Misc. Infections News

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

What to do if the wound isn't serious

8/3/2009
Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness

8/3/2009
Scientists ID First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

West African woman's infection suggests the virus continues to change

7/31/2009
Immune Systems of AIDS Patients More Prone to HPV Cancers

Link was known, but new study helps explain why

7/30/2009
Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

Contraceptive pills, hormonal injections both seem effective, study says

7/30/2009
Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout

7/29/2009
Resistance to Malaria Drug Reported in Cambodia

Millions at risk if artemisinin treatment becomes ineffective, study says

7/29/2009
Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

7/28/2009
CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

7/24/2009
Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

If proven effective, tamoxifen could be new way to fight Candida

7/23/2009
U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help

7/22/2009
Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

7/22/2009
HIV Drugs Provide Breast-Fed Babies With Some Protection

Treating infected mothers, giving meds to infant both beneficial in African study

7/21/2009
Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

Findings could lead to better therapies for severe forms of the disease

7/20/2009
FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010

Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall

7/18/2009
Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says

7/17/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets

7/16/2009
New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says

7/14/2009
Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles

It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds

7/13/2009
Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System

Finding could lead to better treatment of sepsis, meningitis in newborns

7/9/2009
Respiratory Issues Linger for Smallest Babies

Problems related to low birth weight continue into adulthood, study shows

7/8/2009
New Drug Fights Anthrax Toxin

Raxibacumab being stockpiled for possible anthrax attack, researcher says

7/8/2009
Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

Isolated cases seem mild for now, but future remains uncertain

7/7/2009
U.S. Unveils Stricter Food-Safety Standards

Measures aimed at reducing salmonella and E. coli outbreaks

7/2/2009
Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say

6/26/2009
U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report

6/26/2009
Too Few Americans Get HIV Test Early Enough

Late diagnosis costs lives that could be saved with powerful treatments, CDC says

6/25/2009
1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global trek, officials say

6/25/2009
Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

6/22/2009
HIV 'Atlas' Shows Virus Targeting Minorities

80% of U.S. cases occur in just 20% of counties, report finds

6/22/2009
A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

Resistant staph bacteria is being transmitted between animals and humans, study finds

6/19/2009
Nestlé Recalls Cookie Dough Products

Move comes after FDA reports 66 cases of E. coli infection in 28 states

6/19/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says

Many cases in the Northeast; health-care workers urged to take greater precautions

6/17/2009
Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

More expectant moms being checked, treated so babies aren't infected, study finds

6/17/2009
Lung Enzyme Both Friend and Foe

MMP-12 contributes to emphysema, but also guards against infection, study shows

6/17/2009
New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report

But it's not clear if it's any more dangerous than initial strain

6/16/2009
Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection

Giving antibiotics before operation might improve safety, study finds

6/16/2009
Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids

Rhinosinusitis is one of several causes of syndrome, researchers say

6/12/2009
First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company

Announcement comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic

6/11/2009
Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

'The virus is unstoppable,' WHO director says; U.S. health officials caution that declaration means virus hasn't gotten more severe, just more widespread

6/11/2009
Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds

6/10/2009
WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

H1N1's swift spread in Australia may meet criteria for full alert, agency says

6/10/2009
Finding May Lead to Vaccine for Traveler's Diarrhea

Researchers discover key clues to bacteria's structure

6/5/2009
Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill

Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

6/5/2009
Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal

Component of ancient spice makes cells more resistant to infection, report says

6/4/2009
Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

Experts worry that it could mutate and become more dangerous as it travels from country to country

6/3/2009
Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

International screening program and new drug show promise in studies

6/3/2009
Key to Wound-Healing May Be Explained in Fish Tail

Zebra fish release hydrogen peroxide to call white blood cells to injury site, research shows

6/3/2009
WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic

Reports of infection on the rise in countries such as Australia and Chile; mortality rate remains low

6/2/2009
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States

While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.