Misc. Infections News

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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

4/9/2010
Hepatitis C Tied to Higher Kidney Cancer Risk

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

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