Misc. Infections News

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6/21/2010
Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies

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

6/17/2010
Stomach Bacteria Might Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis

Combination of genetics, environment caused mice to develop disease, study finds

6/16/2010
H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain

Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

6/15/2010
Drug-Resistant Staph Threatens Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Risk of death is 1.3 times higher for those with MRSA in respiratory tract, study shows

6/15/2010
Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier

Nucleic acid testing found cases missed by routine screening, researchers say

6/10/2010
Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

These two types of procedures account for most post-surgical cases, study finds

6/9/2010
H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin

Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

6/8/2010
Poor Hygiene a Danger at Outpatient Surgery Centers

CDC study finds 1 in 5 doesn't practice proper hand washing, for example

6/8/2010
FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: Report

Focus must shift from reacting to illness outbreaks to preventing them, experts say

6/4/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease

The viral infection is common in children

6/4/2010
A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers

It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

5/28/2010
Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

As implantable medical device technology advances, so will potential risks, researcher warns

5/27/2010
Decline in Potentially Lethal Hospital-Based Infections

CDC finds 'central line' catheter-linked illnesses fall 18 percent across the U.S.

5/27/2010
Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus

Nearly all partners in study remained uninfected, but 'safe sex' still urged, experts say

5/25/2010
Lubricant Use May Raise HIV Infection Risk During Anal Sex

Lab study found some products have a toxic effect on cells, tissue

5/25/2010
Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups

Not waiting to confirm an infection improves patient outcomes, researchers say

5/25/2010
Bacteria May Predict Chances of Colon Cancer

Presence of certain types in gut indicated higher, lower risk of disease, study finds

5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

5/24/2010
Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy

More research is needed to explore reasons why, study authors say

5/21/2010
Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

U.S. team develops shot that protects against 3 strains

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/19/2010
Antibiotic Resistance Can Last a Year, Review Finds

Experts urge more careful use of the drugs in primary care

5/14/2010
Primary Care Docs Handling More HIV Cases

Over half of those surveyed have patients who have tested positive for the disease

5/12/2010
Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

5/11/2010
Tainted Lettuce Recall Expands

Distributors in Oklahoma, Massachusetts asked to pull back products

5/7/2010
No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism

Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

5/5/2010
H1N1 Often Hit the Young and Healthy

WHO report, issued a year after outbreak began, finds this flu had new targets

5/5/2010
Inbreeding Possible Factor in Deaths of Darwin's Children

Three died young and another three could not have children of their own, researchers say

5/4/2010
H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs

Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

5/4/2010
Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds

Vaccinating against human papillomavirus could be an effective preventive measure, researchers say

5/3/2010
Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET

That genetic trait could lead researchers to better insect repellents, they say

4/30/2010
'Killer' Fungus Not So Deadly

Experts say C. gattii not infecting as many as believed in Pacific Northwest

4/30/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Impetigo

A common skin infection

4/29/2010
Mere Sight of Sick Person May Boost Immune System

Slideshow of ill people triggered greater response than pictures of gun-wielding men

4/29/2010
Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says

Concerns about H1N1 flu likely motivated people to get vaccinated, experts say

4/28/2010
Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease

Infection appears to precede inflammation, researchers find

4/28/2010
HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Cancer Screening

Newer method better at detecting precancerous lesions, research shows

4/23/2010
MRSA More Likely to Lurk in Certain Patients

One in five long-term elder care patients carried the dangerous germ in their nose, study finds

4/22/2010
Potentially Lethal Airborne Fungus May Spread to California

Unlike typical strains, new pathogen can attack healthy people, researchers say

4/22/2010
Review Panel Leaves Controversial Lyme Disease Guidelines Unchanged

Experts dismiss need for long-term antibiotic therapy, but opponents call decision a 'rubber stamp'

4/20/2010
Early Tracheotomy Doesn't Change Outcome for Patients on Ventilators

Doesn't significantly cut risk of associated pneumonia, researchers say

4/19/2010
Resistant Ringworm Common in Urban Elementary Schools

Study found infection rates highest among black children in kindergarten, first grade

4/19/2010
Day Care Centers Too Quick to Send Mildly Ill Kids Home

Colds, stomach bugs are already contagious long before symptoms appear, study authors say

4/16/2010
Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

4/15/2010
How Virus Puts the 'Pink' in Pink Eye

Finding what causes inflammation may lead to treatment, researchers say

4/15/2010
E. Coli Declines, but Other Foodborne Illnesses a Worry

Oyster-related infections up, while Salmonella plateaus, says CDC report

4/15/2010
Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits

A drop in preventable injuries in California hospitals is linked to a decrease in patient lawsuits, study finds

4/14/2010
Better Treatment Found for Crohn's Disease

Two drugs aimed at taming overactive immune system worked best, study found

4/13/2010
U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

4/13/2010
Study Finds Military Prone to Infection With H1N1 Flu

Living in close quarters and young age increased risk, Singapore researchers say