Misc. Infections News

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1/15/2008
Gay Men More Likely to Contract 'Superbug'

Sexually active most likely to get highly resistant MRSA strain, study finds

1/15/2008
MS Drug Tysabri Approved for Crohn's Disease

But the drug comes with serious risks, FDA notes

1/10/2008
New Proteins That Help HIV Grow Identified

Finding could lead to treatments for when antiviral drugs fail

1/9/2008
Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective

Studies find corticosteroids, insulin don't combat mortality

1/3/2008
Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards

Norovirus can live on surfaces for several days, experts say

1/3/2008
Rapid Test for MRSA Approved

Quickly detects deadly staph bacterium

1/3/2008
Study Spotlights a Natural Infection Fighter

The body produces its own hydrogen peroxide, but it must be kept in balance

1/2/2008
Health Departments Slow to Respond to Disease Outbreaks

Researchers posing as doctors often waited hours after calling emergency hotlines

1/1/2008
Health Tip: Cosmetics Safety

Prevent infection or irritation from makeup

12/27/2007
Lower Body Temps Increase Blood Loss During Surgery

Analysis of 40 years' data shows somewhat risky transfusions often necessary

12/21/2007
Health Tip: Breast Infections

More common in women who breast-feed

12/20/2007
Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema

Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note

12/20/2007
Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC

Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say

12/17/2007
Health Tip: Cuticle Care

Help prevent nail infections

12/17/2007
Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007

12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

12/13/2007
Fibers in Semen Help HIV Penetrate Cells

The chances of infection are boosted 50-fold to 100,000-fold, study finds

12/13/2007
Common Infant Vaccine Recalled

Hib shot shields against meningitis, pneumonia, but experts say recall shouldn't be health threat

12/12/2007
Steroid Fails to Ease Meningitis in Trials

But results from Asia, Africa may not apply to patients in the West, experts say

12/12/2007
Obesity Weakens Immune Response

Study found fat mice had harder time fighting gum disease

12/10/2007
Unrelated Cord Blood Helps Infants With Metabolic Disorders

It's a viable option with lower risk of complications, study finds

12/7/2007
Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

12/6/2007
Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

12/5/2007
Newly HIV-Infected Gay Men Select Other Infected Partners

Study finds men engaging in unprotected sex, but with those already carrying the virus

12/3/2007
Germ-Fighting Inhaler Could Fend Off Bioterror Agents

Makers say it may protect first responders, or people with weak immune systems

11/29/2007
Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu

Data review finds they're best at keeping individuals safe

11/22/2007
Cranberry Sauce May Be Healthy Treat

Science is revealing how berry helps ward off infection

11/19/2007
Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

Close monitoring and treatment may often be the smarter choice, study suggests

11/19/2007
Ill-Fitting Shoes a Danger to Diabetics

Over time, they boost risk for ulcers and even amputation, researchers say

11/17/2007
Simple Tips Keep the Flu at Bay

Or at least help stop it from spreading, expert says

11/13/2007
U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported, as gonorrhea, syphilis rates rise for 2nd year in a row, CDC says

11/12/2007
Key to MRSA Virulence in Community Discovered

Bacteria target immune system cells sent to kill them, study finds

11/8/2007
Health Tip: Help Prevent Pneumonia

Things you can do to protect yourself

11/7/2007
Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study

For some infections, immunization lasts much longer than previously assumed

11/4/2007
Urinary Tract Infection May Raise Birth Defect Risk

More cases of a heart anomaly in babies born to infected women, study found

11/2/2007
Stress Robs Skin of Antimicrobial Defenses

Researchers discover how it leads to 'nervous breakdown' in the epidermis

10/30/2007
AIDS Stopped in Haiti Before U.S.

New research tracks the spread of HIV from Africa to America

10/29/2007
Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia

Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

10/29/2007
Health Tip: Women and Antibiotics

Possible side effects

10/28/2007
Fact Sheet Explains Cleaners, Disinfectants

Industry offers free advice on safety, proper use

10/25/2007
Meningitis Shot Available, Effective Year-Round

If your kids missed back-to-school crush, they can still get the lifesaving vaccine, experts say

10/22/2007
Saving Millions of Children's Lives Is Possible

Better food, water, sanitation would make all the difference, report finds

10/19/2007
Drug-Resistant Staph Infections Reaching Epidemic Levels in Some Parts of U.S.

CDC official notes southern part of country most affected

10/18/2007
Study Reveals E.Coli's Grip on Gut

Finding might aid illness prevention, treatment, researchers say

10/18/2007
Hepatitis A Vaccine Best Bet to Treat Virus

CDC now recommends it instead of traditional immune globulin injection

10/18/2007
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise

It cut African infants' infection risk by 65%, researchers say

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