Misc. Infections News

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3/18/2011
Chemistry of Mosquito Sex May Hold Key to Disease Control

Source of yellow fever, dengue targeted in search for insect 'birth control'

3/18/2011
Report Highlights Shortage of HIV Care Providers in U.S.

Gap widening between number infected and those trained to treat these patients, experts say

3/17/2011
Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study

Instruments tested from one troupe were contaminated with bacteria, fungi

3/17/2011
HIV Infection Passed Via Donated Kidney: U.S. Report

Donor screening didn't use most sensitive test, leading to infection of recipient, researchers say

3/16/2011
Haiti Cholera Epidemic Could Sicken 779,000 This Year

New estimate much higher than U.N. projections, which were used to allocate resources

3/11/2011
Adults With HIV at Increased Risk of Bone Fractures, Study Finds

Annual fracture rates up to 3.69 times higher in HIV-infected patients, researchers say

3/9/2011
Hospital Safety Varies Widely Nationwide: Report

Where patients go for treatment can mean the difference between life and death, researchers say

3/4/2011
Risk of Drug-Resistant Staph Infection in Gym Low: Study

No MRSA found on equipment tested, so extensive cleaning not always necessary

3/2/2011
Diabetes Ups Death Risk Overall, Study Shows

Cancer, infectious diseases, even suicide, more common among diabetics

3/1/2011
Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say

While promising, more research is needed to see if technique really works

3/1/2011
Dramatic Drop in Blood Infections Among ICU Patients: CDC

But number of cases still too high in other health care settings, agency adds

3/1/2011
Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival Rates

Lower costs for treatment would have saved $332 million, study finds

3/1/2011
Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals

The more sex partners, the more likely a man will have the cancer-linked virus, research shows

2/28/2011
Rectal Gel Could Help Ward Off HIV: Study

But more research needed before treatment can be released to the public, experts say

2/25/2011
Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study

Research contradicts previous finding that viral infections worsen idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

2/24/2011
Plague Kills U.S. Lab Worker

First case in lab work in 50 years reported by government

2/23/2011
Timely Care May Be Key to Treating Infected Cuts

Type of antibiotic mattered less than good first-aid, even for resistant staph, study in kids suggests

2/23/2011
Fast Response Crucial in Outbreaks of Food-Borne Illness: Study

Scientists say swift action can contain the problem, limit number of infections

2/21/2011
Kids With Perforated Appendix May Benefit From Early Surgery

Benefits include less time lost, fewer complications, study finds

2/16/2011
Zinc May Help Ease Common Cold: Analysis

Review of 15 trials suggests it can shorten duration, severity of sickness

2/11/2011
Skin Infections Can Spread Easily Among Athletes

But outbreaks of herpes, ringworm and MRSA are preventable, dermatologist says

2/8/2011
Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases

Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

2/8/2011
'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

2/2/2011
New Antibiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Gut Infection

Fidaxomicin targets C.difficile but leaves most 'good' bacteria unharmed, researchers explain

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

2/1/2011
Infectious Disease Experts Call for More Focus on Hepatitis C

Rates among drug users have not plummeted like HIV, study finds

1/28/2011
Wild Hogs in Texas Pose Infection Risk to Humans

Use caution when handling wild game, officials urge

1/27/2011
CDC Issues Guidance on Daily Pill to Prevent Infection With HIV

Truvada should not been seen as a replacement for condom use, agency stresses

1/26/2011
Fear of Vaccines Has a Long, Persistent History

Multiple factors may keep some people suspicious of even routine shots, experts say

1/21/2011
Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram

Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

1/21/2011
Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

1/20/2011
H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?

Different strain predominates now among Americans, but that situation could change, experts say

1/20/2011
Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

In cases with suspected multi-drug resistance, multiple antibiotics may not always be best

1/19/2011
Scientists Map Key Structure HIV Uses to Infect Cells

Details on gene-delivering 'capsid' could point the way to new drugs

1/19/2011
Metal Tongue Piercings Linked to Raised Infection Risks

Study found plastic studs harbored less bacteria

1/14/2011
Predatory Bacteria May Help Control Antibiotic-Resistant Germs

In lab, tiny hunters invaded, destroyed majority of dangerous bacteria tested on them

1/13/2011
Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens

Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

1/13/2011
Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say

Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

1/11/2011
Most Guidelines for Infectious Diseases Don't Come From Clinical Trial Findings

Majority grounded in expert opinion, case studies, research shows

1/11/2011
Private Rooms Cut Infection Risk in the ICU: Study

Hospital's switch from multibed to single occupancy led to fewer infections, shorter stays

1/10/2011
Health Tip: Infections May Strike Bones

Who's at risk for osteomyelitis

1/7/2011
Nose May Be Best Place to Screen for MRSA Infection

High levels of the bacteria there means other body sites are likely colonized, study finds

1/7/2011
Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Procedure in males offered partial protection from STD among female partners in Uganda

1/7/2011
Rabid Stray Dog Spurs Shots for Shelter Workers: Report

Case in which 36 dogs were euthanized puts spotlight on need to vaccinate pets, CDC says

1/6/2011
Guidelines Issued for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections

Infectious disease specialists seek to standardize treatment for potentially deadly germ

1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

12/29/2010
Anesthesiologists Spreading Germs During Surgery: Study

Expert calls for more compliance with hand-washing guidelines before operations

12/22/2010
Timely Surgery Appears to Cut Infection Risk, Costs

Elective procedures should be performed on the day of admittance, researchers suggest

12/22/2010
New Drug Strategy Shows Promise Against HIV

Experimental agent disrupts mechanism virus uses to enter cells, scientists say

12/20/2010
Take Precautions Against Cholera if Headed to Haiti: CDC

Simple steps can help shield against the potentially deadly disease