Misc. Infections News

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2/17/2012
Legionnaires' Death From Dental Equipment Linked to Tainted Water

Italian case highlights need for infection-control measures, researchers say

2/16/2012
Findings on HIV-Resistant Sex Workers May Help Vaccine Efforts

Study suggests blocking virus from entering the body is better

2/16/2012
Genome Map Might Help Save Tasmanian Devil From Extinction

Research may spur strategies to stop spread of facial cancer that threatens species

2/15/2012
'Needlestick' Law Linked to Drop in Health Worker Injuries

Researchers found a 38% decline in these skin-puncture wounds after 2001 law took effect

2/15/2012
Respiratory Virus Killed 8 Military Recruits After Vaccination Program Halted

Program against certain adenoviruses was recently reinstated

2/15/2012
E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections

Study found genetic fingerprints of poultry bacteria matched those found in patients

2/10/2012
Many Gay Men Would Support 'Home HIV Test': Study

Not yet approved for public use, it picks up AIDS virus in later stages of infection

2/10/2012
H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico

Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned

2/7/2012
Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study

Risk of intestinal side effect didn't rise; children should be vaccinated, experts say

2/6/2012
Vulnerability to Anthrax Varies Widely: Study

It suggests that genes might make some people safer in bioterrorism attack

2/3/2012
Map Shows Where in U.S. to Beware of Lyme Disease

Northeast and parts of the Midwest are hotbeds of the tick-borne disease

2/3/2012
Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby

Study found as mother's temperature rose, problems were more likely at birth

2/3/2012
Norovirus Top Cause of Hospital Infection Outbreaks, Says Study

Gastrointestinal bug causes vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea

2/3/2012
Malaria's Global Death Toll Much Higher Than Thought

Study estimates 1.2 million die each year, nearly double previous estimates

2/2/2012
Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns

Tougher laws needed to protect children from infection, report says

2/1/2012
Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study

However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

1/31/2012
U.S. Advisers Explain Request to Censor Bird Flu Research

Published details of experiments could be used for harmful purposes, experts warn

1/27/2012
Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis

Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

1/27/2012
Statins May Stave Off Liver Cancer in People With Hepatitis B

Study found lower risk of developing disease for people taking these cholesterol-cutting drugs

1/23/2012
Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study

Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

1/20/2012
Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys

Research is part of U.S. military's anti-bioterrorism efforts

1/20/2012
Many U.S. Adults Not Vaccinated for Hepatitis B

Missed opportunities lead to many new infections each year, study found

1/18/2012
Vaccine Against Bacterial Meningitis Shows Promise

Disease caused by the B strain can be deadly

1/18/2012
Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far

Relatively few cases reported, experts say, but that doesn't mean a surge can't happen

1/16/2012
'Bath-Salts' Injection Leads to Flesh-Eating Disease

Patient underwent amputation, mastectomy, skin grafts after use at party

1/13/2012
CDC Warns Against Sharing Insulin Pens

Doing so exposes people with diabetes to blood-borne infection risk

1/12/2012
Partner's 'Viral Load' a Major Factor in HIV Transmission: Study

Condom use, circumcision lowered risk of sexually infecting partners in study of African couples

1/11/2012
Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease Traced to Hospital Fountain

Indoor decorative fountains should undergo periodic testing for bacteria, study says

1/10/2012
Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations

Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

12/29/2011
Hand-Washing Key to Stopping Spread of Disease

Hands should be washed with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds, experts recommend

12/28/2011
Fungus Found in Sinks Can Cause Serious Infections

Fusarium was the cause of an outbreak of hard-to-treat cornea infections in contact lens wearers

12/22/2011
Hearing Devices More Apt to Fail in Children Who Had Meningitis

Once cochlear implants were replaced, hearing improvement returned, study finds

12/22/2011
Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommended for Adults With Diabetes

Shared blood glucose monitors, finger-stick devices pose infection risk, experts warn

12/22/2011
Health Tip: Diabetes Can Raise the Risk of Skin Infections

These bacterial infections are common

12/21/2011
Move to Hospital Isolation Unit Linked to Raised Delirium Risk

Mental status can deteriorate after patients moved from regular room, study finds

12/20/2011
Severe Sepsis Can Harm the Immune System

Lab studies after death found evidence of decreased immune function

12/16/2011
Drug Users With HIV at Much Higher Overdose Risk

Opioids, illegal drugs can threaten recent lifespan gains

12/16/2011
Dengue Fever Cases Subside in Florida, But Threat Remains

Report finds no outbreak in Key West this year, but many residents may still be infected

12/14/2011
Med Students Need Hand Holding on Hand Washing

Too many don't know when they're supposed to wash up, study finds

12/13/2011
Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies

Lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and diabetes management might influence risk

12/11/2011
Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine

Too few take advantage of easily available protection against influenza in U.S., experts say

12/9/2011
Preemies Infected With More Dangerous Types of Bacteria: Study

These babies also have fewer types of microbes than those born full-term, researchers say

12/8/2011
CDC Issues New TB Treatment Guidelines

They're aimed at shortening, simplifying the regimen used to prevent active disease

12/7/2011
Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug

Experimental vaccine reduced effects of norovirus in small study

12/5/2011
Common Hospital Infection Lengthens Patient Stays

An estimated 10% of those infected with C. difficile will die, study finds

12/3/2011
Few Contact Lens Users Follow All Care Guidelines, Study Finds

New strategies needed to improve compliance, researchers say

12/1/2011
How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays

Regular handwashing, 'air kissing' are two of several suggestions

11/30/2011
Advocates Push for Greater Awareness of HIV/AIDS

White House, numerous organizations say too many Americans are still becoming infected

11/28/2011
Older Women Have More Post-Surgical Breast Reduction Infections

Researchers say lower hormone levels in women over 50 may explain it

11/22/2011
Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition

Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say