Misc. Infections News

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Article Title
12/17/2010
Primate Immune System Differences Identified

Research may also help explain why chimpanzees don't routinely develop AIDS after HIV exposure

12/17/2010
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Pinworm Infection

Can affect people of all ages and economic status

12/15/2010
Food Poisoning Hits 1 in 6 Americans Each Year: CDC

Numbers have fallen since 1999, but that could be due to better-quality reporting, agency says

12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/8/2010
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases

Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

12/3/2010
Research Finds Not All HIV Affects Immune System Same Way

In some cases, virus has mutations that keep it from killing immune cells, study finds

12/3/2010
Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says

Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

12/3/2010
Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health

Scientists warn that loss of plants, animals could increase spread of infectious diseases

12/2/2010
Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings

Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

12/1/2010
Hair Stylists Mobilize to Snip Away Ignorance of HIV/AIDS

Hairdressers Against AIDS campaign launched to promote stylist-client chats across U.S.

12/1/2010
Hospital-Acquired Infections a Serious Threat to ICU Patients: Study

But antibiotic resistance only increases death risk slightly

11/30/2010
Toxins from Staph Bacteria Disrupt Immune System

'Superantigens' unleash a furious T-cell response, illness, say researchers

11/30/2010
Record Number of Americans Tested for HIV

Still, more than 200,000 don't know they're infected, CDC says

11/29/2010
Peripheral Arterial Surgery Outcomes Worse for Women: Study

Higher risk of death, complications compared with men, researchers found

11/29/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Mastoiditis?

Common signs of the infection

11/23/2010
Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV

Study found Truvada could cut risk by 73 percent in people who took it faithfully

11/23/2010
Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection

Suggestions for what to do

11/18/2010
Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges

Knowing when to use, refuse can help prevent deadly 'superbugs'

11/16/2010
Antibiotics a Mixed Bag for Kids' Ear Infections: Analysis

The number of kids who benefit is similar to the number experiencing side effects, researchers find

11/15/2010
Sponges, Surgical Tools Sometimes Left in Kids After Operation

Such mishaps are rare but to family 'one event like this is too many,' study author says

11/9/2010
Uniform Methods Urged for Grading Hospital Report Cards

Inconsistent surveillance practices threaten validity of rankings, researchers say

11/6/2010
New Malaria Drug Proves Effective in Study of African Children

Artesunate should replace quinine as the treatment of choice worldwide, researchers say

11/5/2010
Many U.S. Travelers Uninformed About Health Risks Abroad

Only 54% heading to poorer nations sought advice about potential risks before flying, survey found

11/3/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Illness From Infected Pets

Suggestions to reduce your risk

11/2/2010
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold

Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

10/29/2010
Many Parents in the Dark About Drug-Resistant Infections: Study

Efforts to educate, reassure caregivers will benefit kids with MRSA, researchers say

10/26/2010
Brain Deficits Higher in Seniors Who Survive Blood Poisoning

Severe sepsis raises odds of some brain impairment, researchers say

10/24/2010
MRSA Strain With Outbreak Potential Among Reports at Disease Conference

Presentations also track antibiotic prescriptions, new drugs

10/22/2010
New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

10/22/2010
Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research

Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

10/18/2010
Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk

But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/14/2010
Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC

Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

10/13/2010
Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies

Current treatment may cause drug resistance later

10/12/2010
Scientists Identify Molecular Blueprint for Lyme Disease

The discovery may eventually speed effort to prevent, treat it, researchers say

10/12/2010
Non-Prescription 'Fashion' Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes

Lenses should be fitted by a professional to prevent damage, expert says

10/7/2010
Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year

Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

10/6/2010
Bacteria Identified as New Foe for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Infection with S. maltophilia may cause serious flare-ups, study says

9/30/2010
Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds

The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

9/28/2010
Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

The longer a baby is exclusively breast-fed, the lower the risk, research shows

9/27/2010
Tumors, Infections Found by Accident in Clinical Trials

Suspicious findings seen in nearly 40 percent of cases, but not all benefit from treatment, researchers say

9/22/2010
Timely News Reports Can Help Slow Pandemics: Analysis

Media coverage of advice from public health officials seems to reduce severity of outbreaks

9/22/2010
9/21/2010
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk From General Surgery

Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say

9/16/2010
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.

Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

9/15/2010
New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S. Shores

But the nation already has its own version of this antibiotic-resistant bacteria, CDC says

9/13/2010
Hand Washing Habit Finally Catching On: U.S. Study

Hygiene has improved since 2007, but most still don't wash after coughing, sneezing

9/8/2010
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers

AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

9/7/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains

Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

9/3/2010
Former Egg Farm Employees Say Their Complaints Were Ignored: Report

U.S. Agriculture Department spokesman said inspectors don't recall anyone raising concerns