Misc. Infections News

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8/3/2011
High Dose of Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects, FDA Says

Pregnant women can safely use fluconazole for one-time, low-dose care of vaginal infection, agency says

8/3/2011
Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella

Poultry from Africa carrying S. Kentucky strain may have been a source of infection in Europeans

8/1/2011
'Meth' Abuse Ups Risk of HIV Infection in Young Gay Men

Study found high rates of drug use among this group, and much more risky sexual behaviors

7/27/2011
Gene Study Sheds Light on Deadly German E. Coli Strain

Scientists caution against use of certain antibiotics in the treatment of this infection

7/22/2011
Dolphins' Superior Ability to Heal May Help Humans

Understanding how they thwart pain, resist infection may advance field of wound treatment, researcher says

7/18/2011
Drugs Can Bring HIV-Infected Africans Normal Life Spans

Ugandan study finds adherence to the regimens raises life expectancy to that of uninfected citizens

7/15/2011
Novel Virus 'Jumped' From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Infection that killed U.S. research monkeys sickened scientist and family member, study says

7/12/2011
Tool to Spot Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Called Not Worth It

Procedure not only didn't help, it slightly upped the risk of adverse effects, researchers found

7/12/2011
Bed Sores Afflict More Blacks in Nursing Homes Than Whites: Study

Differences in staffing and even mattress quality may help explain disparity, researchers say

7/9/2011
Parents Can Help Stop Spread of Water Park Illnesses

Having your child shower before entering pool is first big step, experts say

7/8/2011
Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children

Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

7/7/2011
Gonorrhea's Growing Resistance to Antibiotics Concerns CDC

New treatments, greater surveillance needed, agency says

7/6/2011
A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks

A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

6/30/2011
Cotton Swabs Help Prevent Surgical Site Infections: Study

Daily use to probe incision site also reduced patient pain, hospital stay, researchers say

6/30/2011
Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

6/29/2011
U.S. Plague Fatality 'Isolated' Lab Incident, New Report Confirms

Research supports government report on lab worker's death in 2009

6/29/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds

Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

6/28/2011
Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients

Virus can weaken blood-brain barrier and infect cells that normally support brain, study finds

6/27/2011
6/23/2011
German E. Coli Strain Especially Lethal, Studies Find

This variant of the intestinal bug shows key changes that made it tougher to fight

6/22/2011
Could a Dangerous Fungus Lurk in Your Dishwasher?

Disease-causing microbes thrive in moist household appliances, but experts say they're not a serious threat

6/17/2011
'Glowing Hands' Gel Shows Kids Where Dirt, Germs Linger

It helped improve children's handwashing techniques, study says

6/16/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Swimmer's Ear

Keep ears as dry as possible

6/15/2011
Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes

Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

6/9/2011
Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss

Parasitic disease affects those who ingest dirt containing microscopic eggs, researchers warn

6/9/2011
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

6/7/2011
In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats

CDC says salmonella now causes majority of hospitalizations linked to foodborne illness

6/7/2011
For Gay Men, Serious Relationships Still Harbor Risks for HIV

Odds of transmitting the virus are 6 times that of men engaging in more casual sex, study finds

6/6/2011
Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

6/4/2011
Officials: U.S. Not Affected by European E. Coli Outbreak

All tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce imported from Germany and Spain being tested

6/3/2011
New MRSA Strain Found in Cows' Milk in U.K., Denmark

Pasteurization can prevent risk of infection through the food chain, researchers say

6/3/2011
30 Years Into the Epidemic, a Generation With HIV Comes of Age

Most U.S. teens, young adults who contracted virus as newborns are healthy, hopeful

6/2/2011
Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection

The sound level may be related to the difficulty of the procedure, researchers say

6/2/2011
Deadly E. Coli Strain in Europe Should Serve as Warning, Experts Say

Though unlikely to spread to U.S. shores, dangerous strains of bacteria becoming more common

6/2/2011
More Than 1 Million Americans Now Living With HIV: CDC

While advances in care are leading to healthier lives, preventing new infections is key

6/2/2011
Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns

Study found it outperformed heel prick test currently used to diagnose CMV infection

6/1/2011
Hospital Visitors' Cellphones May Carry 'Worrisome' Germs

Dangerous bacteria twice as likely to enter facility via patients' phones than staff's, study finds

5/31/2011
Studies Refute Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Contamination of human samples in the lab led to errors in influential 2009 study, scientists say

5/31/2011
Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea

Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

5/25/2011
CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline

Vaccines have reduced disease rate in young but death rate remains unchanged

5/24/2011
Closing Schools Seems to Prevent Flu's Spread

Social distancing reduced transmission in Mexico in 2009 by more than one-third, experts say

5/23/2011
Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs

Might lead to better understanding and treatment of human version of the disease

5/23/2011
CDC Warns Against Exposure to 'Mad Cow'-Like Brain Diseases

Travel to certain countries, hunting, eating wild deer meat raises risks, experts say

5/23/2011
FDA Approves Another New Drug to Fight Hepatitis C

Incivek cleared body of the liver-damaging virus faster than older meds in trials

5/20/2011
5/19/2011
New Test Detects Recent Infection With Toxoplasmosis

Parasite dangerous to pregnant women

5/18/2011
Health Tip: Protect Feet From Fungus

Careful care can prevent infection

5/14/2011
FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Hepatitis C

Victrelis appears to clear the body of the liver-damaging virus quicker than standard medicines

5/13/2011
Musical Instruments a Breeding Ground for Germs: Study

Bacteria survive on shared wind instruments for several days, researchers find

5/12/2011
Early HIV Drug Therapy Protects Sex Partners From Virus

Infection rate fell by 96% if infected individual took antiretroviral meds sooner rather than later, study found