Misc. Infections News

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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

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