Misc. Infections News

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8/10/2007
Last Flu Season Was Mild, But Child Deaths Worrying

Dangerous co-infection with drug-resistant staph is on the rise, CDC says

8/10/2007
Health Tip: Treating a Bedsore

Relieve pressure on the injured area

8/7/2007
Limits on Social Contact Helped Fight Flu Pandemic

Quarantines, school closings could be valuable in a future threat, study of 1918 influenza epidemic finds.

8/7/2007
Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations

Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

8/3/2007
Scientists Probe How HIV Infection Turns Into AIDS

They've devised a new model that could point to better drug targets

8/2/2007
8/1/2007
TB Gene Tweak Could Bring Better Vaccines

Animals showed fewer tuberculosis bacteria after the maneuver, researchers say

8/1/2007
CDC's 'Preteen Vaccine' Campaign Aimed at Parents

It explains what shots are needed for 11- and 12-year-olds

7/25/2007
Early HIV Therapy Boosts Children's Survival

Treating babies soon after birth is clearly effective, African study finds

7/23/2007
More Hospital Nurses Mean Fewer Infections

As staffing levels declined, pneumonia cases rose, study found

7/22/2007
Tattoos Can Be Troublesome to Remove

Experts offer tips on picking more easily erased types, locations

7/19/2007
One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

7/19/2007
Health Tip: Treating an Ingrown Toenail

Early care can prevent infection

7/19/2007
Botulism Linked to Canned Hot Dog Chili Sauce

U.S. health officials warn consumers to throw away products

7/18/2007
Health Tip: Cleaning a Cut

Reduce your risk of infection

7/17/2007
Bacterial Colitis on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

Number of patients with the illness continues to climb, study finds

7/14/2007
Pack Health Into Your Summer Holiday

A few expert tips can help bring peace of mind

7/13/2007
Clinicians Clash Over New Lyme Disease Guidelines

The sticking point is appropriate use of antibiotics -- and for how long

7/11/2007
Inflammatory Genes Raise Lung Cancer Risk

2 variants alter immune system's response to infection, cell damage, study finds

7/10/2007
Antibiotics Won't Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Kids: Study

In fact, preventive use could spur drug resistance, researchers say

7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/3/2007
TB Patient Has Less Dangerous Strain: CDC

But MDR-TB is still potentially lethal, and agency's actions were justified, official says

7/3/2007
FDA OKs Generic, OTC Versions of Foot Fungus Drug

Lamisil fights toenail fungus and athlete's foot

7/2/2007
Scientists Spot Antibodies That Could Fight SARS

They offer means of attack against the virus should it re-emerge

6/28/2007
New Test Identifies More Cervical Cancers

But one expert wonders if it would be cost-effective

6/28/2007
CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens

New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

6/27/2007
Needlestick Injuries Common Among Surgery Students

Incidents that could pass on HIV, hepatitis often go unreported, study finds

6/26/2007
Babies Shed Light on 'Friendly' Bacteria

By analyzing early stool, scientists learn how these gut bugs thrive

6/26/2007
Blood Protein Could Predict ICU Patients' Death Risk

'Protein C' is a marker of inflammation and organ dysfunction, researchers say

6/26/2007
1.2 Million U.S. Patients Get Resistant Staph Each Year

Basic infection control can help stop the deadly bug, experts say

6/25/2007
SARS May Have Left Mental Scars

Canadian patients showed declines in emotional health one year later, study found

6/22/2007
Genes Raise Post-Vaccination Fever Risk

Findings apply to the smallpox shot, and perhaps other vaccines, too

6/18/2007
Veterinarians Could Be First to Get Bird Flu

They should be high on the list for any effective vaccine, experts say

6/13/2007
Older Antifungal Still a Good Choice Against Tough Infections

Fluconazole usually performs as well as newer, more expensive drugs, study finds

6/12/2007
FDA Steps Up Oversight of Body Parts Companies

Inspections said to show no risk to transplant patients from tissue taken from cadavers

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/8/2007
No Proof Long-Term Antibiotics Fight Nervous System Lyme Disease

Neurologist's group say the drugs can help fight nerve damage in the short-term

6/7/2007
Flu Shot Kick-Starts Fetal Immune System

Findings back theory that neonatal system can respond to environmental exposures

6/3/2007
U.S. to Probe Role of CDC Expert in TB Saga

CDC investigating actions of one of its own microbiologists, whose son-in-law traveled with dangerous TB.

6/1/2007
Smoking, Sleeplessness Tough on Oral Health

Getting more shut-eye and quitting cigarettes improves gums, study shows

6/1/2007
VA Hospitals Do Well in Preventing Catheter Infections

Other centers may need to adhere more closely to guidelines, experts say

6/1/2007
TB Patient Apologizes, But Defends Actions

Atlanta lawyer insists he was told he wasn't a health threat; search continues for fellow airline travelers

5/31/2007
Nurses' Working Conditions Tied to Patient Infections

Higher hospital staffing levels reduce risk of problems, study finds

5/31/2007
TB Patient Enters Denver Hospital for Treatment

He is a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer whose father-in-law is a U.S. government TB expert; search continues for fellow airline passengers

5/30/2007
Experts Disagree on Whether TB Patient Needed to Be Isolated

U.S. health officials still seeking airline passengers who could have been infected

5/29/2007
Hospital Study Shows Steep Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

Chicago experience highlights the emerging danger, experts say

5/23/2007
Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk

Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

5/22/2007
New Drugs, Better Care Can Beat Malaria

Studies show what can be done to fight a global killer

5/21/2007
Gel Made From Patient's Own Blood Aids Healing

Topical treatment closed wounds faster, could have post-operative applications

5/18/2007
Hepatitis C Infection Hampers Liver Transplant Success

But uninfected organ recipients are doing better than ever, study finds