Misc. Infections News

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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

5/16/2013
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions

Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/14/2013
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis

Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

5/13/2013
Unusual Heat May Have Boosted West Nile Virus Last Year: CDC

More illnesses, deaths from mosquito-borne disease reported in 2012 than in recent years, agency says

5/8/2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children

But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

5/8/2013
Could Adaptable Bacteria Cause Repeat Urinary Tract Infections?

Study of 4 women found E. coli that 'migrated' and thrived

5/7/2013
Some Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Gastro Infection

Researchers aren't sure why these meds are linked to chances of contracting C. difficile

5/6/2013
No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests

The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

5/2/2013
First Aid Tips for Treating Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds

Acting quickly can help injuries heal faster, prevent infection

5/1/2013
Penicillin Prevents Return of Leg Infection Called Cellulitis: Study

However, the painful infection comes back once drug is stopped, researchers say

4/30/2013
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link

Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

4/25/2013
No Evidence That New Bird Flu Passes Between People: Study

But researchers cautioned that genetic makeup of the H7N9 virus is changing to adapt it for mammal infection

4/24/2013
Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Test for Candida in bloodstream is not yet on market

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/20/2013
Nails Need Love, Too

Expert offers tips on how to keep them healthy

4/19/2013
Closed Windows in Hospital Rooms May Raise Infection Risk

Simulation study found lack of ventilation exposed more patients to potential of airborne diseases

4/19/2013
HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

4/18/2013
Is the Price of Fame a Shorter Life?

Study suggests star performers, athletes may die younger, but connection isn't proven

4/16/2013
Study May Explain How Circumcision Reduces HIV Risk

The procedure reduces bacteria, affecting how body fights AIDS virus, researcher says

4/11/2013
Roundworm Infections Threaten Organ Recipients

CDC reports on three patients who were sickened by infected donor

4/10/2013
Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Vary by Region: Report

It may be contributing to growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, researcher says

4/9/2013
Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine

Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it

4/9/2013
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts

There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

4/9/2013
Health Tip: Keeping Baby Chicks

Be careful handling live poultry

4/4/2013
'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

Needlesticks, other wounds put clinicians at risk for infectious diseases, emotional stress

4/3/2013
Combo Therapy Helps Knock Out Fungal Meningitis

Study found 2-drug treatment reduced death risk from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent

4/3/2013
Monkey Research Gives Insights Into New SARS-Like Virus

Coronavirus strain has so far infected 17, killed 11 worldwide

4/2/2013
Could Self-Testing Help Overcome HIV/AIDS Epidemic?

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma

3/29/2013
Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds

Older, sicker patients may explain increase, researchers say

3/29/2013
Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' May Spread Among Patients, Study Finds

People with cystic fibrosis are of special concern