Misc. Infections News

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11/27/2008
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated

Study finds germs appear even in the presence of disinfecting solutions

11/27/2008
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Their high acid content inhibits bacterial growth, experts say

11/26/2008
Improper Microwaving Led to Pot Pie-Salmonella Outbreak

CDC urges clearer cooking instructions to protect consumers

11/25/2008
Live Chickens on Trucks Could Transmit Dangerous Germs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cars traveling behind tractor-trailers carrying fowl

11/21/2008
Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma

Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

11/20/2008
CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine

The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children

11/18/2008
China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread

Human-to-human transfer caused by contact with blood, respiratory secretion

11/11/2008
Drug-Resistant TB Declines in United States

Number of XDR-TB cases down to only 2 in 2007, CDC reports

11/6/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues

Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

11/5/2008
Health Tip: After Your Child is Born

Spot warning signs of umbilical cord infection

11/4/2008
Women's Hands Home to More Types of Germs

But all palms contain 100 times the bacteria assumed, scientists say

11/3/2008
Earlier Vaccination Could Cut Whooping Cough Deaths

Giving shot 2 weeks earlier reduces the time babies are unprotected by 25%, study says

10/31/2008
Media Affects Public Perception of Infectious Diseases

Study found people thought certain illnesses were more dangerous if publicized

10/31/2008
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks

Without doctor's advice, cat's-eyes, color contacts boost odds of bacterial infection

10/29/2008
Threat From Infectious Diseases Growing

Report points to globalization, drug resistance and climate change as culprits

10/28/2008
High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly

Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

10/28/2008
Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia

One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found

10/28/2008
Older Blood Boosts Chances of Infection in Transfusion Patients

Study found those who received blood that was 29 days or older faced twice the risk

10/27/2008
Genetic Approach Boosts Yeast Infection Treatment

Inhibiting protein could yield new drug targets for mucosal fungus found in most people

10/26/2008
Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital

Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

10/25/2008
Don't Lose Sight of Halloween Safety

False lenses, sharp props can make fright night scarier for all, eye group warns

10/24/2008
Breast Milk Molecule Gives Mom's Immunity to Baby

Antibody pathway to mammary glands channels protection against intestinal bugs, study says

10/24/2008
Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold

Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

10/23/2008
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response

Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

10/21/2008
Interventions to Promote Breast-Feeding Succeed

Education before and after birth helps new moms participate, task force says

10/20/2008
HIV Can Re-Emerge From a Single Cell

Findings show patients should take their medications as prescribed

10/17/2008
Disinfectants Can Boost Bacteria's Resistance to Treatment

Misuse of chemicals contributes to hospital-acquired infections, study says

10/16/2008
Health Tip: Take Care of a Blister

To help prevent infection

10/15/2008
Stomach Bacteria Might Guard Against Certain Throat Cancer

H. pylori could help prevent some esophageal adenocarcinomas, study suggests

10/14/2008
Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

10/10/2008
Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria

Since testing is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses could be wrong, study says

10/8/2008
New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed

Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

10/7/2008
For Some Animals, There's No Place at Home

Exotic pets like rodents, reptiles and monkeys can carry disease, report warns

10/1/2008
Latest Research Supports New AIDS Drug

Maraviroc is designed for patients who become resistant to standard therapies

10/1/2008
Program Seeks to Reduce ICU Infections

An estimated 250,000 such illnesses occur each year, CDC says

9/30/2008
Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections

Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

9/29/2008
'Superbug' Test Detects MRSA Faster

Existing diagnostics can take up to 3 days

9/25/2008
9/18/2008
U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year

CDC's new 'do not board' list comes as a surprise to infectious disease experts

9/17/2008
Daycare Infants Less Likely to Develop Asthma

Finding backs 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposure to germs confers protective effect

9/17/2008
Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

9/16/2008
FDA Bars Generic Drugs From Indian Company

Poor manufacturing conditions at 2 plants to blame, agency says

9/11/2008
HIV Infection Rate for Young Black Men 'Alarming:' CDC

Prevention efforts must be targeted to racial and ethnic groups, agency says

9/11/2008
Bacterial Infections May Be Overlooked in SIDS Cases

Toxins could cause 'chemical storm' in infants resulting in death, research suggests

9/10/2008
Special Dyes and Lighting Kill MRSA, Research Shows

But new technologies don't replace basic infection control procedures, expert says

9/9/2008
CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections

Well-informed parents are a child's best defense, official says

8/29/2008
Leave That Ear Wax Alone

New guidelines say most people don't need to remove it

8/28/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Over, U.S. Says

FDA lifts advisory against eating raw Mexican jalapeno and serrano peppers

8/28/2008
Protecting Newborns From a Dangerous Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

8/26/2008
Single Rooms Becoming the Norm in New Hospitals

Trend could reduce spread of infections, medication errors, report says