Misc. Infections News

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6/13/2007
Older Antifungal Still a Good Choice Against Tough Infections

Fluconazole usually performs as well as newer, more expensive drugs, study finds

6/12/2007
FDA Steps Up Oversight of Body Parts Companies

Inspections said to show no risk to transplant patients from tissue taken from cadavers

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/8/2007
No Proof Long-Term Antibiotics Fight Nervous System Lyme Disease

Neurologist's group say the drugs can help fight nerve damage in the short-term

6/7/2007
Flu Shot Kick-Starts Fetal Immune System

Findings back theory that neonatal system can respond to environmental exposures

6/3/2007
U.S. to Probe Role of CDC Expert in TB Saga

CDC investigating actions of one of its own microbiologists, whose son-in-law traveled with dangerous TB.

6/1/2007
Smoking, Sleeplessness Tough on Oral Health

Getting more shut-eye and quitting cigarettes improves gums, study shows

6/1/2007
VA Hospitals Do Well in Preventing Catheter Infections

Other centers may need to adhere more closely to guidelines, experts say

6/1/2007
TB Patient Apologizes, But Defends Actions

Atlanta lawyer insists he was told he wasn't a health threat; search continues for fellow airline travelers

5/31/2007
Nurses' Working Conditions Tied to Patient Infections

Higher hospital staffing levels reduce risk of problems, study finds

5/31/2007
TB Patient Enters Denver Hospital for Treatment

He is a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer whose father-in-law is a U.S. government TB expert; search continues for fellow airline passengers

5/30/2007
Experts Disagree on Whether TB Patient Needed to Be Isolated

U.S. health officials still seeking airline passengers who could have been infected

5/29/2007
Hospital Study Shows Steep Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

Chicago experience highlights the emerging danger, experts say

5/23/2007
Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk

Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

5/22/2007
New Drugs, Better Care Can Beat Malaria

Studies show what can be done to fight a global killer

5/21/2007
Gel Made From Patient's Own Blood Aids Healing

Topical treatment closed wounds faster, could have post-operative applications

5/18/2007
Hepatitis C Infection Hampers Liver Transplant Success

But uninfected organ recipients are doing better than ever, study finds

5/18/2007
Sick, Sleepless Flies Give Clues to Human Immune Function

Work illuminates sleep's role in battling infection

5/18/2007
5/17/2007
Health Tip: Avoid Urinary Tract Infections

Proper hygiene can keep bacteria at bay

5/14/2007
Scientists Find New Clues to Fighting HIV

Immune system, genetic discoveries suggest vaccine, treatment strategies

5/4/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Ear Infection in Children

Painful swallowing is a common sign

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/24/2007
Pneumococcal Strains Not Covered by Vaccine on the Rise

Vaccine is still effective, but may need to include new strains, study finds

4/23/2007
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma

H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

4/20/2007
Researchers Test Treatments for Painful Mouth Ulcers

Two drugs offer some relief but are no cure

4/20/2007
Electronic Anti-Mosquito Devices Don't Work

People suffer just as many bites, studies find

4/19/2007
Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood

Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

4/19/2007
Natural Blood Molecule Blocks HIV

Discovery could lead to a whole new class of AIDS drugs

4/19/2007
Search for Highly Effective Bird Flu Vaccine Goes On

Scientists gain key insights from seasonal flu shot efforts, experts say

4/18/2007
Better Testing Shields Hospitalized Kids From 'Superbugs'

Screening targets drug-resistant staph and enteroccocus, experts explain

4/17/2007
U.S. Approves 1st Bird Flu Vaccine

Called an 'interim' measure, it was effective about half the time in trials

4/16/2007
Antigen-Cloning Technique May Bolster Skin Cancer Vaccine

Research could find way to stimulate helper T-cells to fight melanoma

4/14/2007
Athletic Trainers See Rise in MRSA Infections: Survey

Antibiotic-resistant hospital 'superbug' found increasingly in otherwise healthy people

4/13/2007
Antibiotic Ointment Treats Impetigo

Altabax targets skin infection

4/13/2007
Scientists Frustrated in Search for Genital Herpes Vaccine

Better funding could help defeat the virus, which infects 1 in 5 Americans

4/12/2007
E. Coli Cases on the Rise

CDC report shows cases of other foodborne illnesses holding steady or decreasing

4/12/2007
CDC Recommends New Antibiotics for Gonorrhea

The sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to standard antibiotics

4/11/2007
Plants Produce Protein to Fight Smallpox

Research with mice could one day offer alternative to today's risky vaccine

4/6/2007
Nations Focus on Health Risks Posed by Globalization

World Health Organization spearheads effort to thwart spread of infectious disease, other threats

4/6/2007
T'ai Chi Boosts Immune System Against Shingles in Older Adults

Martial arts exercises made resistance comparable to standard vaccine for the virus, study says

4/6/2007
Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%

Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

4/5/2007
Chlamydia Screening Programs Don't Work: Expert

There's no evidence these efforts reduce infection rates, Swiss scientist says

4/4/2007
Antibiotic Combinations Could Fight Resistant Germs

Opposition to one drug may bolster the other's killing power, study finds

3/29/2007
Baby Chicks Linked to Salmonella

Parents should not give the birds to their children as pets, experts say

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