Misc. Infections News

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9/3/2010
Bedbug Nation: Critters Make a Comeback

'Hitchhiking' with human travelers, they're spurring anxiety across the United States

9/2/2010
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

8/30/2010
FDA Finds Rodents, Manure Piles at Farms in Egg Recall

Agency official cites 'failure to manage waste' at sources of salmonella outbreak

8/26/2010
Chicken Feed May Be Source of Salmonella in Egg Recall: FDA

Positive samples turn up at Iowa farms involved in outbreak

8/26/2010
CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu

Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

8/25/2010
Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections

Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

8/23/2010
More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

8/23/2010
Hepatitis E Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective

Ongoing research suggests it's a potent form of protection against infection

8/19/2010
HIV in Blood Different Than in Semen, Scientists Say

More study needed to determine if finding plays a role in transmission

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/18/2010
Reminders Spur Hospital Staff to Remove Patient Catheters

Systems that promote timely action can cut rate of urinary tract infections, researchers say

8/17/2010
Antibiotic Sponges Don't Benefit Heart Surgery Patients: Study

U.S. research finds no improvement in infection rates during trial

8/12/2010
Lax Hand Washing Helps Drive Many Foodborne Illnesses

CDC report finds chicken, beef and leafy greens prime sources of these outbreaks

8/11/2010
Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder

Therapy's potential could extend beyond care of epidermolysis bullosa, researchers say

8/11/2010
Some Monkeys Naturally Resist AIDS, Research Shows

Even a high viral load doesn't cause the disease to develop in sooty mangabeys, scientists found

8/11/2010
Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

8/11/2010
Repeated Ear Infections Seem to Plague White Kids, Poor Kids

Possible reasons include culture, access to health care, researcher suggests

8/10/2010
Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections On the Decline, CDC Says

Better infection control may have antibiotic-resistant Staph on the run, experts say

8/9/2010
Your Pet's Food Dish Could Serve Up Salmonella

Study tracks the gut bugs' progress from tainted dry food to children's tummies

8/9/2010
Adding Third Drug May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment

Study shows promise, but experts say questions remain, including issues of viral resistance

8/6/2010
Breast Abscesses Linked to Smoking, Nipple Piercings

Other major risk factors include obesity and diabetes, study shows

8/6/2010
Health Tip: Things That Raise Your Risk of Thrush

Watching out for a yeast infection of the mouth and tongue

8/5/2010
Bat Species Facing Regional Extinction From Fungal Disease

Millions of bats have died over the last 4 years from 'white-nose syndrome,' research shows

8/5/2010
Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth

One woman's experience suggests a risk; other potential problems include gum trauma, infection

8/4/2010
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/30/2010
Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.

Not clear yet where 46 cases in Florida came from, CDC official says

7/28/2010
Anesthesia's Role in Hip, Knee Replacement Infections Studied

Greater risk noted in patients who had general versus spinal/epidural method, researchers say

7/23/2010
Avoid Mosquito Bites to Prevent Dengue Fever in Florida: Expert

Advice to cut risk includes using bug spray with DEET, eliminating still water sources

7/22/2010
Dangerous Fungus Now Endemic in Pacific Northwest: CDC

The emerging fungal infection can be deadly, but many mild cases may go unnoticed, expert says

7/20/2010
Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows

Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

7/20/2010
Screening for Sepsis Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

Emergency surgery, co-existing illness, age over 60 linked to deadly blood infection, study found

7/19/2010
Poverty Driving HIV's Spread Among Urban Heterosexuals: Report

Infection rates climb as income falls, regardless of race/ethnicity, CDC says

7/19/2010
Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

When used consistently before and after sex, antiretroviral halved chances of transmission

7/19/2010
Aggressive Drug Therapy May Help Slow Spread of AIDS

Infections in British Columbia cut in half since regimen introduced in 1996, study finds

7/19/2010
Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials

Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say

7/16/2010
Computers Help Beat Hospital Infections

Hospitals with automated surveillance systems can better respond to outbreaks, survey suggests

7/15/2010
Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito

Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

7/14/2010
Dengue Infection Re-Emerges in Florida: CDC

5 percent of Key West residents tested were exposed to mosquito-borne virus in 2009

7/9/2010
Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say

7/9/2010
Summer is High Time for Bacterial Infection in Cats

Tularemia can come from ticks and can be passed to humans, experts warn

7/2/2010
Scientists Make Immune Cells in Mice That Fight Off HIV

But it will be years until this gene therapy is tested in humans, researchers say

7/1/2010
Sex With Recent Smallpox Vaccine Recipient Can Lead to Illness

CDC reports case of woman who contracted vaccinia virus, main ingredient in the shot

7/1/2010
Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study

U.S. urges vaccination for children 12-23 months

6/28/2010
FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat

The practice is encouraging microbial resistance to drugs that fight infections in humans, agency says

6/24/2010
Aging Swingers at High STD Risk

Middle-aged partner swappers more likely to be infected than prostitutes, Dutch study found

6/22/2010
Blacks Seem More Vulnerable to Deadly Blood Infection

Study suggests higher rates of diabetes, kidney disease might explain why sepsis hits them harder

6/22/2010
New Method Proposed for Gauging Hospital Infection Rates

Current system doesn't accurately portray extent of the problem, study says

6/21/2010
Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation

No adverse effects noted in pediatric study

6/21/2010
Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies

Study finds at least 4 to 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding best