Misc. Infections News

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11/7/2006
Health Tip: Salmonella Food Poisoning?

Here are some warning signs

11/6/2006
Frog Skin Toxin Keeps Mosquitoes Away

But its use on humans remains dubious, scientists say

11/6/2006
Hot Air Spells Death for Head Lice

New device exterminates the bugs and their eggs, developers say

11/4/2006
Simple Steps Safeguard Diabetics' Feet

Diabetes leaves feet vulnerable to infection, even amputation

11/3/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Tomatoes in Restaurants

Officials say problem has passed, but they're looking for source of contamination

11/3/2006
FDA Offers Advice on Preventing Food-Borne Illness

In wake of salmonella outbreak, tips include cooking meat thoroughly and washing produce

11/3/2006
Flu's Misery May Lie in the Genes

Certain DNA could spur worse symptoms, mouse study shows

11/1/2006
Generic Metronidazole Approved

Antibiotic treats overgrowth of vaginal bacteria

11/1/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Appears Over

Federal health officials add some type of produce is suspected

10/31/2006
New Drug May Expand Treatment for Hepatitic C

Eltrombopag allows patients greater tolerance for common medications, researchers say

10/31/2006
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 172 in 18 States

U.S. health officials investigating latest bacterial infection, possibly linked to tomatoes.

10/30/2006
Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia

New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

10/30/2006
Drug Combo Fights Tough-to-Treat Hepatitis C

Ribavirin plus Infergen held back liver damage, study found

10/29/2006
Falls Spell Health Danger for Elderly

But simple steps can keep fractures at bay, experts say

10/27/2006
10/26/2006
Wild Boar May Have Caused Tainted Spinach Outbreak

Investigators probe whether animals carried E. coli to produce fields

10/26/2006
Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay

In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

10/26/2006
Cold Virus Might Harm Long-Term Memory

Nervous system infection by a family of pathogens may 'chip away' at cognition, researchers say

10/23/2006
New Treatment Spots, Kills Bad Oral Bacteria

Antimicrobial rinse could be used to fight cavities, bad breath, scientists say

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