Misc. Infections News

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1/13/2011
Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens

Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

1/13/2011
Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say

Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

1/11/2011
Most Guidelines for Infectious Diseases Don't Come From Clinical Trial Findings

Majority grounded in expert opinion, case studies, research shows

1/11/2011
Private Rooms Cut Infection Risk in the ICU: Study

Hospital's switch from multibed to single occupancy led to fewer infections, shorter stays

1/10/2011
Health Tip: Infections May Strike Bones

Who's at risk for osteomyelitis

1/7/2011
Nose May Be Best Place to Screen for MRSA Infection

High levels of the bacteria there means other body sites are likely colonized, study finds

1/7/2011
Circumcision Helps Cut HPV Transmission Rate, Study Finds

Procedure in males offered partial protection from STD among female partners in Uganda

1/7/2011
Rabid Stray Dog Spurs Shots for Shelter Workers: Report

Case in which 36 dogs were euthanized puts spotlight on need to vaccinate pets, CDC says

1/6/2011
Guidelines Issued for Drug-Resistant Staph Infections

Infectious disease specialists seek to standardize treatment for potentially deadly germ

1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

12/29/2010
Anesthesiologists Spreading Germs During Surgery: Study

Expert calls for more compliance with hand-washing guidelines before operations

12/22/2010
Timely Surgery Appears to Cut Infection Risk, Costs

Elective procedures should be performed on the day of admittance, researchers suggest

12/22/2010
New Drug Strategy Shows Promise Against HIV

Experimental agent disrupts mechanism virus uses to enter cells, scientists say

12/20/2010
Take Precautions Against Cholera if Headed to Haiti: CDC

Simple steps can help shield against the potentially deadly disease

12/17/2010
Primate Immune System Differences Identified

Research may also help explain why chimpanzees don't routinely develop AIDS after HIV exposure

12/17/2010
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Pinworm Infection

Can affect people of all ages and economic status

12/15/2010
Food Poisoning Hits 1 in 6 Americans Each Year: CDC

Numbers have fallen since 1999, but that could be due to better-quality reporting, agency says

12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/8/2010
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases

Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

12/3/2010
Research Finds Not All HIV Affects Immune System Same Way

In some cases, virus has mutations that keep it from killing immune cells, study finds

12/3/2010
Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says

Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

12/3/2010
Species Extinctions May Spell Trouble for Human Health

Scientists warn that loss of plants, animals could increase spread of infectious diseases

12/2/2010
Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings

Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

12/1/2010
Hair Stylists Mobilize to Snip Away Ignorance of HIV/AIDS

Hairdressers Against AIDS campaign launched to promote stylist-client chats across U.S.

12/1/2010
Hospital-Acquired Infections a Serious Threat to ICU Patients: Study

But antibiotic resistance only increases death risk slightly

11/30/2010
Toxins from Staph Bacteria Disrupt Immune System

'Superantigens' unleash a furious T-cell response, illness, say researchers

11/30/2010
Record Number of Americans Tested for HIV

Still, more than 200,000 don't know they're infected, CDC says

11/29/2010
Peripheral Arterial Surgery Outcomes Worse for Women: Study

Higher risk of death, complications compared with men, researchers found

11/29/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Mastoiditis?

Common signs of the infection

11/23/2010
Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV

Study found Truvada could cut risk by 73 percent in people who took it faithfully

11/23/2010
Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection

Suggestions for what to do

11/18/2010
Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges

Knowing when to use, refuse can help prevent deadly 'superbugs'

11/16/2010
Antibiotics a Mixed Bag for Kids' Ear Infections: Analysis

The number of kids who benefit is similar to the number experiencing side effects, researchers find

11/15/2010
Sponges, Surgical Tools Sometimes Left in Kids After Operation

Such mishaps are rare but to family 'one event like this is too many,' study author says

11/9/2010
Uniform Methods Urged for Grading Hospital Report Cards

Inconsistent surveillance practices threaten validity of rankings, researchers say

11/6/2010
New Malaria Drug Proves Effective in Study of African Children

Artesunate should replace quinine as the treatment of choice worldwide, researchers say

11/5/2010
Many U.S. Travelers Uninformed About Health Risks Abroad

Only 54% heading to poorer nations sought advice about potential risks before flying, survey found

11/3/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Illness From Infected Pets

Suggestions to reduce your risk

11/2/2010
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold

Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

10/29/2010
Many Parents in the Dark About Drug-Resistant Infections: Study

Efforts to educate, reassure caregivers will benefit kids with MRSA, researchers say

10/26/2010
Brain Deficits Higher in Seniors Who Survive Blood Poisoning

Severe sepsis raises odds of some brain impairment, researchers say

10/24/2010
MRSA Strain With Outbreak Potential Among Reports at Disease Conference

Presentations also track antibiotic prescriptions, new drugs

10/22/2010
New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

Adenovirus strain is under study but experts say there's no immediate cause for alarm

10/22/2010
Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research

Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

10/18/2010
Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk

But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/14/2010
Too Few Adults Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough: CDC

Those who skip Tdap shot put unvaccinated babies at risk for potentially deadly infection, experts say

10/13/2010
Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies

Current treatment may cause drug resistance later

10/12/2010
Scientists Identify Molecular Blueprint for Lyme Disease

The discovery may eventually speed effort to prevent, treat it, researchers say

10/12/2010
Non-Prescription 'Fashion' Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes

Lenses should be fitted by a professional to prevent damage, expert says