Misc. Infections News

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10/22/2012
More Antibiotic Use Tied to Rise in Diarrheal Infections in Hospitals: Study

Kids, elderly especially vulnerable to serious consequences from C. difficile bacteria

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/19/2012
Blood Infections in ICU Cut With Simple Measures: Study

Using antibacterial soap, ointment slashed number of MRSA cases

10/17/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,500 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 183, up from 168 last week

10/17/2012
New Vaccine Strategy May Fight Genital Herpes, Mouse Study Suggests

Approach may also protect against other sexually transmitted infections, researchers say

10/16/2012
Vaginal Ring Delivers HIV Drug in Animal Study

If it works in women, it could be used for other medicines, researchers say

10/12/2012
Nearby Livestock May Raise 'Superbug' Risk

Odds of carrying MRSA rose even for those who had no contact with animals, study finds

10/12/2012
Official: Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak May Have Broken State Law

More calls for greater oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies

10/11/2012
HIV Diagnoses Among U.S. Hispanics Vary By Region: CDC

Rate of diagnoses highest in Northeast, but largest percentage occurred in the South

10/11/2012
Another Meningitis Scare Emerges, Targeting NYC's Gay Men

Cases of deadly bacterial infection are rising sharply among HIV-infected males, health officials report

10/10/2012
Medicare/Medicaid Policy Shift Didn't Budge Hospital Infection Rates: Study

Researchers found rates started dropping before reimbursements for such infections were withdrawn

10/10/2012
West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says

Number of deaths now stands at 168, up from 163 last week

10/10/2012
Experimental Vaccine Might Help Women Already Infected With HPV

Small study found it spurred an immune response in women who had precancerous cervical lesions

10/9/2012
Patients Gain When Hospitals Work Together on Infection Control

Study found benefits when nearby facilities cooperate to control spread of MRSA

10/9/2012
Some 'Super Tasters' Might Be Less Prone to Sinus Woes

People with heightened sensitivity to bitter flavors better at warding off infections, study found

10/5/2012
For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around

Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

10/5/2012
One-Third of Men With Anal Cancer Have HIV, Study Finds

Gay males among those at higher risk of the rare cancer, U.S. government researchers say

10/4/2012
Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says

Most people 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated

10/3/2012
West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says

Number of deaths now stands at 163, up from 147 last week

10/2/2012
Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery

Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

10/1/2012
HPV Vaccine Found Safe in Large Study

Fainting, skin infections most common side effects seen in girls, young women

9/28/2012
Eyes May Possess Infection-Killing Power: Study

Discovery of bacteria-unfriendly proteins might someday lead to new drugs, researchers say

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

9/27/2012
Follow-Up Lacking for Babies After Hepatitis B Vaccination: CDC

Testing needs to ensure vaccine blocked mother-to-child transmission of virus

9/26/2012
West Nile Cases Rise by 400 Since Last Week: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 147, and Texas continues to be the hardest-hit state

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/26/2012
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

9/25/2012
Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study

Fatal 'sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' is often mistaken for other degenerative conditions

9/19/2012
More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study

Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

9/19/2012
West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says

Texas continues to be epicenter of outbreak, with nearly 40 percent of all mosquito-borne infections

9/19/2012
FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador

Ingredient in Intestinomicina linked to serious health problems, including bone marrow toxicity

9/12/2012
West Nile Cases Keep Climbing; 118 Deaths So Far, CDC Says

Texas remains the hardest hit state with 40 percent of mosquito-borne infections

9/12/2012
'Superpowered' Bacteria May Lurk Behind Sinus Infections

Research suggests it's survival of the fittest among these germs

9/11/2012
Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn

One woman suffered blood poisoning but recovered after surgery

9/11/2012
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

9/10/2012
Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study

Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

9/10/2012
Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea

While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

9/10/2012
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

9/10/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up

Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

9/10/2012
New Strep Throat Guidelines Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Most sore throats are actually caused by viruses

9/10/2012
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

9/7/2012
Health Officials Tracking Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Turtles

Despite ban on selling them, 160 people in 30 states have fallen ill

9/7/2012
The Plague: It's Still With Us

Colorado girl likely the fourth infected in this 'average year,' CDC says

9/6/2012
Third of Hospital Staff Say Hand-Washing Reminders Unwelcome

Reasons ranged from professional embarrassment to possible legal fallout, survey finds

9/6/2012
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, CDC Says

But coverage for measles does not yet meet national standards in 15 states

8/31/2012
Feces-Linked Bacteria Found at Lake Erie Beaches

High levels of Arcobacter indicate fecal contamination, researcher notes

8/30/2012
Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study

Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

8/30/2012
Could Bacteria in Skin Mites Help Cause Rosacea?

Evidence is mounting that immune system might react badly to the germs, triggering the skin ailment

8/29/2012
Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.

'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

8/29/2012
West Nile Cases Jump 40% in a Week; 66 Deaths Reported, CDC Says

Texas bears the brunt of the outbreak, which has yet to peak, experts say