Misc. Infections News

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5/16/2017
Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

5/16/2017
Houston, You Have a 'Superbug'

Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

5/16/2017
Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

5/12/2017
New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC

Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

5/11/2017
New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA

Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

5/11/2017
Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

5/3/2017
Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario

A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

4/28/2017
U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

4/28/2017
Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

4/26/2017
Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

4/26/2017
Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

4/25/2017
Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label painkillers as possible cause

4/25/2017
Some Surprising Sources of Germs

You probably use these items every day

4/17/2017
Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

4/12/2017
Not All Mosquitoes Need Standing Water to Breed: Study

Many of the critters lay eggs on dry surfaces, researchers say

4/7/2017
U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

4/5/2017
'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV

AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

4/4/2017
Scientists Probe Zika's Path to the Fetus

Virus uses a cellular mechanism to cross into the placenta, upping the danger of birth defects

4/4/2017
Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

4/3/2017
Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

3/30/2017
Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

3/30/2017
Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease

New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

3/29/2017
Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

3/28/2017
Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report

Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

3/22/2017
'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

3/21/2017
Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

3/21/2017
Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections

Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says

3/20/2017
New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

3/15/2017
Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study

Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

3/9/2017
Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help

However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

3/9/2017
Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues

Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

3/9/2017
Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart

9 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

3/9/2017
U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

3/8/2017
Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

3/7/2017
Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

3/2/2017
Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

2/27/2017
Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

2/27/2017
Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

2/24/2017
Do You Need an Antibiotic?

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

2/24/2017
'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

2/21/2017
Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety

Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

2/21/2017
Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

2/16/2017
Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

2/15/2017
Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot

Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana

2/14/2017
Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/8/2017
Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/2/2017
Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

2/1/2017
Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say