Misc. Infections News

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5/8/2013
Could Adaptable Bacteria Cause Repeat Urinary Tract Infections?

Study of 4 women found E. coli that 'migrated' and thrived

5/7/2013
Some Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Gastro Infection

Researchers aren't sure why these meds are linked to chances of contracting C. difficile

5/6/2013
No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests

The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

5/2/2013
First Aid Tips for Treating Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds

Acting quickly can help injuries heal faster, prevent infection

5/1/2013
Penicillin Prevents Return of Leg Infection Called Cellulitis: Study

However, the painful infection comes back once drug is stopped, researchers say

4/30/2013
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link

Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

4/25/2013
No Evidence That New Bird Flu Passes Between People: Study

But researchers cautioned that genetic makeup of the H7N9 virus is changing to adapt it for mammal infection

4/24/2013
Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Test for Candida in bloodstream is not yet on market

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/20/2013
Nails Need Love, Too

Expert offers tips on how to keep them healthy

4/19/2013
Closed Windows in Hospital Rooms May Raise Infection Risk

Simulation study found lack of ventilation exposed more patients to potential of airborne diseases

4/19/2013
HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

4/18/2013
Is the Price of Fame a Shorter Life?

Study suggests star performers, athletes may die younger, but connection isn't proven

4/16/2013
Study May Explain How Circumcision Reduces HIV Risk

The procedure reduces bacteria, affecting how body fights AIDS virus, researcher says

4/11/2013
Roundworm Infections Threaten Organ Recipients

CDC reports on three patients who were sickened by infected donor

4/10/2013
Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Vary by Region: Report

It may be contributing to growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, researcher says

4/9/2013
Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine

Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

4/9/2013
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts

There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

4/9/2013
Health Tip: Keeping Baby Chicks

Be careful handling live poultry

4/4/2013
'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

Needlesticks, other wounds put clinicians at risk for infectious diseases, emotional stress

4/3/2013
Combo Therapy Helps Knock Out Fungal Meningitis

Study found 2-drug treatment reduced death risk from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent

4/3/2013
Monkey Research Gives Insights Into New SARS-Like Virus

Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide

4/2/2013
Could Self-Testing Help Overcome HIV/AIDS Epidemic?

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma

3/29/2013
Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds

Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

3/29/2013
Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' May Spread Among Patients, Study Finds

People with cystic fibrosis are of special concern

3/28/2013
Valley Fever Fungal Infection on Rise in Southwest

Flu-like symptoms can last weeks or months, CDC researchers say

3/28/2013
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/27/2013
Experimental Drug May Work Against Hepatitis C

Miravirsen greatly reduced virus in patients in small study

3/27/2013
Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors

3/27/2013
Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC

Report highlights need for alternative care at end of life, expert says

3/25/2013
Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?

Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

3/22/2013
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/21/2013
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

3/20/2013
Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs

Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says

3/20/2013
'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly

Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

3/20/2013
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

3/18/2013
Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections

Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

3/18/2013
Nursing Shortage May Harm Infants in Intensive Care, Study Says

As understaffing increased, so did risk for infection, study found

3/16/2013
Expert Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Bathroom

And 3 million good reasons to keep your toothbrush covered

3/15/2013
Rabies From Transplanted Organ Killed Recipient, CDC Says

Such cases are very rare but other potential recipients are being vaccinated, agency said

3/14/2013
Efforts to Prevent Hospital-Based Infection Falling Short, Survey Finds

Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination

3/14/2013
Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says

3/14/2013
CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds

3/13/2013
Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered

Finding shows how it enters cells, could lead to vaccine, researchers report

3/12/2013
Germs Fly in Roller-Derby Games, Study Finds

Skaters swap skin bacteria during bouts

3/11/2013
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/8/2013
Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study

Use of such products doubled odds of bacterial vaginosis, researchers find

3/5/2013
'Nightmare' Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals, Nursing Homes: CDC

Half of those infected die from this antibiotic-resistant bacteria