Misc. Infections News

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10/22/2006
Long-Term Antibiotics Won't Fight Lyme Disease

Therapy beyond one month may even be hazardous, experts say

10/17/2006
Heart From Donor With Hepatitis C Reduces Survival

Study dashes hopes that these organs might be of wider use

10/14/2006
Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems

Left untreated, it can contribute to ills ranging from diabetes to heart trouble

10/13/2006
Antibiotics in Poultry May Pose Risk to Humans

Overuse may foster drug resistance in people, study suggests

10/13/2006
Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu

But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

10/13/2006
Health Tip: Recognizing Gangrene

When body tissue dies

10/13/2006
Spinach Contamination Linked to Cattle Ranch

Tests reveal same strain of E. Coli bacteria that sickened 199 people, killed 3

10/12/2006
Cattle Ranch May Be Source of Spinach Contamination

Tests reveal same strain of E. Coli bacteria that sickened 199 people, killed 3

10/12/2006
Diabetes Drugs Could Stop Deadly Sepsis

They reduced severe inflammation, restored heart function in animal trials

10/12/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Bed Sores

Avoid sitting or lying in the same position for long periods

10/11/2006
Food Safety Ultimately Rests With the Consumer

U.S. produce and meats are basically safe, experts say, but use caution in the kitchen

10/10/2006
ICU Rooms Help Spread Resistant Infections

Despite room-cleaning, patients picked up bacteria from former occupants, study finds

10/5/2006
All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots

Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

10/4/2006
All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots

Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

10/4/2006
Antibiotic Fights Chlamydia-Linked Eye Cancer

Doxycycline is effective in two-thirds of cases, study finds

10/3/2006
Study Yields Clues to Cerebral Palsy

Infections during pregnancy, premature delivery linked to the illness

9/29/2006
Fresh Spinach Cleared for Consumption Again

U.S. health officials say all tainted products have been recalled, declare spinach 'safe'

9/29/2006
Athlete's Foot, Toe Fungus a Family Affair

Household study confirms these infections spread person-to-person

9/29/2006
Health Tip: Spreading Staph Infections

How to minimize your risk

9/29/2006
Catheters, Other Devices Raise Infection Risk

But new technologies may help safeguard patients, researchers say

9/29/2006
Calif. Growers Must Improve Food Safety, Officials Stress

E. coli spinach toll now stands at 187 victims in 26 states

9/27/2006
Health Tip: Treating a Skin Abscess

It may require an antibiotic

9/27/2006
E. coli Toll: 183 Victims in 26 States

Investigators say tainted spinach bags point to a specific time, date and processing plant in California

9/26/2006
Antibiotics No Match for Blinding Eye Infection

Trachoma a major threat to sight in poorer countries, experts say

9/26/2006
Tainted Spinach Search Zeroes in On One Batch

2nd tainted bag in Utah helps pinpoint a specific time, date and processing plant, California health official says

9/25/2006
Researchers Uncover How Herpes Infects the Eye

Virus may be able to evade the body's immune system defenses

9/25/2006
E. coli Toll Reaches 175 Cases

Health officials start to ease restrictions on spinach, while examining farms in 3 Calif. counties

9/24/2006
E. coli Toll Now Stands at 173

Health officials start to ease restrictions on spinach, while examining farms in 3 Calif. counties

9/23/2006
U.S. Health Officials Start to Ease Warnings on Spinach

Meanwhile, inspectors continue to examine farms in 3 Calif. counties, as number of E. coli infections rises to 166 people in 25 states

9/22/2006
Tainted Spinach Toll Hits 166

Health officials, probing farms in 3 Calif. counties, weigh how to return spinach to consumer tables

9/21/2006
Smokers May Be More Likely to Contract HIV

Tobacco changes lung structure, immune response to infection, researchers say

9/21/2006
E. Coli Toll Tops 150; Search for Source Continues

Health officials have narrowed their probe to Salinas Valley farms in California; critics hit industry standards

9/20/2006
E. Coli Toll: 146 in 23 States

76 victims are hospitalized; U.S. health officials find first confirmation of tainted spinach

9/19/2006
Weak Immunity May Drive Tough-to-Treat Sinusitis

For small group of patients, drugs and surgery don't work

9/19/2006
Bacterial Meningitis Puts Kids' Hearing at Risk

One strain of the bug may pose a bigger threat, study shows

9/19/2006
E. Coli Cases Hit 131 in 21 States

66 victims are hospitalized; U.S. health officials still searching for source of tainted spinach

9/18/2006
Noxafil Prevents Invasive Fungal Infections

Immune-compromised are most at risk

9/18/2006
2004 Staph Outbreak Endangered Patients, Caregivers

Bug was resistant to some antibiotics, Baltimore investigators say

9/18/2006
Studies Reveal Slow Progress on Global Child Deaths

Lack of funds means vulnerable countries are falling behind, experts say

9/18/2006
E. Coli Victims Now Total 109; 2nd Recall Underway

Another California produce company recalling its spinach products; government renews warning on eating fresh spinach

9/17/2006
FDA Widens Spinach Warning

Government advises against eating unpackaged fresh spinach or any product containing spinach as number of E. coli cases reaches 102

9/15/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Yeast Infections

Things you can do to thwart fungal growth

9/15/2006
Consumers Warned on Spinach as 10 States Report E. coli Outbreak

Packaged fresh spinach suspected in 1 fatality, 8 cases of kidney failure, with more than 50 incidences reported

9/14/2006
More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots

Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

9/14/2006
Gum Implants Could Treat Periodontal Disease

Researchers say they release medicines that treat inflammation, infection

9/13/2006
Guidelines Help Doctors Battle Pneumonia

They match up bacteria strains with appropriate antibiotics

9/12/2006
SARS Treatments Didn't Work: Study

In fact, some may even have made patients worse, researchers say

9/11/2006
Stopping Bacterial 'Chit-Chat' Fights Infection

Drugs that block germ-to-germ signaling could be effective, scientists say

9/11/2006
Crustacean Compound Fights Bacterial Biofilms

Coating medical devices with it could keep infections at bay, researchers claim

9/11/2006
Biohazard Detection May Be a Wipe Away

Nanotechnology napkins would alert users to danger, scientists say