Misc. Infections News

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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

1/17/2014
Hepatitis C Rates Vary Among U.S. Hispanic Groups

Rates in men range from 0.4 percent among South Americans to 11.6 percent among Puerto Ricans, study finds

1/17/2014
Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands

Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

1/17/2014
Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man

Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

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