Misc. Infections News

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1/20/2009
More Peanut Butter Products Join Recall List

More companies pull products from shelves as FDA advises consumers not to eat anything but jars of peanut butter while salmonella probe continues

1/19/2009
MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria moving beyond hospital setting, study finds

1/19/2009
Peanut Butter Product Recalls Mount

More companies pull products from shelves as FDA advises consumers not to eat anything but jars of peanut butter while salmonella probe continues

1/18/2009
FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Peanut Butter Products

Agency advises against everything but jars of peanut butter as salmonella probe widens; more companies issue recall notices for products; toll at 470 sickened, 6 dead, in 43 states and Canada

1/18/2009
HIV Drug a Double-Edged Sword for Infants

Nevirapine protects during breast-feeding, but resistant disease can develop in first year, study shows

1/16/2009
Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival

Study suggests future treatments should focus on wider view of antibacterial defenses

1/15/2009
Kellogg Halts Sales of Peanut Butter Crackers

Cereal giant calls action 'precautionary' as salmonella outbreak probe continues; 5 deaths now linked; victim count up to 430 in 43 states

1/14/2009
Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm

Study finds it has led to a considerable reduction in infection rates

1/14/2009
Hispanics Respond Poorly to Standard Hepatitis C Therapy

They and blacks still share outcome disparities in treatment of liver disease, study says

1/14/2009
More Peanut Butter Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak

Va. company issues nationwide recall as number of people sickened in outbreak rises to 425 in 43 states; 3 deaths appear linked

1/13/2009
U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says

1/13/2009
Diagnostic Approved to Detect C. diff

An infection commonly acquired in hospitals

1/13/2009
Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

1/13/2009
Minn. Confirms Tainted Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak

Health officials report genetic match; Ohio distributor recalls two King Nut brands; CDC says more than 400 in 43 states sickened

1/12/2009
Lack of Sleep Linked to Common Cold

Getting less than seven hours a night boosts your risk, study found

1/12/2009
Peanut Butter Recalled as Salmonella Search Continues

Ohio distributor issues recall of King Nut brand after Minn. officials find bacteria in one container; almost 400 Americans in 42 states have been sickened

1/9/2009
Officials Still Seek Source of Salmonella Outbreak

Almost 400 Americans in 42 states have been sickened

1/9/2009
Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

1/7/2009
Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease

1/6/2009
More Than 60,000 Patients Risked Hepatitis Infections

Poor infection-control practices to blame, U.S. study finds

1/2/2009
To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away

Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

12/31/2008
Preventive Use of Antibiotics Cuts ICU Deaths

Dutch researchers admit more review is needed on potential antibiotic resistance

12/25/2008
Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips

Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises

12/17/2008
Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

Survey finds overpayments to some countries where data doesn't match WHO reports

12/15/2008
Immune System Works Better at Night

Greater success fighting infection than during the day, study says

12/12/2008
'Airport Malaria' Risk Rising With Global Warming

Researchers say once inhospitable climes becoming more conducive to spread

12/12/2008
Leprosy Lingers in the U.S.

But American physicians often overlook the illness, delaying diagnosis

12/9/2008
Fewer HIV-Infected Americans Passing the Virus On

Transmission rates have fallen 88% since 1984, study finds

12/8/2008
Half-Dose Flu Shot Works Well in Young Adults

The finding could greatly expand the supply of the seasonal vaccine, experts say

12/5/2008
Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students

Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

12/3/2008
Hepatitis C Therapy Useless for Some

Those who don't respond at first not helped by maintenance treatment, study shows

12/1/2008
FDA Touts Efforts to Enhance Food Safety

Critics see problems with the agency's goals, commitment and resources

12/1/2008
Antibiotics Largest Cause of Drug-Induced Liver Damage

Prescription meds, supplements can also trigger acute organ failure, study says

11/27/2008
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated

Study finds germs appear even in the presence of disinfecting solutions

11/27/2008
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Their high acid content inhibits bacterial growth, experts say

11/26/2008
Improper Microwaving Led to Pot Pie-Salmonella Outbreak

CDC urges clearer cooking instructions to protect consumers

11/25/2008
Live Chickens on Trucks Could Transmit Dangerous Germs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cars traveling behind tractor-trailers carrying fowl

11/21/2008
Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma

Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

11/20/2008
CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine

The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children

11/18/2008
China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread

Human-to-human transfer caused by contact with blood, respiratory secretion

11/11/2008
Drug-Resistant TB Declines in United States

Number of XDR-TB cases down to only 2 in 2007, CDC reports

11/6/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues

Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

11/5/2008
Health Tip: After Your Child is Born

Spot warning signs of umbilical cord infection

11/4/2008
Women's Hands Home to More Types of Germs

But all palms contain 100 times the bacteria assumed, scientists say

11/3/2008
Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

10/31/2008
Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases

Study found people thought certain illnesses were more dangerous if publicized

10/31/2008
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks

Without doctor's advice, cat's-eyes, color contacts boost odds of bacterial infection

10/29/2008
Threat From Infectious Diseases Growing

Report points to globalization, drug resistance and climate change as culprits

10/28/2008
High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly

Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

10/28/2008
Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia

One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found