Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/3/2006
Flu's Misery May Lie in the Genes

Certain DNA could spur worse symptoms, mouse study shows

11/1/2006
Generic Metronidazole Approved

Antibiotic treats overgrowth of vaginal bacteria

11/1/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Appears Over

Federal health officials add some type of produce is suspected

10/31/2006
New Drug May Expand Treatment for Hepatitic C

Eltrombopag allows patients greater tolerance for common medications, researchers say

10/31/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 172 in 18 States

U.S. health officials investigating latest bacterial infection, possibly linked to tomatoes.

10/30/2006
Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia

New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

10/30/2006
Drug Combo Fights Tough-to-Treat Hepatitis C

Ribavirin plus Infergen held back liver damage, study found

10/29/2006
Falls Spell Health Danger for Elderly

But simple steps can keep fractures at bay, experts say

10/27/2006
10/26/2006
Wild Boar May Have Caused Tainted Spinach Outbreak

Investigators probe whether animals carried E. coli to produce fields

10/26/2006
Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay

In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

10/26/2006
Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory

Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say