Misc. Infections News

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7/22/2013
Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'

Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

7/18/2013
Social Media Helps Pin Down Source of Foodborne Strep Throat Outbreak

Facebook users realized many high school banquet attendees were ill, notified health department

7/16/2013
Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents

Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds

7/16/2013
2012 Texas West Nile Outbreak Linked to Mild Winter

Lessons learned in deadly resurgence may point the way to prevention, expert says

7/15/2013
New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Study results were impressive, but experts say other options are still needed

7/12/2013
Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes

But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes

7/11/2013
Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study

It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

7/11/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke

Doctors had implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood

7/10/2013
Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread

They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

7/9/2013
Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk

Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

7/9/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection

Singer first admitted to Dallas hospital on Sunday after developing what he thought was a cold

7/8/2013
Listeria Outbreak Prompts Cheese Recall

1 person dead, 4 sickened; source seems to be Wisconsin company, CDC says

7/2/2013
Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA

Risk highest in certain East Coast states

7/1/2013
New Tick-Borne Illness May Be Misdiagnosed

Case reports look at 2 older patients with Borrelia miyamotoi infection

7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

6/26/2013
How Safe Is Your Local Beach?

Report card rates cleanest and most contaminated beaches across U.S.

6/26/2013
Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows

Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak

6/26/2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

6/19/2013
Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads

Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

6/19/2013
HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

6/18/2013
MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots

More cases will continue to surface, study author predicts

6/17/2013
Many Young Americans Unaware They're Infected With HIV

Study found age was key to whether patients knew HIV status and were getting treatment

6/14/2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/13/2013
Old Bones Give Clues to Leprosy's Demise in Europe

Genetic examination of medieval strains points to social isolation of victims as reason disease died out

6/12/2013
Medicine Might Help Shield Injection Drug Abusers From HIV

Study found 70 percent drop in new infections among addicts who adhered closely to tenofovir treatment

6/11/2013
Heavier Pregnant Women Tend to Deliver Prematurely

In large Swedish study, risk rose along with the mother's weight

6/11/2013
Only 5 Percent of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds

And 1 in 10 don't scrub up at all after flushing

6/11/2013
CDC: 87 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

All infections traced to product sold at Costco stores, agency says

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/6/2013
61 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

CDC says recalled product was sold at Costco, Harris Teeter stores

6/6/2013
MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S., Experts Say

New strain will most likely weaken over time, infection specialists explain

6/6/2013
Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies

But strains scientists conjure up in the lab are unlikely to occur in nature, one expert says

6/5/2013
49 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

CDC says recalled product was sold at Costco, Harris Teeter stores

6/5/2013
Men Face Higher Risk of Infections Related to Health Care

Extensive study found hospitalized men had 60 percent greater odds of bloodstream, surgical infections

6/4/2013
Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?

In small study, UTI symptoms cleared on their own for most women, but an expert urges caution

6/3/2013
Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex

Experts say the claim is probably correct, because tumors caused by HPV virus much more responsive to treatment

6/3/2013
Health Tip: Finding Fungal Infections

Here's what to watch for

5/31/2013
Flip-Flops May Put You on Path to Foot Trouble

Wearing flimsy footwear for certain activities or too often can lead to problems, expert advises

5/30/2013
Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk

Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says

5/30/2013
Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD

'Trich' causes discomfort for some, but is symptomless in others

5/29/2013
Man Relapsed After Treatment for Meningitis Tied to Tainted Injections

CDC continues to monitor patients sickened by shots from now-shuttered Mass. pharmacy

5/29/2013
Deadly 'Super Bug' Controlled in Large Study of Hospitals

Bloodstream infections, including those caused by MRSA, reduced by more than 40%

5/29/2013
Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out

Researchers hope finding leads to better prevention of malaria, other diseases

5/28/2013
New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu

In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that didn't respond to the flu drug

5/25/2013
Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks

Pets should be fully vaccinated before frolicking with friends, vet says

5/23/2013
Shortage of Key Drug Hampering U.S. Efforts to Control TB: Report

Many health departments have altered treatment practices; CDC officials working to solve the problem

5/22/2013
Your Pooch Could Raise Your Home's Bacteria Count

Study found more germs and a wider variety of bacterial types in houses with dogs

5/20/2013
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children

Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

5/16/2013
Infections From Tainted Spine Injections Continue to Baffle Investigators

Michigan hit hardest; experts can't rule out new, localized infections