Misc. Infections News

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4/9/2010
Yearly Chlamydia Screening May Be Ineffective for Some

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

4/8/2010
FDA to Re-examine Anti-Bacterial Chemical in Soaps, Cleansers

Triclosan linked to hormonal changes, antibiotic resistance in recent studies

4/5/2010
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

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

4/1/2010
Demystifying a Common, Persistent Virus

Researchers think they know how cytomegalovirus continues to re-infect people

4/1/2010
Only 1 in 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine

CDC reports that less than half of available doses have been used

3/30/2010
Children in Intensive Care Should Be Screened for MRSA

Virulent bacteria strain becoming more prevalent in that setting, study finds

3/29/2010
Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases

New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

3/25/2010
Optimism May Boost Immune System

Small study found that attitude seems to affect health

3/24/2010
H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets

Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

3/22/2010
FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

3/19/2010
Acne Drug May Help in the Fight Against AIDS

Antibiotic plus standard therapy appears to halt HIV progression in cells, study finds

3/19/2010
Prevention of Acupuncture Infection Needs More Focus

Funding to promote safety guidelines urged by experts

3/11/2010
Heat Therapy Helps Treat U.S. Soldiers' Infections

Device works on skin lesions caused by parasite in Iraq, Afghanistan, study finds

3/10/2010
Vaccination, Prevention Is Beating Back Hepatitis

Programs seem to be making progress against these viruses, research suggests

3/10/2010
H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study

Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

3/8/2010
HIV Hides Out in Bone Marrow Cells

Another secret stash of the virus makes it that much harder to eliminate, scientists say

3/5/2010
Prion Disease in Mice May Help Advance Alzheimer's Research

Study uncovers new form of infectious brain illness

3/3/2010
Food-borne Illnesses in U.S. Cost $152B Annually

Report urges Congress to pass vigorous food-safety legislation

2/25/2010
Texas Girl Recovers From Rabies Without Intensive Care

Natural defense against the disease could be more common than thought, experts say

2/25/2010
Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC

The recommendation will take effect for the next influenza season

2/23/2010
Two Sepsis Treatments Look Equally Effective

Study attempts to settle ongoing debate

2/23/2010
Hospital-Acquired Sepsis, Pneumonia a 'Growing Menace'

With nearly 50,000 killed a year, better infection control is needed, researchers say

2/23/2010
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks

Lower levels of water in cold winter air tied to more influenza, study suggests

2/22/2010
Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible

Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn

2/18/2010
Screens, Vaccine for HPV Less Beneficial in Older Women

Rate of new infections declined with age, study found

2/15/2010
Herpes Drug Might Also Slow HIV Progression

But acyclovir is not a replacement for HIV-specific drugs, researchers say

2/12/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies

Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

2/12/2010
Restrictions on Plasma From Female Donors May Need Revisiting

In a surprise, heart patients who received male donors' plasma had worse outcomes, study found

2/12/2010
Low-Dose Antibiotics May Promote Drug Resistance

Finding might alter standard course of treatment, researchers say

2/12/2010
57 Million Americans Sickened by H1N1 Flu: CDC

Deaths totaled over 17,000, still fewer than 'typical' flu season

2/11/2010
Vaccine Not Fail-Safe in Ongoing Mumps Outbreak

CDC says more than 1,500 cases have been reported in New York, New Jersey

2/10/2010
Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga Put Spotlight on Women and HIV

New poll finds most women don't believe infection can happen to them

2/5/2010
Wound-Healing Maggots Succumb to Deadly Bacteria

Germs can undermine unorthodox but effective treatment, experts say

2/5/2010
More Doses of MS Drug Raise Risk of Brain Infection

FDA adds new warning on Tysabri label, but says benefits still outweigh dangers

2/4/2010
Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection

Signs may not be recognized because they are rare in developed countries, authors say

2/3/2010
Organ Transplant Drug Keeps Immune System in Check

In lab tests, it fights rejection and reduces need for immunosuppressive meds, study finds

2/1/2010
Preventive Steps Helped Summer Campers Avoid Swine Flu

Tamiflu and hygiene measures halted spread of H1N1, researchers say

1/29/2010
Genital Herpes' Reactivation Better Understood

Lesions not confined to one area of genital tract, study finds

1/27/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide

Trials in Africa, Mexico show it protects from the common diarrhea-causing disease

1/26/2010
Shot Protects Against Chickenpox After Exposure

Vaccination within 5 days prevents or lessens illness in those at risk, study finds

1/26/2010
Intensive Insulin Therapy Won't Boost Septic Shock Survival

Outcome similar to conventional insulin treatment, study shows

1/25/2010
Wooden Toilet Seats Can Trigger Children's Rash

Harsh disinfectants can also prompt seat-linked skin woes, experts warn

1/23/2010
Did Ancient Egyptian Makeup Have Protective Powers?

Analysis of preserved cosmetics shows it may have prevented, treated eye infections

1/22/2010
Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

1/21/2010
Genetics Used to Track Transmission of MRSA Bacteria

Method could help fight this and other dangerous infections, scientists say

1/21/2010
Dual Treatment Cuts Dangerous Hospital Infection

Combining antibiotics, new monoclonal antibodies prevented C. difficile in study

1/20/2010
Malaria Parasite Infects Gorillas, Not Just Humans

Discovery may aid vaccine development, but could hinder efforts to eradicate disease, researchers say

1/20/2010
No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic

Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

1/19/2010
Statins Show Promise Against Sickle Cell

The cholesterol drugs might reduce risk of infection, researchers find

1/15/2010
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far

Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations