Misc. Infections News

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12/21/2012
Hepatitis: The Hidden Hazard

Though cure rates are good, many Baby Boomers don't even suspect they have the liver disease

12/19/2012
Rate of New HIV Infections Drops for First Time Among Black Women: CDC

But gay and bisexual men, and minorities, still make up bulk of new cases

12/14/2012
Trained Beagle Sniffs Out Troublesome Hospital Infection

Dogs like Cliff are giving a whole new meaning to 'pet scan'

12/13/2012
'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests

The cervical cancer-causing virus may not fully clear from the body as once thought, experts say

12/12/2012
Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs

Finding might help public health officials develop plan to contain possible outbreak

12/11/2012
Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis

Review found smoking during pregnancy and in the home raised odds of dangerous bacterial infection

12/10/2012
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study

'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

12/7/2012
Acute Kidney Injuries Up Sharply in U.S.

Data likely 'just the tip of the iceberg,' researcher says

12/6/2012
Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk

Study found benzodiazepines, used for anxiety and sleep, also boosted chances of dying from pneumonia

12/5/2012
Flesh-Eating Fungal Infection Can Follow Natural Disasters, Study Finds

Five people died from mucormycosis after 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado

12/5/2012
Antiseptic Products Can Be Contaminated: Study

They aren't always produced in sterile environments, can cause infections, experts say

12/4/2012
Health Tip: Remove a Splinter

Wash your hands before and after extraction

12/3/2012
12/3/2012
Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study

But protective effect faded after a year in large study of 'serodiscordant' partners

11/28/2012
HIV Drug Combo May Help Prevent Malaria Reinfection

HIV-positive kids taking anti-malarials plus protease inhibitors had lower rates of recurrence

11/28/2012
Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths

Texas still the hardest hit state with 1,714 cases, 76 deaths, CDC says

11/28/2012
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study

Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

11/27/2012
HIV Infections Continue to Hit Young Americans Hard

Children and young adults 13 to 24 now represent more than one in four new infections, CDC says

11/26/2012
U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

11/24/2012
Don't Take Shortcuts When Caring for Contact Lenses: Expert

Here's what to do and what not to do to avoid eye problems

11/21/2012
Patients Balk at Asking Health Care Workers to Wash Hands

Study found only 14 percent of hospital patients have actually spoken up

11/20/2012
AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide

Wider availability of treatment, better funding may be the reason why, U.N. report says

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

11/14/2012
Lyme Rash Reappearance Probably Signals New Infection, Study Says

It's even more likely when bull's-eye rash shows up on different part of body

11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

11/9/2012
Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease

Study compared black, white and Hispanic women with both viruses

11/7/2012
CDC: West Nile Toll Now 5,054 Cases, 228 Deaths

Texas the hardest hit state with 1,684 cases and 76 deaths

11/2/2012
Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study

But some experts say concerns about germs are overstated and parents should not be worried

10/31/2012
Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?

Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

10/31/2012
Health Risks Will Rise in Sandy's Wake, Experts Warn

Injuries, lack of clean water, toxic mold can all pose threats

10/27/2012
Halloween Warning: Decorative Contact Lenses May Damage Your Eyes

Using nonprescription lenses can lead to infection, vision loss, eye doctor says

10/25/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,700 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 219, up from 183 last week

10/25/2012
Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes

Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

10/24/2012
CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot

Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

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