

Study showed simple infection-control measures at 133 facilities were effective

1/3/2014
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

1/3/2014
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

1/2/2014
Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

12/26/2013
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.

This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

12/20/2013
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study

Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

12/18/2013
Taking Drug to Prevent HIV Doesn't Seem to Encourage Risk-Taking

Study found those given Truvada did not practice riskier sex because of extra protection

12/17/2013
E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study

Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

12/17/2013
Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels

But it's not clear what role animals play in its transmission to humans

12/16/2013
FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes

Makers would have to prove they're safe and effective

12/11/2013
FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals

Move should help reduce threat of antibiotic resistance in human disease, agency says

12/11/2013
Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds

People who carry staph can transmit life-threatening infections in hospital setting

12/9/2013
New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA

Taken as a pill once a day, it could make treatment for millions easier, more effective

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/5/2013
Bird Flu Doesn't Spread Easily to Humans, Scientists Say

New analysis of H7N9 strain might ease concerns of possible pandemic

12/5/2013
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says

Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

12/3/2013
New HIV Strain May Move to AIDS More Quickly: Study

Researchers say period from infection to disease takes about 5 years

11/27/2013
Unprotected Sex On the Rise Among U.S. Gay Men, CDC Says

Regular, frequent HIV testing can greatly cut down on risky behaviors, experts say

11/26/2013
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

11/26/2013
New Clues to How Long-Term Drug Therapy Keeps HIV at Bay

Small study finds little or no replication of the virus in its hiding places; early treatment may be best

11/26/2013
As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

11/25/2013
Princeton Students Safe to Travel Despite Meningitis Outbreak: CDC

Illnesses in N.J. and California involve strain not covered by currently approved vaccine, agency says

11/25/2013
FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection

Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say

11/23/2013
Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers

More than half of patients in Australian study needed surgery

11/14/2013
FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs

Agency asks for labeling, packaging changes to minimize chance of infection

11/14/2013
Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu

Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus

11/13/2013
Urine Tests Don't Always Confirm Urinary Infections, Study Finds

Doctors can rely on symptoms to start treatment, experts say

11/1/2013
Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

It can lead to an infection

10/31/2013
U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

Almost all the cases came from travelers to Africa, India, CDC says

10/31/2013
HIV Resistance Mapped by Gene Researchers

Some people have natural defenses that weaken power of virus, study authors say

10/31/2013
Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People

Cases dropped quickly and dramatically, researchers found

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