Misc. Infections News

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

It may require an antibiotic

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

9/7/2006
Health Tip: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

It's a common childhood viral infection

9/6/2006
Health Tip: When to Keep Your Child Home

Prevent the spread of illness at day care

9/1/2006
Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Now 'Epidemic'

Infection has moved from hospitals to general community, experts say

8/28/2006
Potent Anthrax Inhibitor Tested in Animals

Multiple-site bonding concept could fight influenza, AIDS and SARS

8/28/2006
Generic Cipro I.V. Approved

Antibiotic widely prescribed for urinary and respiratory infections

8/24/2006
West Nile Illness Can Have Long-Term Effects

Half of those infected report mental, physical woes a year later

8/24/2006
Intestinal Protein May Help Fight Disease

Discovery could boost treatment for bowel disorders, infection

8/24/2006
Many Polio Survivors Faring Well

Illness' long-term effects may not be as severe as feared, study finds

8/22/2006
Chemical Reaction May Have Caused Eye Infections

CDC report says contact lens solution ingredients could lead to contamination

8/22/2006
U.S. Herpes Cases on the Decline

10-year drop was sharpest among teens, researchers say

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Piercing Your Child's Ears

Take these precautions to avoid complications

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/17/2006
Infusions Cut Surgical Complications for Alcoholic Patients

They are typically at high risk of post-op infections

8/16/2006
Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Now a Major Threat

It's the No. 1 source of skin infections seen in U.S. emergency rooms, study finds

8/13/2006
4-Drug HIV 'Cocktail' No More Effective Than 3-Drug Combo

Researchers recommend the 3-drug regimen remain the standard in most cases

8/12/2006
Older HIV Patients Take Medication More Regularly

Cholesterol, blood sugar, kidney problems and depression need special attention in those over 50

8/11/2006
Researchers Probe Mechanisms of Infection

Study sheds light on link between inflammation and disease

8/10/2006
Some Dogs Carry 'Contagious' Cancer

Medical anomaly poses no threat to humans, experts say

8/8/2006
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Fingernails

Broken skin around a nail may lead to infection

8/7/2006
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Croup?

Bark-like cough is a primary sign

8/6/2006
Hygiene Key to Avoiding Nail Fungus Infections

Some spas and salons fail to practice good sanitation, so you should, group says

8/4/2006
Salmonella: The Trojan Horse of Germs

The food-borne bacteria seems to take over and infect host cells, researchers say