Misc. Infections News

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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

1/14/2010
Evolving Strains of HIV May Cause Wave of Drug Resistance

Ease of transmission is cause for concern, researchers say

1/14/2010
No Sign of Superbugs in Isolated Polar Bears

Findings suggest humans are cause for antibiotic resistance in animals

1/8/2010
As Swine Flu Ebbs, Officials Stress Importance of Vaccine

Cases now widespread in just one state, but a resurgence could occur, CDC experts warn

1/7/2010
Pet Frogs Behind Salmonella Outbreak

CDC report counts 85 cases across 31 states

1/7/2010
As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled

Another outbreak is possible, and people need to be vaccinated: CDC

1/6/2010
Two Methods Help Prevent Infections After Surgery

Nasal swabs, skin washes with antiseptics improve odds, studies show

1/3/2010
Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do

Doctors today often opt for pain relief and waiting to see if antibiotics are needed

12/31/2009
Clues to Cancer That Could Wipe Out Tasmanian Devils

Researchers are working on genetic puzzle to try to save the mammals

12/30/2009
Swine Flu Not As Infectious Among Young Adults As First Feared

But younger children were twice as likely to get sick, study of households shows

12/29/2009
Disinfectant Misuse Might Help Germs Resist Antibiotics

But it's unclear if this would happen outside the lab, expert says

12/29/2009
12/24/2009
New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu

Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/23/2009
Kids Can Pass Pneumonia Bug to Older Relatives During Holidays

Getting pneumococcal vaccine is best protection, experts say

12/23/2009
Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

12/22/2009
As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear

About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

12/21/2009
Allergens Worsen Sinusitis

Immediate reaction seen in nasal passages of sufferers, scans find

12/20/2009
Santa Not the Best Role Model for Kids' Health

His personal habits more naughty than nice, public health expert says

12/18/2009
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate

Ointment made with fruit rind fights drug-resistant infections, researchers say

12/18/2009
Post-Surgery Infection Can Add $60,000 to Hospital Bill

Patients often need three more weeks' hospitalization, study finds

12/17/2009
Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu

Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

12/16/2009
Leprosy Genes Identified

Scientists pinpoint seven that increase susceptibility to disease