Misc. Infections News

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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

4/21/2008
Review Urges Aggressive MRSA Screening for Health Workers

Even good adherence to infection control did not entirely prevent transmission, study finds

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