Misc. Infections News

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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

12/17/2007
Health Tip: Cuticle Care

Help prevent nail infections

12/17/2007
Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007

12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

12/13/2007
Fibers in Semen Help HIV Penetrate Cells

The chances of infection are boosted 50-fold to 100,000-fold, study finds

12/13/2007
Common Infant Vaccine Recalled

Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

12/12/2007
Steroid Fails to Ease Meningitis in Trials

But results from Asia, Africa may not apply to patients in the West, experts say

12/12/2007
Obesity Weakens Immune Response

Study found fat mice had harder time fighting gum disease

12/10/2007
Unrelated Cord Blood Helps Infants With Metabolic Disorders

It's a viable option with lower risk of complications, study finds

12/7/2007
Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

12/6/2007
Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

12/5/2007
Newly HIV-Infected Gay Men Select Other Infected Partners

Study finds men engaging in unprotected sex, but with those already carrying the virus

12/3/2007
Germ-Fighting Inhaler Could Fend Off Bioterror Agents

Makers say it may protect first responders, or people with weak immune systems

11/29/2007
Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu

Data review finds they're best at keeping individuals safe

11/22/2007
Cranberry Sauce May Be Healthy Treat

Science is revealing how berry helps ward off infection

11/19/2007
Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

Close monitoring and treatment may often be the smarter choice, study suggests