Misc. Infections News

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4/21/2008
4/17/2008
Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years

Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says

4/11/2008
T-Cell Duplication Delayed Up to 3 Days After Infection

Finding challenges conventional theory on how immune system responds to invaders

4/11/2008
Few Countries on Track to Curb Maternal, Child Mortality Rates

Global initiative stymied by shortage of money, human resources, analysis concludes

4/10/2008
Irradiation Almost Erases Risk of Food Poisoning

Salmonella, E. coli bacteria dramatically reduced with this method, researchers find

4/10/2008
Foodborne Illnesses Remain Constant in U.S.

More needs to be done to extend safety practices, CDC reports

4/9/2008
Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse

Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

4/8/2008
Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported

But health experts say the report from China is no cause for alarm

4/7/2008
Gator Blood May Be New Source of Antibiotics

Early research shows proteins from the reptiles can fight off 'superbugs'

4/6/2008
Mud Harnessed to Fight Infections

Researchers searched world, found 3 clays that beat back toughest germs

4/4/2008
Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice

Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people

3/26/2008
Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations

3/25/2008
DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

3/21/2008
Some Facelift Patients Infected With MRSA 'Superbug'

Though numbers are small, the trend is worrisome, study says

3/19/2008
Community-Based Staph Pneumonia More Common Than Thought

Many cases are linked to drug-resistant bacteria, CDC study finds

3/14/2008
Don't Prescribe Antibiotics for Adult Sinus Woes

Most doctors can't discern when drugs will work, and when they won't, analysis finds

3/12/2008
Woman and Cat Shared 'Super Bug'

Researchers think it's likely woman was first infected with dangerous germ

3/11/2008
Universal Screening for MRSA in Hospitals Made Little Difference

Swiss study found standard infection control was just as effective

3/9/2008
Planning for Health Emergencies Eases Stress of Family Travel

Think ahead, expert says, to enjoy vacations when unexpected illness arises

2/29/2008
Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once

Findings hint epidemic is not unique to present, afflicted humans' primate ancestors

2/28/2008
Gene Expression Differences Affect Drug Response

Finding may point to new disease treatments in various populations

2/27/2008
Two Drugs Found Equal in Treatment of Septic Shock

But vasopressin might be slightly better than norepinephrine in less severe cases

2/27/2008
Vaccine Protects Monkeys from Ebola, Marburg Viruses

The shots do not rely on whole, live strains, the US team notes

2/27/2008
Research May Yield New Weapons Against Sepsis

The severe blood infection kills more than 33,000 Americans per year, experts say

2/27/2008
Some Countries May Have Slowed Bird Flu's Spread

Strains from China didn't make it to Vietnam, Thailand, study finds

2/20/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Overuse

Help reduce antibiotic resistance

2/19/2008
2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu

The findings could aid investigation of current bird flu, experts say

2/12/2008
Corneal Transplants Can Carry Infection Risk

Risk is small and should not deter people from having the surgery, experts say

2/8/2008
Blacks More Likely to Die of Severe Sepsis

Analysis shows they're twice as likely as whites or Hispanics to develop condition

2/2/2008
U.S. Unlikely to Meet Target for TB Elimination

Survey says latent infections among immigrants, minorities, poor thwart reaching 2010 benchmark

1/24/2008
Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered

Bacterial nitric oxide protects pathogen from immune system attacks

1/24/2008
Infection With Common Parasite Raises Schizophrenia Risk

Findings show toxoplasma, carried by cats and farm animals, precedes mental illness

1/24/2008
Pet Turtles Linked to Rise in Salmonella Infections

They're banned for sale by law, yet many parents are unaware of health risks, experts say

1/24/2008
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Trial

First test in country where disease is endemic produced strong results

1/22/2008
Implants Double Infection Risk After Breast Reconstruction

More must be done to help women avoid painful, costly complications, researchers say

1/21/2008
One Strain Behind Epidemic of Staph Infections

Government study found most MRSA infections in community linked to single evolving bacterium

1/20/2008
Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges

Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises

1/15/2008
Gay Men More Likely to Contract 'Superbug'

Sexually active most likely to get highly resistant MRSA strain, study finds

1/15/2008
MS Drug Tysabri Approved for Crohn's Disease

But the drug comes with serious risks, FDA notes

1/10/2008
New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified

Finding could lead to treatments for when antiviral drugs fail

1/9/2008
Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective

Studies find corticosteroids, insulin don't combat mortality

1/3/2008
Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards

Norovirus can live on surfaces for several days, experts say

1/3/2008
Rapid Test for MRSA Approved

Quickly detects deadly staph bacterium

1/3/2008
Study Spotlights a Natural Infection Fighter

The body produces its own hydrogen peroxide, but it must be kept in balance

1/2/2008
Health Departments Slow to Respond to Disease Outbreaks

Researchers posing as doctors often waited hours after calling emergency hotlines

1/1/2008
Health Tip: Cosmetics Safety

Prevent infection or irritation from makeup

12/27/2007
Lower Body Temps Increase Blood Loss During Surgery

Analysis of 40 years' data shows somewhat risky transfusions often necessary

12/21/2007
Health Tip: Breast Infections

More common in women who breast-feed

12/20/2007
Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema

Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note

12/20/2007
Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC

Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say