Misc. Infections News

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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

11/18/2011
Colon Surgery Linked to High Readmission Rates

Patients often return to the hospital for preventable surgical-site infections, researchers say

11/16/2011
Southeast U.S. Still Using High Levels of Antibiotics, Study Shows

But overall, use of antibiotics fell nationwide about 12% between 1999 and 2007

11/16/2011
Health Tip: Why Antibiotic Resistance Is Serious

It can lead to life-threatening infections

11/15/2011
Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study

Alcohol itself and poor lifestyle choices both increase risks, researchers say

11/15/2011
Pneumonia Most Common Infection After Heart Surgery

Nearly half of serious infections occur 14 days after patients are discharged, study shows

11/14/2011
More Teens Getting Vaccines Against HPV, Other Infections: CDC

Still a long way from full coverage, experts note

11/14/2011
Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death

Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

11/8/2011
Health Care Workers Often Trade Hand Hygiene for Gloves

More than half didn't wash hands after treating patients, risking spread of infection, study says

11/3/2011
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 29

Another 139 people sickened in 28 states, CDC reports

11/2/2011
It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once

Report confirms cases of people infected by H1N1 and another flu strain at the same time

11/2/2011
Hospital Rooms Crawling With Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Nearly half of patient rooms sampled tested positive for Acinetobacter baumannii

11/1/2011
'Fecal Transplants' Show Promise for Gastrointestinal Ills

Help restore bacterial diversity, ease infections, studies show

10/31/2011
Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk

In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

10/31/2011
Stomach Bug Easily Passed Among Pro Sports Teams: Report

CDC researchers urge athletes, staff to take steps to prevent spread of norovirus

10/28/2011
Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Cold Sores

Findings could eventually lead to new treatments for outbreaks of oral herpes, researchers say

10/28/2011
Health Tip: Child Bites Can Lead to Infection

Monitor for these warning signs

10/26/2011
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28

Another 133 people sickened in 26 states, CDC reports

10/25/2011
Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals May Be Less Deadly Than Thought

Study found patient's overall health, injury severity more likely to determine survival

10/24/2011
Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?

Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

10/20/2011
Robins Are 'Super-Spreaders' of West Nile Virus, Expert Says

Common bird a favorite meal for mosquitoes that harbor the disease, research shows

10/20/2011
Hospital Programs to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance Working: Studies

But not enough hospitals following the guidelines, research finds

10/19/2011
U.S. Man Diagnosed With HIV Develops Leprosy

Dormant infection likely caused by armadillo exposure decades earlier, doctors report

10/19/2011
Health Care-Related Infections Declined in 2010: CDC

While drop is encouraging, more needs to be done, experts say

10/19/2011
FDA: Dirty Conditions Likely to Blame for Listeria Outbreak at Cantaloupe Farm

Toll now stands at 25 people dead, 123 sickened in 26 states

10/14/2011
Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges

Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

10/14/2011
1 in 6 Cellphones in Britain Contaminated With 'Fecal Matter'

Study often turned up E. coli, pointing to poor hand-washing as the culprit

10/14/2011
TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat

At least 100 people have tested positive for the respiratory ailment

10/12/2011
Death Toll From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak Now Stands at 23

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, CDC says

10/12/2011
Genome of 'Black Death' Bacterium Sequenced

Plague-related research furthers understanding of modern infectious diseases, expert says

10/12/2011
10/7/2011
Blood Infection Costliest U.S. Hospital Condition: Report

Septicemia treatment totaled $15.4 billion in 2009, agency says

10/7/2011
21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, experts say

10/7/2011
ER Crowding May Encourage Poor Hand Hygiene

Gloves are no substitute for infection-preventing hand-washing practices, researchers say

10/6/2011
Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study

Those who got the special procedure were half as likely to die

10/5/2011
18 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC

More fatalities may come since illness from the bacteria can take weeks to emerge, experts say