Misc. Infections News

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9/21/2009
Binge Drinking May Encourage Infection

Immune system weakened for at least 24 hours after boozing, study finds

9/21/2009
1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids

But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

9/18/2009
1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October

Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

9/18/2009
Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts

Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

9/18/2009
Progress Made Toward Vaccine for Urinary Infections

Tests on mice show success against E. coli, a common cause

9/17/2009
Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients

Risk of viral infection can be cut in half with 6 months of treatment, study finds

9/17/2009
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd

But there are ways to reduce your risk even in close quarters, experts say

9/16/2009
Hepatitis B Vaccination Protects Against Liver Cancer

Immunization program for newborns has lasting effects beyond childhood, researchers say

9/15/2009
Antibiotics Bought Easily on the Internet

Study found 138 sites that sold them illegally, without a prescription

9/15/2009
FDA Approves 4 Swine Flu Vaccines

Agency expects first batches to be available within a month

9/14/2009
Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu

Advance planning may help to minimize disruptions, officials say

9/14/2009
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs

But only people with weakened immune systems should worry, study says

9/11/2009
Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine

U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

9/11/2009
Actress Helps Promote New Campaign for Meningitis Vaccine

Rare, often deadly, infection tends to strike young adults, expert says

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

9/11/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Offers Protection: Studies

Findings could expand vaccine supply and speed immunity, experts say

9/10/2009
Get Your Vaccine for Seasonal Flu, Experts Urge

The regular winter scourge poses a potential threat, just like swine flu

9/10/2009
Swine Flu Shots May Come Too Late to Stem Fall Outbreak: Study

Scientists' projections have infections peaking in mid-October, ahead of vaccine delivery

9/9/2009
MRSA May Succumb to Honey

Anti-microbial benefits of New Zealand variety extend to staph infections, researchers say

9/9/2009
Scientists Find Clue to Dangerous Side Effect of MS Drug

Tysabri appears to awaken dormant, common virus that crosses over into brain

9/9/2009
Study Shows 1% of Americans Have Been Infected With West Nile

Virus typically produces mild infection, but severe reactions can result

9/8/2009
Antiviral Drugs Should Be Used Cautiously to Fight Flu, U.S. Says

Most people won't need medicines like Tamiflu or Relenza, according to CDC

9/8/2009
Blood Test Narrows Down Need for Antibiotics

Could lead to better treatment decisions for respiratory infections, experts say

9/8/2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread

Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

9/8/2009
Virus May Drive Some Prostate Cancers

Testing for XMRV might help spot more aggressive disease, experts say

9/8/2009
Even Mild Infections Hasten Decline With Alzheimer's

They speed memory loss as much as 10-fold, researchers find

9/4/2009
U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs

Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

9/4/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe: Experts

So far, trials show no problems and shot should be as safe as that for seasonal flu, officials say

9/4/2009
Giving Swine Flu Drug by IV Could Save Lives

British case supports using Relenza in this as-yet-unapproved form, experts say

9/3/2009
Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions

But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

9/3/2009
Discoveries Brighten Search for AIDS Vaccine

Two antibodies appear effective against HIV subtypes worldwide, team says

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

9/1/2009
Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study

Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains

8/28/2009
Study Details Swine Flu Transmission Rates

Every infected person puts 1.5 other people at risk, researchers say

8/27/2009
Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young

But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

8/24/2009
Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu

But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

8/21/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe in Early Trials

No worrisome side effects so far, U.S. officials say; flu infections continue to be mild

8/20/2009
Swine Flu May Not Close College Classrooms: CDC

Unless situation becomes severe, simple steps could reduce outbreak's impact, agency says

8/19/2009
Businesses Need Swine Flu Action Plan, U.S. Says

Employers must prepare now for more sick workers, new federal guidelines say

8/18/2009
Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections

Decline seen as sign of progress against drug-resistant bacteria

8/17/2009
Genetic Discovery May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment

Finding will help predict patient response to therapy, researchers say

8/14/2009
Backyard Raccoon 'Latrines' Harbor Hidden Dangers

Transmission of infectious parasite, though rare, can damage the brain, experts say

8/14/2009
Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School

Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

8/11/2009
Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts

Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe

8/10/2009
Staph Infection May Follow People Home From Hospital

But MRSA transmission did not cause infection among caregivers in study

8/7/2009
Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

8/7/2009
School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

8/6/2009
Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions

8/5/2009
Scientists Decode HIV Genome

Breakthrough finding shows virus carries huge RNA genetic code

8/5/2009
Health Tip: Treating a Superficial Cut

What to do if the wound isn't serious