Misc. Infections News

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Gene-Based Detection Method Might Spot HIV Earlier

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

Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

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

H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin

Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

Poor Hygiene a Danger at Outpatient Surgery Centers

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

FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: Report

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

Health Tip: Understanding Fifth Disease

The viral infection is common in children

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

Scientist Becomes First Human 'Infected' With Computer Virus

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

Decline in Potentially Lethal Hospital-Based Infections

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

Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus

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

Lubricant Use May Raise HIV Infection Risk During Anal Sex

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

Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups

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

Bacteria May Predict Chances of Colon Cancer

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

No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

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

Female-to-Male HIV Transmission Risk Doubles During Pregnancy

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

Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola

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

Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

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

Antibiotic Resistance Can Last a Year, Review Finds

Experts urge more careful use of the drugs in primary care

Primary Care Docs Handling More HIV Cases

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

Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

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

Tainted Lettuce Recall Expands

Distributors in Oklahoma, Massachusetts asked to pull back products

No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism

Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

H1N1 Often Hit the Young and Healthy

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

Inbreeding Possible Factor in Deaths of Darwin's Children

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

H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs

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

Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds

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

Not All Mosquitoes Deterred by DEET

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

'Killer' Fungus Not So Deadly

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

Health Tip: Understanding Impetigo

A common skin infection

Mere Sight of Sick Person May Boost Immune System

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

Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says

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

Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease

Infection appears to precede inflammation, researchers find

HPV Test Beats Pap Smear for Cancer Screening

Newer method better at detecting precancerous lesions, research shows

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

Potentially Lethal Airborne Fungus May Spread to California

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

Review Panel Leaves Controversial Lyme Disease Guidelines Unchanged

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

Early Tracheotomy Doesn't Change Outcome for Patients on Ventilators

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

Resistant Ringworm Common in Urban Elementary Schools

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

Day Care Centers Too Quick to Send Mildly Ill Kids Home

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

Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

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

How Virus Puts the 'Pink' in Pink Eye

Finding what causes inflammation may lead to treatment, researchers say

E. Coli Declines, but Other Foodborne Illnesses a Worry

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

Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits

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

Better Treatment Found for Crohn's Disease

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

U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

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

Study Finds Military Prone to Infection With H1N1 Flu

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

Hepatitis C Tied to Higher Kidney Cancer Risk

The virus' influence may extend beyond the liver, researchers say

Yearly Chlamydia Screening May Be Ineffective for Some

Women should get retested whenever they change sexual partners, study findings suggest

FDA to Re-examine Anti-Bacterial Chemical in Soaps, Cleansers

Triclosan linked to hormonal changes, antibiotic resistance in recent studies

Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds