Misc. Infections News

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7/11/2012
HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication

The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

7/11/2012
Antiobiotic Resistance Spikes During Flu Season

Many more prescriptions written during those months, researchers explain

7/9/2012
Uncircumcised Boys at Higher Risk for Infection: Study

Visibility of urethral opening makes no difference, researchers found

7/6/2012
Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study

Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

7/5/2012
Test Approved to Help Treat Common Infection in Transplant Patients

CMV preys on people with weaker immune systems

7/5/2012
300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report

Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

7/3/2012
'Superbug' MRSA Making a Retreat in Communities

Large study also found drop in serious MRSA blood-system infections

6/27/2012
Annual Beaches Report Finds Water Quality Lacking Along U.S. Shores

Last year was third worst in two decades for advisories, closings for polluted water

6/27/2012
Wednesday Is National HIV Testing Day

CDC urges all people between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested at least once

6/26/2012
Bacterial Vaginosis Increases Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk

HIV-positive women with the condition are three times more likely to pass virus to partners

6/21/2012
Rare Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spotted in U.S. Hospital

Swift treatment, stronger infection control prevented spread

6/21/2012
Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Yields Sobering Findings

Few mutations needed to allow airborne spread of H5N1 virus in mammals, scientists find

6/20/2012
More Than Half of Resident Docs Have Worked While Sick: Study

Dedication to work a key reason, but experts say patient safety may be at risk

6/19/2012
Colds May Be Even More 'Common' Than People Think

Infected co-eds with no symptoms outnumbered those with symptoms by 4 to 1 in study

6/18/2012
Gum Disease, HPV May Play Role in Head & Neck Cancers

Risks for these tumors rose alongside infection with the virus and poor gums, study found

6/18/2012
Many Homeless May Harbor Hepatitis C

Los Angeles study finds nearly half don't know it

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/18/2012
Hotel Room Germs Abound on TV Remotes, Light Switches

Study tracked bacteria counts in facilities in three U.S. states

6/15/2012
Limited Use of Antibiotics OK for Dental Patients: Study

No increase seen in the heart condition infective endocarditis

6/15/2012
FDA Approves Combo Shot for Meningitis, Hib in Kids

4-shot series given between 6 weeks and 18 months of age prevents potentially deadly diseases

6/14/2012
Human Breast Milk May Block HIV, Mouse Study Finds

Results may point to new ways to prevent transmission, researchers say

6/13/2012
Plague Rare in U.S., Surfacing in More Affluent Areas

Study shows vermin-linked disease is reaching beyond poor locales

6/11/2012
Study Digs Into Secrets of Keeping HIV in Check

Patients known as 'elite controllers' fend off AIDS for years

6/7/2012
Flu Season Was One of Mildest on Record, CDC Confirms

Fewer deaths, hospitalizations this year than in the past, agency says

6/7/2012
Ritual in Some Jewish Circumcisions Raises Risk of Herpes Infection: Report

CDC details 11 cases since 2000; NYC health officials advise against oral-genital suction practice

6/6/2012
New Medicine Might Fight Drug-Resistant TB, Study Says

But drug may cause heart-related side effects, so more research needed

6/6/2012
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading: WHO

Last line of drug defense, cephalosporins, appears to be weakening, U.N. agency says

6/5/2012
Some Prisoners Misuse Antibiotic Ointments: Study

Using topical medicines for grooming could lead to drug-resistant bacteria, researchers say

6/5/2012
Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds

Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/31/2012
Hepatitis B Infection Rates in U.S. Higher Than Thought

Study finds majority of cases are foreign-born residents

5/31/2012
Ohio Mail-Order Hatchery Now Linked to Salmonella in 23 States

CDC warns anyone handling live poultry to wash hands thoroughly to avoid infection

5/30/2012
They're Cute, But Baby Chicks Can Harbor Salmonella

CDC traces multistate outbreak, says children under 5 shouldn't handle live young poultry

5/30/2012
High Blood Sugar May Make Pneumonia Deadlier

Patients with community-acquired infection plus high glucose levels need monitoring, study finds

5/29/2012
Taking Anti-HIV Meds Prior to Exposure May Help Prevent Infection

Research review backs giving antiretrovirals to people at high risk of contracting AIDS-causing virus

5/24/2012
Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

5/24/2012
Flesh-Eating Bacteria No Cause for Panic, Experts Say

Cases of illness are relatively rare and treatable with antibiotics if caught early, they stress

5/23/2012
Germs Lurk in Office Kitchens, Break Rooms

Sink and microwave handles are the most contaminated spots, study finds

5/18/2012
Test Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Says CDC

Undetected disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, agency notes

5/17/2012
'Fish Pedicure' a Recipe for Bacterial Infection, Researchers Warn

Health spa practice is highly unhealthy, study reports

5/16/2012
Study Shows MS Patients at Most Risk for Drug-Linked Brain Illness

Small number of Tysabri users develop rare but potentially fatal infection

5/16/2012
Study Links Antibiotic to Slight Rise in Heart Patients' Death Risk

But the finding for azithromycin needs to be confirmed, expert says

5/16/2012
Urban Hospitals May Act as Breeding Ground for MRSA

'Superbug' then spreads to regional facilities, Scottish study suggests

5/11/2012
First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study

No differences seen in infections or new kidney survival

5/9/2012
FDA Seems to Back Pill to Help Prevent HIV

Truvada's been shown to stop infection with AIDS virus, but critics see drawbacks

5/9/2012
Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study

Stomach, liver and cervical malignancies top the list

5/9/2012
Norovirus Outbreak Traced to Reusable Grocery Bag

Infection spread after one girl became sick during soccer team travels

5/2/2012
Dengue Fever a Major Cost Burden in Puerto Rico

Study suggests that yearly millions could be better spent on disease surveillance, prevention

5/1/2012
Arthritis in Children Linked to Infections

Limiting steroids when possible may help to lower infection risk, researchers say

5/1/2012
Seniors Undertreated for Asthma, and Many Skip Inhalers: Study

Using meds as prescribed can improve health, quality of life, researcher says