Misc. Infections News

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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

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