Misc. Infections News

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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

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