Misc. Infections News

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1/16/2013
Fecal 'Transplant' to Cure Gut Infection?

In small study, new treatment was more effective than antibiotic on hard-to-treat bacteria

1/16/2013
Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu

As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures

1/15/2013
Unneeded Antibiotics May Lead to Diarrheal Illness, Study Finds

Instead of helping hospitalized patients, treatment promotes infection in some

1/15/2013
'Spot' Shortages of Flu Vaccine, Tamiflu Reported, FDA Head Says

Agency is offering tips on how to find the shot or medication at a clinic or pharmacy near you

1/14/2013
Many People Underestimate How Long a Cough Should Last

Study found that sufferers often expected hacking to cease within a week, but 3 weeks is more realistic

1/13/2013
Bathroom Reminders May Prod Guys to Wash Their Hands

In study, rate of college men who did so jumped to 86 percent after signs appeared

1/11/2013
Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC

Infections appear to be falling in the Southeast, where the virus first appeared

1/10/2013
Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases

Take white blood cell counts early and often, study says

1/9/2013
After Hospital Discharge, Other Ills May Land Seniors Back in Again

Expert urges medical staff, families to recognize 'post-hospital syndrome'

1/3/2013
Stem Cell Technology May Help Rejuvenate Immune Cells

Manipulation of aging T-cells might help them defend against diseases such as HIV and cancer, researchers say

1/3/2013
Climate Change May Bring Another Mosquito-Borne Illness to U.S.

Study uses computer model to assess risk of Chikungunya virus

12/28/2012
Surgery May Not Be Needed for Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Review found equal long-term recovery in patients who followed specific rehab program

12/27/2012
Research Reveals Why Flu Peaks in Certain Seasons

The germ thrives in low or very high humidity, scientists say

12/25/2012
Patient Survival Rises When Drugs Suppress Hepatitis C in Blood: Study

Risk of death was 4 times lower if the virus stayed at undetectable levels for 6 months, researchers found

12/21/2012
Flu Drug Tamiflu OK for Babies Under 1: FDA

But dose for these tots must be calibrated to their weight, agency says

12/21/2012
U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says

29 states are now reporting outbreaks, 12 have 'high levels,' agency says

12/21/2012
Hepatitis: The Hidden Hazard

Though cure rates are good, many Baby Boomers don't even suspect they have the liver disease

12/19/2012
Rate of New HIV Infections Drops for First Time Among Black Women: CDC

But gay and bisexual men, and minorities, still make up bulk of new cases

12/14/2012
Trained Beagle Sniffs Out Troublesome Hospital Infection

Dogs like Cliff are giving a whole new meaning to 'pet scan'

12/13/2012
'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests

The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

12/12/2012
Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs

Finding might help public health officials develop plan to contain possible outbreak

12/11/2012
Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection

12/10/2012
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study

'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

12/7/2012
Acute Kidney Injuries Up Sharply in U.S.

Data likely 'just the tip of the iceberg,' researcher says

12/6/2012
Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk

Study found benzodiazepines, used for anxiety and sleep, also boosted chances of dying from pneumonia

12/5/2012
Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection Can Follow Natural Disasters, Study Finds

Five people died from mucormycosis after 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado

12/5/2012
Antiseptic Products Can Be Contaminated: Study

They aren't always produced in sterile environments, can cause infections, experts say

12/4/2012
Health Tip: Remove a Splinter

Wash your hands before and after extraction

12/3/2012
12/3/2012
Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study

But protective effect faded after a year in large study of 'serodiscordant' partners

11/28/2012
HIV Drug Combo May Help Prevent Malaria Reinfection

HIV-positive kids taking anti-malarials plus protease inhibitors had lower rates of recurrence

11/28/2012
Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths

Texas still the hardest hit state with 1,714 cases, 76 deaths, CDC says

11/28/2012
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study

Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

11/27/2012
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard

Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

11/26/2012
U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

11/24/2012
Don't Take Shortcuts When Caring for Contact Lenses: Expert

Here's what to do and what not to do to avoid eye problems

11/21/2012
Patients Balk at Asking Health Care Workers to Wash Hands

Study found only 14 percent of hospital patients have actually spoken up

11/20/2012
AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide

Wider availability of treatment, better funding may be the reason why, U.N. report says

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

11/14/2012
Lyme Rash Reappearance Probably Signals New Infection, Study Says

It's even more likely when bull's-eye rash shows up on different part of body

11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

11/9/2012
Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease

Study compared black, white and Hispanic women with both viruses

11/7/2012
CDC: West Nile Toll Now 5,054 Cases, 228 Deaths

Texas the hardest hit state with 1,684 cases and 76 deaths

11/2/2012
Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study

But some experts say concerns about germs are overstated and parents should not be worried

10/31/2012
Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?

Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

10/31/2012
Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn

Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats

10/27/2012
Halloween Warning: Decorative Contact Lenses May Damage Your Eyes

Using nonprescription lenses can lead to infection, vision loss, eye doctor says

10/25/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,700 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 219, up from 183 last week

10/25/2012
Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes

Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

10/24/2012
CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot

Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say