Misc. Infections News

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10/16/2007
Drug-Resistant Staph a Widespread Threat

Dangerous infections occuring more often than previously believed, study finds

10/16/2007
Ear Infections Linked to Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Germ not covered by current pediatric vaccine, making it tough to treat, doctors say

10/16/2007
Raw Seafood Poses Digestive Risks

Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, cramping and vomiting, researchers say

10/16/2007
Health Tip: If You Have an Eye Infection

Contact lenses may be involved

10/15/2007
Health Tip: Tattoos Can Pose Health Risks

Consider these warnings before getting one

10/10/2007
Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk

Babies exposed to certain germs more likely to develop breathing problems, study finds

10/9/2007
Pneumonia Shot Can Save Lives

It also helps keep infected elderly out of the ICU, study finds

10/4/2007
Key Viral Change Could Help Bird Flu Spread

An altered protein would let it thrive in upper airway, scientists say

10/4/2007
Surge in U.S. Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Incidence of the potentially fatal tick-borne illness has nearly tripled, research shows

10/4/2007
Lyme Disease Relapse Often a New Infection

Study suggests many people are bitten again by ticks

10/1/2007
Ozone Breaks Down Lungs' Defenses

It kills off immune cells that typically fight bacteria, study finds

9/28/2007
Bird Flu Virus Can Infect Fetus

H5N1 also migrates to organs other than lungs, autopsy study shows

9/27/2007
Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome

Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S.

9/25/2007
Study Questions Flu Shot's Value for Older People

Most trials don't even include people over 70, researchers note

9/21/2007
Restroom Study Finds Hand Washing on the Decline

Men much less like to clean up than women, U.S. researchers note

9/20/2007
Scientists Map Elephantiasis Parasite's Genome

Achievement should help fight the disfiguring disease

9/20/2007
Newer Antibiotic Speeds TB Healing

Adding moxifloxacin cut recovery time by 2 months, researchers say

9/19/2007
Genetic Cause of Rare Immune Disorder Discovered

Job's syndrome causes boils, inflamed skin, bone abnormalities and pneumonia

9/18/2007
New Test Screens for Bacteria in Blood Platelets

Should benefit patients in need of transfusions

9/18/2007
Blood Marker Might Help Spot Early Liver Cancer

Widespread hepatitis infection means millions are at risk, researchers note

9/13/2007
Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate

Gay, straight men equally prone to unprotected sex, research shows

9/12/2007
Contact Lens Germs Give Clues to Eye Infection

Culturing microbes off the lens could aid diagnosis, study finds

9/7/2007
Group B Strep: A Threat to Newborns That Doesn't Have to Be

Antibiotics during delivery protect against potentially deadly infection

9/7/2007
Child's Flu Shot Helps Whole Family

Vaccinating half of kids under 5 would prevent 650,000 hospital visits, U.S. study finds

9/7/2007
Health Tip: Safety at the Salon

Things to check before your manicure

8/28/2007
Antibacterial Soap Claims Just Don't Wash

Consumer products no more effective than plain cleansers at preventing infection, study says

8/23/2007
Bacteria 'See' the Light

Finding might lead to new ways to detect or destroy bacteria, experts say

8/21/2007
One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis

Study questions usefulness of secondary procedures

8/21/2007
Virus Could Help Drive Obesity

Ad-36 bug pushes stem cells to become fat cells, study finds

8/21/2007
Online 'Epidemic' Gives Clues to Bird Flu Spread

A computer bug infected Web gamers, with ominous results, experts say

8/17/2007
Scientists Probe Sepsis' Deadly Secrets

Inflammatory condition is 10th leading killer in United States, experts say

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