Misc. Infections News

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4/17/2007
U.S. Approves 1st Bird Flu Vaccine

Called an 'interim' measure, it was effective about half the time in trials

4/16/2007
Antigen-Cloning Technique May Bolster Skin Cancer Vaccine

Research could find way to stimulate helper T-cells to fight melanoma

4/14/2007
Athletic Trainers See Rise in MRSA Infections: Survey

Antibiotic-resistant hospital 'superbug' found increasingly in otherwise healthy people

4/13/2007
Antibiotic Ointment Treats Impetigo

Altabax targets skin infection

4/13/2007
Scientists Frustrated in Search for Genital Herpes Vaccine

Better funding could help defeat the virus, which infects 1 in 5 Americans

4/12/2007
E. Coli Cases on the Rise

CDC report shows cases of other foodborne illnesses holding steady or decreasing

4/12/2007
CDC Recommends New Antibiotics for Gonorrhea

The sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to standard antibiotics

4/11/2007
Plants Produce Protein to Fight Smallpox

Research with mice could one day offer alternative to today's risky vaccine

4/6/2007
Nations Focus on Health Risks Posed by Globalization

World Health Organization spearheads effort to thwart spread of infectious disease, other threats

4/6/2007
T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults

Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

4/6/2007
Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%

Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

4/5/2007
Chlamydia Screening Programs Don't Work: Expert

There's no evidence these efforts reduce infection rates, Swiss scientist says

4/4/2007
Antibiotic Combinations Could Fight Resistant Germs

Opposition to one drug may bolster the other's killing power, study finds

3/29/2007
Baby Chicks Linked to Salmonella

Parents should not give the birds to their children as pets, experts say

3/29/2007
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Continues to Spark Debate

Most agree that Gardasil is effective, but should its use be compulsory?

3/23/2007
Source of 2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak a Mystery: FDA

Contamination began on a California field but exact cause is unknown, study concludes

3/21/2007
Raising a Glass for the World's Poor

On Thursday, NYC diners join global push for U.N. World Water Day

3/19/2007
Cellular 'Fingerprint' IDs Infectious Disease

Technique could help doctors diagnose flu, strep, staph, other illnesses

3/15/2007
U.S. Hepatitis Rates Fall to New Lows

Widespread vaccination is helping reduce hepatitis A, B, experts say

3/15/2007
New Tuberculosis Blood Test Spots Hidden Infection

It's an improvement on traditional skin screen, study finds

3/14/2007
Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea

Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

3/12/2007
FDA Announces New Safety Guidelines for Fresh-Cut Produce

Goal is to reduce food-borne illnesses from bacterial contamination

3/10/2007
Pets Can Bring Parasite Dangers

A few common-sense steps can keep germs away from loved ones, group says

3/6/2007
Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half

CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

3/5/2007
Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever

Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

3/5/2007
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

A protein in mucosal cells helps keep infection rates down

3/1/2007
Salmonella in Peanut Butter Linked to Processing Plant

Finding suggests contamination occurred before product reached consumers, FDA says

2/28/2007
Scientists Map Genome of Bacteria Infecting U.S. Troops in Iraq

Findings may also aid in prevention of hospital-borne strains at home, researchers says

2/28/2007
Infected Gums Can Harm the Heart

Periodontal treatment improves blood flow, study finds

2/27/2007
U.S. Advisers Endorse Bird Flu Vaccine

While it has limited effectiveness, it's better than nothing, FDA told

2/26/2007
Health Tip: When Your Cough Needs a Doctor's Care

Signs that it's no ordinary cough

2/26/2007
Health Tip: Removing a Splinter

If it's easy enough to do at home

2/23/2007
Don't Wait Till School Starts to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Parents can help reduce vaccine shortages by getting kids the shot earlier, experts say

2/22/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Staph Infection

Common among people in hospitals, long-term care facilities

2/21/2007
Herpes Treatment Could Help Keep HIV at Bay

Valtrex lowered both viruses in female genital tract, study found

2/19/2007
Health Tip: Treating a Sinus Infection

Follow these suggestions to ease pain and congestion

2/15/2007
Scientists Determine How HIV Infects Vagina

Finding could lead to new ways of shielding women from the virus

2/14/2007
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Beats Shots For Kids Under 5

It cut flu cases by nearly 55% compared to injected version, study finds

2/8/2007
Antibiotic Overuse Does Make Microbes Resistant

Study confirms the drugs alter healthy and unhealthy bacteria

2/7/2007
Ulcer Bug With Humans for 60,000 Years

H. pylori research should give insight into medicine, human origins

2/1/2007
U.S. Health Officials Unveil Flu Pandemic Plan

Outbreaks would be tackled based on a 'severity index' of transmission, they say

1/29/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of a Toenail Infection

Thick, discolored nails should be treated

1/25/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Child at Risk for Ear Infections?

Some kids are more prone than others

1/24/2007
New Drug Fights Deadly Fungal Infections

Noxafil recently gained FDA approval and is already in widespread use

1/19/2007
Human Gene a Natural Virus Fighter

ISG15 helps fend off flu, herpes, research suggests

1/19/2007
Antibiotic-Coated Medical Devices Could Cut Infections

Scientists can now attach penicillin to a polymer surface

1/19/2007
Girls Should Receive Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Experts

New American Cancer Society guidelines echo those of other groups

1/18/2007
Staph Toxin Can Trigger Deadly Pneumonia

Experts warn that widespread PVL could be difficult to control

1/17/2007
Blood Test Distinguishes Mononucleosis, Tonsillitis

It's an accurate, cheaper alternative to standard screens, experts say

1/17/2007
1918 Flu Pandemic Virus Overwhelmed Lungs: Study

Discovery may help minimize potential bird flu deaths, scientists say