Misc. Infections News

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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

12/16/2009
Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections

Experts caution, though, that no direct link has been found

12/11/2009
Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall

Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

12/10/2009
New DNA Test Could Speed Time to Sepsis Diagnosis

Method saves an average 18 hours over conventional blood culture, research shows

12/10/2009
Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC

Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

12/8/2009
Swine Flu Pandemic May Be Less Severe Than Expected

Data indicates that, while serious, virus impact predicted to be mild

12/4/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Wane

Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

12/3/2009
Cervarix Proves Effective Against HPV for Over 6 Years

Vaccine protected volunteers from virus linked to cervical cancer

12/2/2009
Smokers Inhaling Germs With Each Cigarette

Study finds myriad microbes in tobacco, but risk is unclear

12/1/2009
Half of ICU Patients Suffer From Infections

Highest rates seen in Central and South America, study finds

12/1/2009
Swine Flu Waning, But Could Return

CDC urges H1N1 vaccination because pandemic's course remains unpredictable

11/30/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline

But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

11/25/2009
Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young

On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

11/24/2009
MRSA Creeping Into Hospitals From the Outside

Community-associated strains have increased sevenfold, study finds

11/20/2009
Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.

But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

11/18/2009
Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant

Study finds low level shedding may be continuous, infection state unclear

11/16/2009
Immunity to Swine Flu May Be Broader Than Thought

And that may explain why the disease hasn't posed more problems, study says

11/12/2009
22 Million Sickened by Swine Flu in 6 Months

Revised estimation method gives clearer picture of pandemic, CDC says

11/12/2009
My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu

Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

11/11/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Found in Canadian Father

Latest case underscores need to use the antiviral properly, experts say

11/10/2009
Common Infections May Contribute to Strokes

But researchers not exactly sure how pathogens raise risk of brain attack

11/6/2009
Most Who Want Swine Flu Shot Can't Get It

CDC says 38 million doses now available, with 8 million more due next week

11/6/2009
Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At

After witnessing a sneeze, people worry more about flu, heart attacks, accidents and crime, study finds

11/5/2009
Germs Mingle Most on Palms, Feet, Forearms

Body-wide survey also finds unique mix of bacteria for each person

11/5/2009
Swine Flu Virus Dominant Strain Worldwide: WHO

Agency says pathogen continues to target younger adults, producing mild-to-moderate illness

11/5/2009
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe

Recent reports of H1N1 in a cat or pigs are likely very rare, experts say

11/3/2009
Severe Swine Flu Can Kill Young, Old Alike

Seniors may carry some immunity, but more likely to die if hospitalized, study finds

11/3/2009
CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive

Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

11/2/2009
Virulent Strain of MRSA Resists Treatment

Type that causes bloodstream infections can be quickly fatal, study finds

10/30/2009
Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat

Studies show it's worsening while there are few new drugs in pipeline

10/30/2009
At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu

Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

10/30/2009
Traveling While on Dialysis Could Be Risky

Chances of infection, anemia and more go up, study finds

10/30/2009
Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More

Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

10/30/2009
Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby

Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

10/29/2009
Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months

CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

10/29/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.

Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

10/29/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help Prevent Flu Deaths

But expert says it could be that statins protect heart during infection

10/28/2009
Gene Variants Behind Vulnerability to Yeast Infections

Small studies found two mutations in women who had recurring episodes

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/27/2009
More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon

22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

10/26/2009
Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It

But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

10/26/2009
Sperm May Play Role in Transmission of HIV

Semen isn't the only way men spread virus during sex, new research shows

10/25/2009
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

10/23/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply

Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says