Misc. Infections News

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

Half of those infected die from this antibiotic-resistant bacteria

3/5/2013
Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

Leadership is needed for change to occur, experts say

3/5/2013
3/1/2013
Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

Elderly tend to get strain that's dominant in winter, while children more vulnerable to summer strain

3/1/2013
Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

Industrial inks, poor skin placement may lead to variety of problems

2/28/2013
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC

Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

2/28/2013
With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to acne, while third helps keep skin clear

2/28/2013
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread

Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

2/27/2013
Costs of ER Visits Vary in U.S., Study Finds

Urinary tract infections, kidney stones most expensive among top 10 outpatient conditions

2/27/2013
Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Raise Risks After Knee Replacement

Rates of infection, blood clots similar in those with and without the condition, study finds

2/27/2013
2/22/2013
Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study

Few short-term complications found with 'autologous' transplants

2/21/2013
Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds

Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

2/21/2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC

Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

2/20/2013
Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET

Disease-causing bugs ignore repellent's smell several hours after exposure, study finds

2/20/2013
Multiple Tests Needed to Spot Infections in Newborns: Study

Some bacteria may avoid detection with standard exams, researchers contend

2/19/2013
Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'

Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

2/19/2013
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/13/2013
Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

2/13/2013
Patients Urged to Watch for Trouble After Colon Surgery

Wound drainage, bowel problems, fever can signal post-op complications, expert panel says

2/12/2013
New Antibiotic May Treat Skin Infections in Shorter Time

Study of experimental drug tedizolid also found fewer daily doses needed

2/11/2013
China's Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health

Much higher levels of antibiotic-resistance genes found at pig farms in study

2/8/2013
Bedbugs: Easy to Attract, Hard to Eliminate

Medical expert offers tips on spotting infestation in your home

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/7/2013
Daily Dialysis Has Risks, Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients

Quality of life improves, but odds for complications around site of needle entry also rises, study finds

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/6/2013
In Hospitals, Daily Antiseptic Bath May Prevent Dangerous Infections

Simple swab-based cleansing cut rates of some drug-resistant bacteria by 23 percent, study found

2/6/2013
Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine

Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

2/4/2013
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious

Analysis of patients who received human growth hormone from cadavers saw no increased risk of brain diseases

2/3/2013
Defend Against Double-Dipping at Your Super Bowl Party

Some creative ways to lower chances of germ-laden chips finding their way into shared dips

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

2/1/2013
Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

Check for these signs of abscess

1/31/2013
Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States

CDC is investigating cases of rare strain of stomach bug linked to the animals

1/31/2013
People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds

Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers

1/29/2013
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

1/28/2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
HIV-Like Virus Arose in Primates Millions of Years Ago, Scientists Say

Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in monkeys

1/24/2013
CDC Researchers Spot Increase in New 'Stomach Bug' Strain

A norovirus from Australia caused majority of U.S. outbreaks at the end of 2012

1/24/2013
Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

1/23/2013
Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume

U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium

1/21/2013
Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

1/20/2013
How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert

If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

1/18/2013
Wound Infections From Colon Surgery May Raise Risk for Blood Clots

Even when patients took blood thinners, study found higher rate of dangerous clots in lungs, legs

1/18/2013
Malaria, Typhoid Pose Biggest Threat to Travelers in Tropics

The feared Ebola virus is much less common, study says

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/17/2013
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds

Increase in Eastern equine encephalitis may be partly due to warming climate, more exposure to mosquitoes, researcher says

1/17/2013
FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine

Flublok easier to produce quickly and in large quantities, agency says