Misc. Infections News

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2/19/2013
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/13/2013
Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

2/13/2013
Patients Urged to Watch for Trouble After Colon Surgery

Wound drainage, bowel problems, fever can signal post-op complications, expert panel says

2/12/2013
New Antibiotic May Treat Skin Infections in Shorter Time

Study of experimental drug tedizolid also found fewer daily doses needed

2/11/2013
China's Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health

Much higher levels of antibiotic-resistance genes found at pig farms in study

2/8/2013
Bedbugs: Easy to Attract, Hard to Eliminate

Medical expert offers tips on spotting infestation in your home

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/7/2013
Daily Dialysis Has Risks, Benefits for Kidney Disease Patients

Quality of life improves, but odds for complications around site of needle entry also rises, study finds

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/6/2013
In Hospitals, Daily Antiseptic Bath May Prevent Dangerous Infections

Simple swab-based cleansing cut rates of some drug-resistant bacteria by 23 percent, study found

2/6/2013
Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine

Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say

2/6/2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors

But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

2/4/2013
Review Finds No Evidence Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Are Infectious

Analysis of patients who received human growth hormone from cadavers saw no increased risk of brain diseases

2/3/2013
Defend Against Double-Dipping at Your Super Bowl Party

Some creative ways to lower chances of germ-laden chips finding their way into shared dips

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

2/1/2013
Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

Check for these signs of abscess

1/31/2013
Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States

CDC is investigating cases of rare strain of stomach bug linked to the animals

1/31/2013
People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds

Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers

1/29/2013
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

1/28/2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations

U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/24/2013
HIV-Like Virus Arose in Primates Millions of Years Ago, Scientists Say

Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in monkeys

1/24/2013
CDC Researchers Spot Increase in New 'Stomach Bug' Strain

A norovirus from Australia caused majority of U.S. outbreaks at the end of 2012

1/24/2013
Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study

Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

1/23/2013
Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume

U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium

1/21/2013
Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

1/20/2013
How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert

If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

1/18/2013
Wound Infections From Colon Surgery May Raise Risk for Blood Clots

Even when patients took blood thinners, study found higher rate of dangerous clots in lungs, legs

1/18/2013
Malaria, Typhoid Pose Biggest Threat to Travelers in Tropics

The feared Ebola virus is much less common, study says

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/17/2013
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds

Increase in Eastern equine encephalitis may be partly due to warming climate, more exposure to mosquitoes, researcher says

1/17/2013
FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine

Flublok easier to produce quickly and in large quantities, agency says

1/16/2013
Deer Ticks Carry Yet Another Bacterial Threat

Lyme disease is better known, but a different germ causes an infection that may lead to dementia

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