Misc. Infections News

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Tumors, Infections Found by Accident in Clinical Trials

Suspicious findings seen in nearly 40 percent of cases, but not all benefit from treatment, researchers say

Timely News Reports Can Help Slow Pandemics: Analysis

Media coverage of advice from public health officials seems to reduce severity of outbreaks

High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk From General Surgery

Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say

Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.

Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S. Shores

But the nation already has its own version of this antibiotic-resistant bacteria, CDC says

Hand Washing Habit Finally Catching On: U.S. Study

Hygiene has improved since 2007, but most still don't wash after coughing, sneezing

Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers

AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains

Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

Former Egg Farm Employees Say Their Complaints Were Ignored: Report

U.S. Agriculture Department spokesman said inspectors don't recall anyone raising concerns

Bedbug Nation: Critters Make a Comeback

'Hitchhiking' with human travelers, they're spurring anxiety across the United States

Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate

Health experts say it has potential to greatly improve treatment of the respiratory disease

FDA Finds Rodents, Manure Piles at Farms in Egg Recall

Agency official cites 'failure to manage waste' at sources of salmonella outbreak

Chicken Feed May Be Source of Salmonella in Egg Recall: FDA

Positive samples turn up at Iowa farms involved in outbreak

CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu

Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections

Ob-gyn group says action will prevent infections and not harm newborns

More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Condition afflicts a million Americans, but cause, treatments remain elusive

Hepatitis E Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective

Ongoing research suggests it's a potent form of protection against infection

HIV in Blood Different Than in Semen, Scientists Say

More study needed to determine if finding plays a role in transmission

More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

Reminders Spur Hospital Staff to Remove Patient Catheters

Systems that promote timely action can cut rate of urinary tract infections, researchers say

Antibiotic Sponges Don't Benefit Heart Surgery Patients: Study

U.S. research finds no improvement in infection rates during trial

Lax Hand Washing Helps Drive Many Foodborne Illnesses

CDC report finds chicken, beef and leafy greens prime sources of these outbreaks

Stem Cell Treatment May Offer Hope Against Fatal Skin Disorder

Therapy's potential could extend beyond care of epidermolysis bullosa, researchers say

Some Monkeys Naturally Resist AIDS, Research Shows

Even a high viral load doesn't cause the disease to develop in sooty mangabeys, scientists found

Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

Repeated Ear Infections Seem to Plague White Kids, Poor Kids

Possible reasons include culture, access to health care, researcher suggests

Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections On the Decline, CDC Says

Better infection control may have antibiotic-resistant Staph on the run, experts say

Your Pet's Food Dish Could Serve Up Salmonella

Study tracks the gut bugs' progress from tainted dry food to children's tummies

Adding Third Drug May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment

Study shows promise, but experts say questions remain, including issues of viral resistance

Breast Abscesses Linked to Smoking, Nipple Piercings

Other major risk factors include obesity and diabetes, study shows

Health Tip: Things That Raise Your Risk of Thrush

Watching out for a yeast infection of the mouth and tongue

Bat Species Facing Regional Extinction From Fungal Disease

Millions of bats have died over the last 4 years from 'white-nose syndrome,' research shows

Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth

One woman's experience suggests a risk; other potential problems include gum trauma, infection

Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern

Five states involved, with California seeing largest epidemic in 50 years, officials say

H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.

Not clear yet where 46 cases in Florida came from, CDC official says

Anesthesia's Role in Hip, Knee Replacement Infections Studied

Greater risk noted in patients who had general versus spinal/epidural method, researchers say

Avoid Mosquito Bites to Prevent Dengue Fever in Florida: Expert

Advice to cut risk includes using bug spray with DEET, eliminating still water sources

Dangerous Fungus Now Endemic in Pacific Northwest: CDC

The emerging fungal infection can be deadly, but many mild cases may go unnoticed, expert says

Many HIV-Exposed Infants in Africa Don't Get Protective Drug, Study Shows

Only half got minimal dose at clinics studied; expanded global programs urged

Screening for Sepsis Could Save Lives, Researchers Say

Emergency surgery, co-existing illness, age over 60 linked to deadly blood infection, study found

Poverty Driving HIV's Spread Among Urban Heterosexuals: Report

Infection rates climb as income falls, regardless of race/ethnicity, CDC says

Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows

When used consistently before and after sex, antiretroviral halved chances of transmission

Aggressive Drug Therapy May Help Slow Spread of AIDS

Infections in British Columbia cut in half since regimen introduced in 1996, study finds

Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials

Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say

Computers Help Beat Hospital Infections

Hospitals with automated surveillance systems can better respond to outbreaks, survey suggests

Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito

Gene-tweaked insect can't be infected by parasite that spurs the disease, researchers say

Dengue Infection Re-Emerges in Florida: CDC

5 percent of Key West residents tested were exposed to mosquito-borne virus in 2009

Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say