Misc. Infections News

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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

1/17/2007
Parasite Infection Might Ease Multiple Sclerosis

The bugs may alter immune response in a beneficial way, researchers say

1/16/2007
Family Size May Determine Stomach-Cancer Risk

Younger siblings with 7 or more kin more susceptible to common bacteria, study finds

1/9/2007
Test More Foreign-Born U.S. Residents for TB: Experts

Better screening, treatment could help eliminate domestic cases

1/9/2007
Genetically Altered Cells Show Promise for Burn Patients

Cultured skin graft therapy may prove to be alternative infection-control method, study says

1/4/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Cat Scratch Disease

A bacterial infection transmitted when cats scratch or bite

1/3/2007
Tiny Pets Can Hold Salmonella Dangers

Hamsters, other creatures linked to serious illness, experts say

1/3/2007
Health Tip: If You Have a Bruise

Be aware of symptoms that could indicate a more serious condition

1/3/2007
Meningitis Guidelines Cut Unnecessary Treatments

They distinguish viral from more deadly bacterial infections, study finds

12/29/2006
Rising Number of Uninsured Tops Health News for 2006

Worries about food safety, antidepressants and stents also made headlines

12/27/2006
Simple Measures Reduce Bloodstream Infections

Study suggests hospitals pay attention to low-tech steps such as hand washing

12/27/2006
Surgery a Bigger Risk for HIV-Infected Patients

Odds for post-op pneumonia are much higher in this group, study finds

12/22/2006
Scientists Find Way to Remove Prion Infectivity From Animal Blood

Research with rodents may help stem spread of mad cow-like disease in humans

12/18/2006
Antibiotics Mostly Useless for Sinusitis

Study only shows benefit with bacterial infections, which are minority of cases

12/16/2006
FDA Panel Hits Antibiotic For Bronchitis, Sinusitis

Ketek can be used for pneumonia with tougher warning label, but is risky for lesser conditions, advisers recommend

12/15/2006
U.S. Panels Begin Hearings on Antibiotic's Safety

Company defends Ketek while FDA defends 2004 approval of controversial drug

12/14/2006
Iceberg Lettuce Seen as Taco Bell E. coli Source

U.S. health officials declare outbreak over, but investigation continues

12/14/2006
Earlier HIV Therapy Helps Beat Back Hepatitis C

More and more people now carry both of these dangerous viruses, experts say

12/14/2006
Gene Triggers Toxoplasmosis Dangers

Mutant DNA makes the cat-borne bug so hazardous, study finds

12/14/2006
Health Tip: Pyelonephritis of the Kidneys

How to help prevent this infection

12/12/2006
Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Cause Still a Mystery

U.S. health officials say green onions tested negative

12/9/2006
Victim Count in Taco Bell E. coli Outbreak Still Rising

Confirmed cases now spread across 6 states; source of outbreak still unclear, CDC says

12/8/2006
Some Women Prone to Repeat Placental Infections

The condition poses risks to mom and baby, researchers say

12/7/2006
Another California-Grown Link Seen in E. coli Outbreak

FDA investigating Taco Bell ingredients as those sickened now include 99 people in 3 states; green onions from California could be the cause

12/6/2006
Taco Bell Removes Green Onions From Its Restaurants

Preliminary tests show the produce may be source of E. coli contamination

12/5/2006
Taco Bell to Reopen Restaurants After E. coli Outbreak

At least 39 people have been sickened; officials search for source of contamination

11/27/2006
Edible Coatings May Boost Food Safety

Oregano oil spray kills more than 50 percent of E. Coli O157:H7 bacteria

11/23/2006
Health Tip: That Sty in Your Eye

How to help it heal faster

11/21/2006
Tonsillectomy May Prevent Recurrent Strep Throat in Kids

Intact tonsils triple the risk for infection, study finds

11/20/2006
One Dose of Antibiotics Prevents Post-Surgery Infection

Cutting back on the drugs could save hospitals money with no risk to patients, study finds

11/17/2006
Health Tip: Bacterium or Virus?

Symptoms may signal what's making you sick

11/7/2006
Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against HIV

Early clinical trial suggests it can help infected patients

11/7/2006
Health Tip: Salmonella Food Poisoning?

Here are some warning signs

11/6/2006
Frog Skin Toxin Keeps Mosquitoes Away

But its use on humans remains dubious, scientists say

11/6/2006
Hot Air Spells Death for Head Lice

New device exterminates the bugs and their eggs, developers say

11/4/2006
Simple Steps Safeguard Diabetics' Feet

Diabetes leaves feet vulnerable to infection, even amputation

11/3/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Tomatoes in Restaurants

Officials say problem has passed, but they're looking for source of contamination

11/3/2006
FDA Offers Advice on Preventing Food-Borne Illness

In wake of salmonella outbreak, tips include cooking meat thoroughly and washing produce