Misc. Infections News

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6/23/2011
German E. Coli Strain Especially Lethal, Studies Find

This variant of the intestinal bug shows key changes that made it tougher to fight

6/22/2011
Could a Dangerous Fungus Lurk in Your Dishwasher?

Disease-causing microbes thrive in moist household appliances, but experts say they're not a serious threat

6/17/2011
'Glowing Hands' Gel Shows Kids Where Dirt, Germs Linger

It helped improve children's handwashing techniques, study says

6/16/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Swimmer's Ear

Keep ears as dry as possible

6/15/2011
Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes

Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

6/9/2011
Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss

Parasitic disease affects those who ingest dirt containing microscopic eggs, researchers warn

6/9/2011
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

6/7/2011
In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats

CDC says salmonella now causes majority of hospitalizations linked to foodborne illness

6/7/2011
For Gay Men, Serious Relationships Still Harbor Risks for HIV

Odds of transmitting the virus are 6 times that of men engaging in more casual sex, study finds

6/6/2011
Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

6/4/2011
Officials: U.S. Not Affected by European E. Coli Outbreak

All tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce imported from Germany and Spain being tested

6/3/2011
New MRSA Strain Found in Cows' Milk in U.K., Denmark

Pasteurization can prevent risk of infection through the food chain, researchers say

6/3/2011
30 Years Into the Epidemic, a Generation With HIV Comes of Age

Most U.S. teens, young adults who contracted virus as newborns are healthy, hopeful

6/2/2011
Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection

The sound level may be related to the difficulty of the procedure, researchers say

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