Misc. Infections News

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8/15/2008
Testosterone Associated With Disease Transmission

Mouse study finds hormone affects behavior, drives spread of contact illness

8/6/2008
Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans

8/5/2008
FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season

The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

8/3/2008
Number of New U.S. HIV Infections Gets Revised Upwards

More precise calculation means total rises 40%, to 56,000 new cases annually, CDC researchers say

8/3/2008
New HIV/AIDS Guidelines Suggest Earlier Treatment

Goal is to reduce number of pills and dosage content, researchers say

8/1/2008
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

8/1/2008
Drug Resistance Is Slowing Global Fight Against TB

Current strategies can't beat this growing challenge, researchers say

7/31/2008
Eradicating Gut Bacteria Improves Stomach Cancer Outcomes

Removing H. pylori left patients two-thirds less likely to suffer recurrence

7/31/2008
Study Explains How Cranberries Prevent Urinary Infections

Juice changes properties of bacteria to form barrier against illness

7/31/2008
Researchers Test New Source for Blood Platelets

Japanese study in mice generates viable particles from embryonic stem cell lines

7/25/2008
Spleen Key Player in Brain's Infection-Fighting Messages

Understanding connection to control immune response may boost sepsis treatment, study says

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

7/22/2008
U.S. Immigrants Bearing More of the TB Burden

But targeted interventions could cut incidence of the respiratory disease

7/21/2008
Women More Likely to Have Second Thoughts on Tattoos

They're much more inclined to have one removed than men, study shows

7/16/2008
New Model Allows Testing of Hepatitis C Treatments

Culture lets scientists infect cells with virus from the blood of infected patients

7/16/2008
Genetic Trait Boosts AIDS Risks in Blacks

Might be responsible for 11% of HIV cases in Africa, researchers say

7/14/2008
Health Tip: Keep Stitches Clean and Dry

Take care of them properly

7/2/2008
New Ear Tube Device Helps Treat Infections Faster

Stainless steel rod reduces time of anesthesia, number of instruments inserted into canal

7/2/2008
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs

Before heading to the gym, take simple steps to avoid the potentially deadly bacteria

6/28/2008
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers

Surgeons group offers tips on how to be footloose and injury-free

6/27/2008
Antibiotics Effective for Vaginal Injury After Childbirth

Small study finds they improve healing of common tissue tears, prevent infection

6/26/2008
'Troubling' Rise in HIV Among Young Gay Men: CDC

New numbers show sharpest increase is among young black males

6/24/2008
MRSA Rates Tied to Hospital Understaffing

In busy units, even basic hand-washing can get lost in rush to treat patients, study says

6/20/2008
Measle's Spread Doesn't Depend on Airways

Instead, certain immune cells may be key, new study shows

6/20/2008
Worldwide War Deaths Underestimated

Three times as many killed as once thought in 50 years of conflicts, new analysis suggests

6/19/2008
Herpes Suppression May Not Prevent HIV Infection

Study with antiviral aciclovir shows no added benefit

6/19/2008
Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide

Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

6/19/2008
False Positives in Oral HIV Test Halt Use in NYC

CDC report traces roots of the problem

6/17/2008
Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes

French researchers say antibodies linked to disease found in Sub-Saharan Africans

6/12/2008
Vaccine Skin Patch Prevents Travelers' Diarrhea

Was 84% effective for most severe cases, researchers report

6/11/2008
New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Whole-virus version safe, effective and can be made quickly, researchers say

6/9/2008
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

6/3/2008
Reuse of Antibacterial Wipes Can Spread Bacteria

Welsh study finds cleansers remove germs but do not kill them on surfaces

6/3/2008
Chronic Stomach Inflammation Boosts Cancer Risk

Damage to DNA could cause cell mutations that lead to disease, study concludes

6/2/2008
Breast-Feeding More Protective for Girls Than Boys

Practice affected need for hospitalization, study finds

5/28/2008
Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms

5/28/2008
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

5/27/2008
Dialysis Catheter Placement Makes Little Difference in Infection Risk

Neck, leg sites similar, but jugular should be choice for patients with higher BMI

5/23/2008
Obese Patients at Greater Infection Risk After Hip Replacement

Those with BMI of 35 or more 10.5 times more likely to experience complications

5/22/2008
Coxsackievirus Infections Spiked in 2007: CDC

The germ usually causes mild disease, but can be life-threatening to newborns

5/21/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food

70 people, many of them young children, were sickened after handling the food, CDC says

5/20/2008
Educational Drive Cut Death Rate From Sepsis

Spanish hospital effort led to better guideline adherence, earlier use of antibiotics for blood infection

5/19/2008
Cosmetic Skin Fillers May Cause Delayed Side Effects

Increasing use of polyalkylimide implant injections leaves skin open to infection, study says

5/19/2008
Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes Cut Down on Infections

Saves money and time spent in intensive care units, researcher says

5/16/2008
Health Tip: Poison Ivy Rash

It can cause more than just irritated skin

5/14/2008
Health Tip: Facts About Fleas

How to recognize and get rid of the pests

5/6/2008
Corticosteroids of Little Use Against Childhood Meningitis

Study finds no significant effect for the more serious, bacterial form of the disease

5/2/2008
Treating Stomach Infection Early Protects Against Cancer

Study finds early use of antibiotics reversed damage caused by H. pylori

4/30/2008
Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies

Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

4/29/2008
1 in 4 U.S. Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated

They either miss shots or get them at the wrong time, CDC study finds