Misc. Infections News

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10/28/2008
Older Blood Boosts Chances of Infection in Transfusion Patients

Study found those who received blood that was 29 days or older faced twice the risk

10/27/2008
Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment

Inhibiting protein could yield new drug targets for mucosal fungus found in most people

10/26/2008
Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital

Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

10/25/2008
Don't Lose Sight of Halloween Safety

False lenses, sharp props can make fright night scarier for all, eye group warns

10/24/2008
Breast Milk Molecule Gives Mom's Immunity to Baby

Antibody pathway to mammary glands channels protection against intestinal bugs, study says

10/24/2008
Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold

Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

10/23/2008
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response

Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

10/21/2008
Interventions to Promote Breast-Feeding Succeed

Education before and after birth helps new moms participate, task force says

10/20/2008
HIV Can Re-Emerge From a Single Cell

Findings show patients should take their medications as prescribed

10/17/2008
Disinfectants Can Boost Bacteria's Resistance to Treatment

Misuse of chemicals contributes to hospital-acquired infections, study says

10/16/2008
Health Tip: Take Care of a Blister

To help prevent infection

10/15/2008
Stomach Bacteria Might Guard Against Certain Throat Cancer

H. pylori could help prevent some esophageal adenocarcinomas, study suggests

10/14/2008
Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

10/10/2008
Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria

Since testing is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses could be wrong, study says

10/8/2008
New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed

Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

10/7/2008
For Some Animals, There's No Place at Home

Exotic pets like rodents, reptiles and monkeys can carry disease, report warns

10/1/2008
Latest Research Supports New AIDS Drug

Maraviroc is designed for patients who become resistant to standard therapies

10/1/2008
Program Seeks to Reduce ICU Infections

An estimated 250,000 such illnesses occur each year, CDC says

9/30/2008
Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections

Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

9/29/2008
'Superbug' Test Detects MRSA Faster

Existing diagnostics can take up to 3 days

9/25/2008
9/18/2008
U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year

CDC's new 'do not board' list comes as a surprise to infectious disease experts

9/17/2008
Daycare Infants Less Likely to Develop Asthma

Finding backs 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposure to germs confers protective effect

9/17/2008
Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

9/16/2008
FDA Bars Generic Drugs From Indian Company

Poor manufacturing conditions at 2 plants to blame, agency says

9/11/2008
HIV Infection Rate for Young Black Men 'Alarming:' CDC

Prevention efforts must be targeted to racial and ethnic groups, agency says

9/11/2008
Bacterial Infections May Be Overlooked in SIDS Cases

Toxins could cause 'chemical storm' in infants resulting in death, research suggests

9/10/2008
Special Dyes and Lighting Kill MRSA, Research Shows

But new technologies don't replace basic infection control procedures, expert says

9/9/2008
CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections

Well-informed parents are a child's best defense, official says

8/29/2008
Leave That Ear Wax Alone

New guidelines say most people don't need to remove it

8/28/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Over, U.S. Says

FDA lifts advisory against eating raw Mexican jalapeno and serrano peppers

8/28/2008
Protecting Newborns From a Dangerous Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

8/26/2008
Single Rooms Becoming the Norm in New Hospitals

Trend could reduce spread of infections, medication errors, report says

8/26/2008
Preterm Births Linked to Infection of Amniotic Fluid

Women with highest degree of contagion most likely to deliver earlier, sicker infants, study finds

8/18/2008
Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later

Finding could lead to new strategies for fighting future pandemics, researchers say

8/15/2008
Testosterone Associated With Disease Transmission

Mouse study finds hormone affects behavior, drives spread of contact illness

8/6/2008
Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans

8/5/2008
FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season

The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

8/3/2008
Number of New U.S. HIV Infections Gets Revised Upwards

More precise calculation means total rises 40%, to 56,000 new cases annually, CDC researchers say

8/3/2008
New HIV/AIDS Guidelines Suggest Earlier Treatment

Goal is to reduce number of pills and dosage content, researchers say

8/1/2008
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

8/1/2008
Drug Resistance Is Slowing Global Fight Against TB

Current strategies can't beat this growing challenge, researchers say

7/31/2008
Eradicating Gut Bacteria Improves Stomach Cancer Outcomes

Removing H. pylori left patients two-thirds less likely to suffer recurrence

7/31/2008
Study Explains How Cranberries Prevent Urinary Infections

Juice changes properties of bacteria to form barrier against illness

7/31/2008
Researchers Test New Source for Blood Platelets

Japanese study in mice generates viable particles from embryonic stem cell lines

7/25/2008
Spleen Key Player in Brain's Infection-Fighting Messages

Understanding connection to control immune response may boost sepsis treatment, study says

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

7/22/2008
U.S. Immigrants Bearing More of the TB Burden

But targeted interventions could cut incidence of the respiratory disease

7/21/2008
Women More Likely to Have Second Thoughts on Tattoos

They're much more inclined to have one removed than men, study shows

7/16/2008
New Model Allows Testing of Hepatitis C Treatments

Culture lets scientists infect cells with virus from the blood of infected patients