Misc. Infections News

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6/28/2006
Singapore Eye Infections Heighten Contact Lens Concerns

And the maker of recalled ReNu with MoistureLoc offers likely explanation for the outbreaks

6/27/2006
Study Unravels Inner Working of Bacteria

Discovery may lead to ways to prevent infections from germs

6/23/2006
Human 'Mad Cow' Could Cause Eventual Epidemic

vCJD may have 50-year incubation period, meaning most cases have yet to arise, experts say

6/22/2006
HIV Drugs Have Given Americans 3 Million Years of Life

They've also prevented 2,900 infant infections since 1989, new study finds

6/21/2006
Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear Not Just From Pools

Water in the ear can come from showers and baths

6/16/2006
Are Western Lifestyles Too Hygienic?

Rat study suggests low-germ environments boost allergy, immune disorders

6/13/2006
Health Tip: Take Care of Your New Piercing

Keep it clean to prevent infection

6/12/2006
More Cases of Eye Infections Linked to Recalled Contact Lens Solution

The dangers may be more widespread than originally thought, studies suggest

6/9/2006
Patch May Conquer Canker Sores in Hours

Maker says it cuts healing time to less than a day

6/9/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

Painful or bloody urination are common warning signs

6/8/2006
FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Experts hail immunization as breakthrough for women worldwide

6/5/2006
Health Tip: Take an Antibiotic Properly

Be sure to finish the prescription

6/5/2006
Advances, Failures Mark AIDS' First 25 Years

The epidemic, like HIV, is changing, experts say

6/4/2006
Avoid Oral Antibiotics for 'Swimmer's Ear'

New guidelines stress use of medicated ear drops instead

6/1/2006
Body Has Antibiotic to Fight Urinary Tract Infection

Boosting levels of the compound might help women battle UTIs

5/31/2006
Health Tip: Treating Baby's Diaper Rash

Watch for signs of infection

5/26/2006
Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill

Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

5/26/2006
Danger Can Lurk in Morning O.J.

In rare cases, juice can harbor salmonella bacteria, experts say

5/25/2006
Chlamydia May Pose Less Risk Than Thought

Study finds lower rate of infection-linked complications

5/25/2006
30% of Eye-Infection Cases Have Required Corneal Transplants

CDC report follows removal of contact lens solution from market

5/24/2006
Medical Detectives Track Down Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients

Researchers call for early detection system to prevent future tragedies

5/24/2006
2 Procedures Equal for Preemie Bowel Complication

Study finds intestinal infection can be treated with drainage or laparotomy

5/24/2006
Genes Help Gum-Disease Germ Harm Arteries

They could explain how periodontal infections boost heart risks, researchers say

5/24/2006
Family's Bird Flu Deaths Not Precursor to Pandemic

Indonesian cases don't mean virus can spread easily among humans, experts stress

5/24/2006
High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu

A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

5/22/2006
Combo Vaccines Developed Against Bird Flu

Inoculating poultry should limit threat of human pandemic, studies suggest

5/19/2006
Health Tip: Caring For Your Stitches

Keep the area clean, dry and protected

5/17/2006
New Antibiotic Could Battle Hospital Infections

Compound found in South African soil disabled antibiotic-resistant staph germ

5/16/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Raise Cancer, Infection Risk

TNF-blocking medicines are only used in severe cases, researchers note

5/16/2006
Scientists Spot Secrets of SARS' Spread

They pinpoint mechanisms the virus uses to infect cells

5/15/2006
Contact Lens Solution Pulled From Market

Bausch & Lomb's ReNu MoistureLoc linked to dangerous fungal infections

5/12/2006
New Test May Help Prevent Blindness in Developing World

It accurately spots fly-borne trachoma, which blinds millions

5/11/2006
Health Tip: Keeping Pinkeye at Bay

Wash hands, clean contacts frequently

5/10/2006
Bird Flu Vaccine Looks Safe, Effective

But it might not work against new strains of the virus, experts warn

5/10/2006
Antiviral Drugs May Fight Shingles Pain

Small study shows promise for oral and IV therapy

5/10/2006
5/9/2006
College Freshmen at High Chlamydia Risk

They're at much higher odds than older classmates, study finds

5/8/2006
Lesson From Katrina: Patient Information Is Key

As the hurricane season approaches, medical experts turn to better organization and technology

5/3/2006
Hospital Computer Keyboards May Spread Danger

They're a reservoir for bacteria that staff could pass to patients, study finds

5/3/2006
U.S. Releases Bird Flu Response Plan

Details outline containment policies; focus on worst-case scenarios may spread fear, experts say

5/3/2006
Health Tip: Tubes May Help Frequent Ear Infections

A surgical alternative if other options fail

4/26/2006
Vaccine Could Fight Deadly Marburg Virus

Researchers report success in monkeys against this potential bioterror agent

4/26/2006
Aspirin Prevents Antibiotic-Linked Hearing Loss

It could be a cheap, easy solution to a longstanding problem, experts say

4/26/2006
Computers Predict Bird Flu Pandemic's Course

Quarantining the sick will be key to limiting outbreak, study shows

4/26/2006
Cell Therapy Might Boost Babies' Immune Response

Stimulating a specific receptor may give newborns added defenses, study finds

4/24/2006
Blood Protein Spots ICU Patients at Risk

C-reactive protein pinpoints those most vulnerable to infection, researchers say

4/22/2006
Warm Weather Kicks Off Tick Season

Here's how to protect yourself from Lyme disease and other dangers

4/21/2006
Scientists Optimistic About West Nile Vaccine

It triggered strong immune responses in early clinical trial

4/21/2006
U.S. Bird Flu Threat May Be Overstated, Experts Say

But that's no reason to relax preparedness efforts, they add

4/18/2006
Blood Sugar Control Boosts Diabetics' Recovery After Surgery

It lowers risks for serious infection, study finds