Misc. Infections News

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10/3/2013
AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints

Protein in feline virus triggered immune reaction in blood from people with HIV

10/3/2013
Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?

Researchers create capsules containing fecal bacteria to flush away deadly germs

9/30/2013
Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases

9/28/2013
Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

9/26/2013
CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots

But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season

9/26/2013
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/26/2013
Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection

More whites develop cancers linked to oral sex, but blacks have worse survival rates, study finds

9/26/2013
'Cycling' Antibiotics Might Help Combat Resistance, Study Suggests

Alternating drugs could extend their life and effectiveness, researchers say

9/25/2013
Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study

Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

9/23/2013
Some Birth Defects in the Heart Present Infection Risk, Study Finds

Doctors should educate parents about infective endocarditis, researcher says

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

9/20/2013
Deadly Respiratory Virus Has Passed Between Animals, Humans Before

Study still doesn't pinpoint from which animal the virus is coming

9/20/2013
Bacterial 'Autopsy' Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study

Scientists invent faster analysis of chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities; experts stress need for new generation of infection-fighting drugs

9/19/2013
Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say

Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/18/2013
Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections?

Study of Scottish cattle suggests spread to people would drop by 85 percent

9/17/2013
Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function

Compounds in these fruits work alongside vitamin D and specific gene, lab study found

9/16/2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

9/16/2013
CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Report cites overuse of antibiotics as key to the life-threatening problem

9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/10/2013
For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV

Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key

9/9/2013
Scientists Shed New Light on Cerebral Palsy, Early Infant Death

Birth defects, poor fetal growth appear to be primary risk factors, study finds

9/5/2013
Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak

CDC report confirms potential for fresh produce to cause severe foodborne illness

9/4/2013
Britain's King Richard III Likely Had Roundworms

Signs of parasitic infection found in his centuries-old remains

9/3/2013
Hepatitis B Vaccination Cuts Deaths From Liver Disease, Cancer: Study

Taiwan study highlights need for vaccination for all, U.S. expert says

9/3/2013
Hospital-Acquired Infections Cost $10 Billion a Year: Study

Five most common health care-associated infections strike 440,000 U.S. patients each year

9/3/2013
Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals

They suspect at least 320,000 viruses exist, and say finding them might reduce toll of human epidemics

8/27/2013
New Drug Combo Helps Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

NIH study focused largely on black patients, who haven't fared as well with current treatments

8/27/2013
Mexico Farm Tied to Stomach Bug Back in Operation

U.S. health officials still haven't identified source of more than 600 infections

8/27/2013
Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC

Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report

8/27/2013
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

8/26/2013
Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

Findings may help determine if person has the lung disease or is a carrier, and might aid treatment

8/22/2013
Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak Top 600

Latest CDC statistics show 601 illnesses across 22 states, 40 people hospitalized

8/22/2013
CDC Frees Up Drug That Fights Brain-Eating Amoeba

2 U.S. children have recently been infected and made severely ill with amoeba found in freshwater

8/22/2013
Early Course of HIV Therapy May Give Infants a Break From Drugs

Immediate short-term treatment seems to delay start of lifelong antiretroviral regimen

8/21/2013
Experimental Treatment May Help Fight Deadly Ebola Virus

Therapy led to recovery in nearly half of study animals up to 5 days after infection

8/21/2013
Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds

Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

8/19/2013
More Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak

Latest CDC statistics show 586 illnesses across 20 states, 36 people hospitalized

8/19/2013
U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC

Ongoing studies suggest ticks infect 300,000 people each year

8/16/2013
Cases in Stomach Bug Outbreak Continue to Climb

Latest CDC statistics show 576 illnesses reported in 19 states, 36 people hospitalized

8/15/2013
Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics

Drugs such as Cipro, Avelox were most implicated, but experts say other factors may be at play

8/14/2013
More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C

Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to develop treatments that avoid harsh side effects

8/14/2013
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

8/13/2013
Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

Salad mix from Mexico has been implicated in Iowa, Nebraska cases; source of other infections is unclear

8/9/2013
Asian Tiger Mosquito Could Spread U.S. Disease

Present in more than half of states, the bloodthirsty parasite transmits a host of viruses

8/9/2013
'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals

Study of antibiotic-resistant VRE found domino effect

8/9/2013
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 307 in 37 States

CDC says infections are linked to baby poultry from multiple hatcheries

8/8/2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Cases Top 500

Meanwhile, health officials still trying to track down source of infections in 14 of 16 states affected

8/7/2013
China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person

Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

8/5/2013
Stomach Bug Outbreak Source in Two States Traced to Mexican Farm

Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit; CDC has not confirmed a source in 14 other states