Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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