Misc. Infections News

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3/11/2009
Malaria Drug Doesn't Boost Survival Odds With Prion Diseases

Oral quinacrine showed no benefit for brain-wasting disorders such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob

3/6/2009
Are Hospital Mobile Phones Dialing Up Superbugs?

Turkish study finds 95% of headsets contaminated with bacteria that could infect patients

3/3/2009
Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain

Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

2/28/2009
Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health

Just because it's a resort, doesn't mean precautions should be abandoned, experts note

2/26/2009
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

2/24/2009
Most HIV-Infected Prisoners Go Untreated After Release

And that can pose a big public health threat, researchers warn

2/17/2009
MRSA Cases Dropping in Hospital ICUs

Prevention efforts have led to declines of up to 70 percent, CDC researchers say

2/10/2009
Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread

Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

2/4/2009
RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

2/3/2009
U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

1/30/2009
Tracking Down a Salmonella Outbreak

CDC report details how health officials first spotted, chased down source and spread of tainted peanut product

1/29/2009
Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection

Antibiotic-laced bone cement cuts complications that could cost them a limb

1/29/2009
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk

They may share common underlying trait, but connection is vague, study says

1/29/2009
All Products at Georgia Peanut Plant Recalled

Recall covers everything made in the last two years; lawmakers demand criminal probe after U.S. health officials say company sent out questionable peanut products long before salmonella outbreak

1/28/2009
In the World of Germs, Man Bites Dog

Study finds owners had more multiple drug-resistant strains than their pets

1/24/2009
Seventh Salmonella Death Linked to Peanut Products

At least 38 companies across U.S. involved in recalls as salmonella outbreak action continues; Girl Scouts, Hershey and Kraft Foods say their products are safe

1/23/2009
CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

1/23/2009
Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus

Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

1/23/2009
Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry

2 outbreaks highlight the dangers of infection from live birds, report shows

1/21/2009
Salmonella Infection Numbers Still Rising; Recalls Rise Also

NutriSystem, pet food company join grocers and food suppliers in pulling products from shelves as FDA advises consumers not to eat anything but jars of peanut butter while probe continues

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