Misc. Infections News

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5/1/2012
Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer

Study comparing it to standard open surgeries found fewer infections, shorter hospital stays

4/23/2012
U.S. Gives Green Light to Publish Controversial Bird Flu Research

After expert panel review, officials say H5N1 findings are of benefit, with little risk to national security

4/22/2012
Tick Season Starting Early This Year

Expert urges hikers, gardeners and others to know the signs of tick-borne disease

4/19/2012
Measles Outbreaks in 2011 Were Worst in 15 Years: CDC

Most cases were tied to travel abroad, occurred in unvaccinated individuals

4/12/2012
Head, Body Lice Are Genetically Very Similar

Researchers say findings could shed light on how body parasites spread human disease

4/12/2012
Passengers on 'Bat' Plane Cleared of Rabies Risk

But health, airline authorities should be prepared to deal with wild intruders, CDC says

4/11/2012
Drug May Prevent Pancreatitis After Digestive Procedure

Single $2 treatment thwarts serious infection, study says

4/11/2012
FDA Seeks to Limit Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Practice blamed by some for increase in drug-resistant germs in people

4/6/2012
Pharmacy 'Robots' Linked to Bacterial Contamination of Drugs

Researchers call for better cleaning guidelines for the machines, increasingly found in hospitals

4/5/2012
Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study

These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

4/5/2012
From a Failed Vaccine, New Insights Into Fighting HIV

Scientists are sifting the data to see what elements of RV144 inoculation worked

4/3/2012
Antibiotics Linked to Retinal Detachment Risk

The risk is very small and the reasons aren't known, researchers say

4/3/2012
Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study

Dips in hospitalizations, deaths may reflect diagnosis coding changes

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

4/2/2012
U.S. Advisers Say It's Now Safe to Publish Bird Flu Studies

Revisions to the research erase worry that bioterrorists might learn how to unleash a pandemic

3/29/2012
'Superinfected' Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV

Women infected more than once from different partners can have stronger immune response

3/29/2012
People Stir Up Millions of Bacteria When Entering a Room: Study

Findings might help efforts to improve indoor air quality, researchers say

3/28/2012
Older Travelers at Much Higher Risk of Dying From Malaria

Study of U.K. tourists found particularly high risk in Gambia, West Africa

3/28/2012
Early, Temporary HIV Treatment Can Postpone Long-Term Therapy

Study found giving antiretroviral drugs earlier in disease course can stabilize patients sooner

3/27/2012
Tighter Recommendations Issued for Blood Cell Transfusions

Study found patients do just as well with lower thresholds for red blood cells

3/26/2012
Should Cystic Fibrosis Patients Get So Many Antibiotics?

Study suggests that less-aggressive antibiotic therapy might be better

3/26/2012
Bacteria From Mouth Can Lead to Heart Inflammation: Study

Once in the bloodstream, it can evade the immune system

3/22/2012
Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children

No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

3/22/2012
U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says

But minorities, those not born in the U.S. and HIV-positive patients still most likely affected

3/21/2012
Antibiotics Useless for Most Sinus Infections, Experts Say

New guidelines from specialists note that up to 98 percent of cases aren't bacterial

3/20/2012
Northeast U.S. Should Brace for Spike in Lyme Disease: Expert

The reason is a steep drop in mouse populations, a tick's preferred host

3/20/2012
Insects Behind Chagas Disease Are Feeding on Humans in the U.S.

Yet so far, there have been very few cases of the potentially lethal illness, experts say

3/19/2012
Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?

Study suggests possible modest effect, but drugs shouldn't be taken for this use, experts say

3/15/2012
Hospital Saved Millions by Keeping Close Eye on Antibiotic Use

Seven-year program eliminated overuse without compromising care

3/14/2012
U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC

Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

3/14/2012
Type of Bacteria May Be Linked to Diabetes

Researchers find association between H. pylori infection, type 2 disease

3/13/2012
Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC

Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

3/13/2012
Endoscopy May Be Better Than Surgery for Severe Pancreatic Infection

Small, early study found lower risk of death and complications with less invasive procedure

3/13/2012
One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection

Small study looked at bacteria that caused German outbreak

3/12/2012
Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

But researchers can't confirm the procedure directly lowers risk of the disease

3/9/2012
One in Four HIV Patients Has Long Gaps Between Doctor's Visits: Study

Findings indicate some patients are 'falling through the cracks'

3/8/2012
Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Doctors, nurses don't always rush to immunization, review finds

3/6/2012
High Heels Can Bring on Ingrown Toenails

Can't trade in stilettos for sensible shoes? You can still protect your feet

3/6/2012
Dangerous Bacteria Also Spreads Outside Hospitals: CDC

C. difficile infections and death rates at 'historic highs,' experts say

3/5/2012
Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study

Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

2/28/2012
New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats

Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say

2/23/2012
More Kidney Dialysis Is Better, Research Finds

Four studies found frequent and longer sessions helped patients

2/23/2012
'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly

Millions may have had virus without noticing it, researchers find

2/23/2012
Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC

There's been an uptick in cases in February, but this is latest arrival in decades

2/22/2012
All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel

Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

2/21/2012
Raw Milk Causes Most Illness From Dairy Products: CDC

Twice as many outbreaks occur in states where unpasteurized milk is legal

2/21/2012
Pig-to-Human 'Superbug' May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics

Livestock-associated staph infection underscores potential health problem, researchers say

2/21/2012
Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

2/20/2012
Some Kids' Surgery Should Include Staph Screening: Study

Antibiotic treatment prevented dangerous MRSA infection

2/20/2012
Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All: WHO

Experts said security risk was outweighed by need to share findings on possible mutations by the virus