Misc. Infections News

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6/2/2011
Deadly E. Coli Strain in Europe Should Serve as Warning, Experts Say

Though unlikely to spread to U.S. shores, dangerous strains of bacteria becoming more common

6/2/2011
More Than 1 Million Americans Now Living With HIV: CDC

While advances in care are leading to healthier lives, preventing new infections is key

6/2/2011
Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns

Study found it outperformed heel prick test currently used to diagnose CMV infection

6/1/2011
Hospital Visitors' Cellphones May Carry 'Worrisome' Germs

Dangerous bacteria twice as likely to enter facility via patients' phones than staff's, study finds

5/31/2011
Studies Refute Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Contamination of human samples in the lab led to errors in influential 2009 study, scientists say

5/31/2011
Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea

Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

5/25/2011
CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline

Vaccines have reduced disease rate in young but death rate remains unchanged

5/24/2011
Closing Schools Seems to Prevent Flu's Spread

Social distancing reduced transmission in Mexico in 2009 by more than one-third, experts say

5/23/2011
Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs

Might lead to better understanding and treatment of human version of the disease

5/23/2011
CDC Warns Against Exposure to 'Mad Cow'-Like Brain Diseases

Travel to certain countries, hunting, eating wild deer meat raises risks, experts say

5/23/2011
FDA Approves Another New Drug to Fight Hepatitis C

Incivek cleared body of the liver-damaging virus faster than older meds in trials

5/20/2011
5/19/2011
New Test Detects Recent Infection With Toxoplasmosis

Parasite dangerous to pregnant women

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Protect Feet From Fungus

Careful care can prevent infection

5/14/2011
FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Hepatitis C

Victrelis appears to clear the body of the liver-damaging virus quicker than standard medicines

5/13/2011
Musical Instruments a Breeding Ground for Germs: Study

Bacteria survive on shared wind instruments for several days, researchers find

5/12/2011
Early HIV Drug Therapy Protects Sex Partners From Virus

Infection rate fell by 96% if infected individual took antiretroviral meds sooner rather than later, study found

5/11/2011
Bedbugs May Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Impoverished communities likely most at risk, researchers warn

5/11/2011
Scientists Find MRSA Germ in Supermarket Meats

Contamination with antibiotic-resistant bacteria probably from humans handling meat

5/9/2011
Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism

Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

5/6/2011
1 in 7 U.S. Nursing Homes Cited for Poor Infection Control

Estimated 400,000 residents die of infections annually

5/2/2011
Obese Pregnant Women May Have Tougher Time Fighting Infections

Blood tests show lean pregnant women had more infection-fighting immune cells

4/28/2011
New Hepatitis C Drugs Close to Gaining FDA Approval

Agency panel gives unanimous support to telaprevir, boceprevir as treatments for liver-damaging disease

4/27/2011
Armadillos Give Leprosy to Humans in Southern U.S.: Study

Experts confirm long-suspected link but say risk is minuscule

4/27/2011
Novel Hepatitis C Drug Holds Promise: FDA

Could be boon for patients with the liver-damaging disease

4/24/2011
Hospital Infection Raises Death Risk for Bowel Patients

Those who contract C. difficile are six times more likely to die, study finds

4/21/2011
Higher Death Rates Seen in Central Line Dialysis Patients: Study

Those who received treatment through tube in the abdomen and other methods were more likely to survive

4/20/2011
Children With HIV at Higher Risk of Drug Resistance

Poorer adherence to multi-drug regimens could be to blame, experts say

4/18/2011
Starting HIV Drugs Earlier May Delay AIDS But Not Death

Findings suggest that debate on when to begin treatment is still ongoing

4/18/2011
Can Common Virus, Lack of Sunlight Boost MS Risk?

Preliminary study suggests link to virus behind mononucleosis

4/15/2011
Problem Drinking May Make Hospital Infections More Deadly

Patients needing hospitalization should tell doctors about their drinking behaviors, researchers say

4/15/2011
New Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections Called Promising

Probiotic could help prevent, treat recurring infections, researchers say

4/15/2011
Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Found in Meat, Poultry Nationwide

Exactly what this means in terms of consumer risk still unclear

4/13/2011
Studies Highlight Challenge of Controlling Resistant Bacteria in Hospitals

One found extra precautions helped reduce infections, while the other did not

4/12/2011
Extended HPV Vaccine Schedule Seems Effective

Dosing options may help reduce cervical cancer rates in developing countries, study suggests

4/12/2011
Genital Herpes Can Be Spread When Lesions Aren't Present: Study

Finding confirms suspicions experts have had for years

4/8/2011
FDA OKs Rapid Test to Spot Dangerous Intestinal Infection

C. difficile is commonly acquired in hospitals

4/7/2011
Travelers Bringing Measles Back to U.S., CDC Says

Agency reports 7 cases in babies during first two months of 2011

4/7/2011
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in India Could Spread, Experts Say

Germs with a dangerous resistance gene are now in New Delhi water supply, study shows

4/6/2011
Amount of HIV in Genital Fluid Linked to Transmission

Findings shed light on virus' spread and may advance prevention efforts, researchers say

4/6/2011
Weight Linked to Complications in Some Hysterectomy Patients

Bleeding, infections more likely in obese and underweight women, study finds

4/4/2011
Research Warns of Overuse of Powerful Class of Antibiotics

Effectiveness of these drugs of last defense reduced as resistant bacteria grow more common

3/31/2011
For Young Kids With Pneumonia, Timing of Antibiotic Critical: Study

Delaying treatment just a few hours can prolong hospital stay, researchers find

3/31/2011
Tetanus Still Diagnosed in U.S., Although It's Preventable

People over 65 and diabetics most at risk, CDC warns

3/29/2011
MRSA Infections May Vary by Season

Warmer temps and humidity increase occurrence in kids, study suggests

3/29/2011
Better Cleaning in ICUs Lowers MRSA Infection Rates

Study found staph infections in rooms previously occupied by MRSA patient dropped

3/29/2011
Death Rates of Children, Young Adults Show Reversal

Global improvements among kids 4 and under not matched among those 15 to 24, study finds

3/24/2011
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 to be affected

3/21/2011
Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

Chronic infection with fluid might alter taste, causing children to eat more, study suggests

3/18/2011
Orthodontic Retainers Can Harbor Harmful Microbes

Many of these teeth-positioning devices are contaminated with bacteria, fungi, study finds