Misc. Infections News

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10/8/2009
Retrovirus May Be at Root of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Study finds two-thirds of those with the mysterious illness infected with XMRV

10/8/2009
In Some Cities, Spring Swine Flu May Be Easing Fall Outbreak

Immunity from prior exposure may make H1N1's return less severe, experts say

10/7/2009
Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

10/6/2009
Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives

Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

10/6/2009
Transplant Patients Should Be Monitored for Ear Infection

Transplantation failure can result from symptomless otitis media, research finds

10/2/2009
Dental Plaque Buildup May Raise Heart Risk in Black Men

White blood cell activity increases in these patients when oral hygiene is neglected, study finds

10/1/2009
Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say

Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

10/1/2009
28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC

Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

10/1/2009
Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage

Report finds demand could exceed supply in 15 states

9/30/2009
Study Debunks Link Between Strep and Brain Disorders

Infection rates are found to be no higher among those with OCD or Tourette syndrome

9/30/2009
Non-AIDS-Related Cancers Growing Among HIV Patients

Possible reasons for increased rates explored by researchers

9/29/2009
1918 Flu Closings May Provide Lessons for Today

Cities weighing swine flu school closures should review past practices, researchers say

9/25/2009
Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match

Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

9/24/2009
Experimental AIDS Vaccine Delivers Good News

Thai trial is first test in humans to show vaccine can work against HIV

9/24/2009
Infant Head-Flattening Linked to Ear Infections

Recommended back-sleeping could have downside, study suggests

9/23/2009
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away

Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

9/22/2009
Global Cooperation Urged to Control Species-Crossing Disease

Goal is to prevent zoonotic infection rather than just track outbreaks, experts say

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