Misc. Infections News

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8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/27/2012
Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say

But decision should stay with parents, they add

8/24/2012
African Chimps Carry Drug-Resistant, Human-Linked Staph

Study suggests infected caretakers might have spread bacteria to animals

8/23/2012
Tap Water Used in Neti Pots Tied to Rare, Fatal Brain Infection

Boiled or filtered water safer for preparation, expert says

8/23/2012
FDA Cites Possible Source of Cantaloupe-Salmonella Outbreak

Consumers urged to throw away melons from Indiana-based Chamberlain Farms

8/22/2012
Tainted Tattoo Ink Led to Skin Infection Outbreak

Premixed 'gray wash' product found as culprit has been discontinued

8/22/2012
Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

8/22/2012
West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever: CDC

Thirty-eight states have reported infections, almost half of 1,118 cases in Texas

8/20/2012
Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends

Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/17/2012
Healthy-Looking Pigs at State Fair Found to Have Swine Flu

CDC offers infection precautions for summer fairgoers

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/9/2012
Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC

Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

8/9/2012
High-Risk Heterosexuals Should Take HIV Prevention Pill, Too

More than 1 in 4 new HIV infections in U.S. in 2009 involved heterosexuals, research shows

8/8/2012
Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians

Study finds traveling across more than five time zones to compete raises chances of illness

8/8/2012
New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus

Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

8/7/2012
Steroids Won't Ease Most Sinusitis Attacks, Study Finds

Increasingly popular treatment as ineffective as antibiotics against viral infections

8/3/2012
CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

8/2/2012
West Nile Virus on the Rise in US: CDC

Health officials recommend steps to avoid the mosquito-borne infection

8/1/2012
Untreated Rabies May Not Be Lethal for All, Study Says

Some have natural resistance to infection from bat bites, researchers report

8/1/2012
New Clues to How HIV Infects Body's Cells

Study of mice found the virus 'hitches a ride' on immune system's T cells to reach remote locations

8/1/2012
Workers With Paid Sick Days Healthier, More Productive: Study

In U.S., only 40 million private-sector employees had access to paid leave in 2010, research shows

7/31/2012
Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List

Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

7/31/2012
Burnt-Out Nurses Linked to More Hospital Infections

Reducing job-related emotional exhaustion among nurses could benefit patients, cut costs, study says

7/31/2012
New Seal Flu Could Pose Threat to Humans

Pandemic strain could originate anywhere, so preparation is essential, researchers say

7/27/2012
Smoking Tied to Risk for Hepatitis Return After Liver Transplant

Study findings indicate even ex-smokers were more likely to be re-infected within 1 year

7/26/2012
The 'Five Second Rule' Is a Myth

Sorry, the snack you dropped is already contaminated and can't be sanitized, expert says

7/26/2012
Could Germs on Your Skin Be Good for You?

Mouse study suggests they prime the immune system to fight infections

7/26/2012
Certain Tick Bites Might Spur Red Meat Allergy

After exposure to Lone Star tick, some people must avoid red meat thereafter

7/26/2012
Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs

But this strain isn't very contagious, CDC says

7/25/2012
Incan Girl's Mummy Yields Evidence of Respiratory Woes

New lip-swab test gives immune system clues to 15-year-old, who died 500 years ago

7/25/2012
Airports in N.Y., L.A., Hawaii Deemed Worst for Pandemic Spread

MIT researchers calculated which locations are most likely to play a role in disease dispersal

7/23/2012
All HIV Patients Should Take Meds Early On, Experts Now Say

New guidelines reflect the improvements in antiretroviral therapy over last 25 years

7/23/2012
Women With HIV May Not Have Higher Cervical Cancer Risk: Study

They had similar Pap, biopsy results to women not infected with virus

7/23/2012
Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding

Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

7/23/2012
Not All HIV Patients in U.S. Show Same Characteristics: Study

Those born elsewhere more likely to have been infected through heterosexual sex

7/19/2012
Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC

Vaccine appears to wear off, so booster shots are needed, experts say

7/19/2012
Ahead of AIDS Conference, New Reasons for Hope

Experts say headway has been made in prevention and treatment, but challenges remain

7/18/2012
Infection With 2 HIV Strains Slows Disease Progression

For people infected with HIV-2 and then HIV-1, it takes longer for AIDS to develop, study finds

7/18/2012
Adding Vitamin B12 to Standard Drugs Might Help Fight Hepatitis C

Small study suggests a benefit, but experts are more cautious about the results

7/16/2012
FDA Approves 1st Pill to Help Prevent HIV Infection

Once-daily Truvada intended for at-risk individuals, and agency says side effects must be monitored

7/12/2012
CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat

Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

7/12/2012
Reused Vials, Unsafe Injections Threatening Patients: CDC

At least 10 people were hospitalized in two states, report found

7/12/2012
Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds

Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

7/11/2012
Studies Show Value of AIDS Drugs as Prevention

Some heterosexual African people avoided infection with HIV