Misc. Infections News

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

It lowers risks for serious infection, study finds

4/18/2006
Many Health Care Workers Won't Show Up in Flu Pandemic

Poll results a 'wake-up call' for better preparedness training, experts say

4/14/2006
New Bacterium Arises in Immune-Deficient Patients

It's the first time this class of pathogens has caused illness in humans, experts say

4/13/2006
Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?

Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

4/11/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Protects Newborns

Immunizing older kids helps shield non-vaccinated infants, study shows

4/11/2006
4/10/2006
Epstein-Barr Virus Could Boost Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A vaccine against the virus might also help prevent MS, experts say

4/7/2006
German Measles Fades as Birth Defect Threat

The disease is nearly eradicated in the U.S., experts say

4/6/2006
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gives Long-Term Protection

Nearly 5 years later, it still shields women from tumor-causing virus, researchers say

4/5/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids

Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

4/5/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Infection of Your New Tattoo

Keep the area clean and covered

4/3/2006
HPV Test Best for Detecting Cervical Cancer

Virus-spotting exam is more accurate than Pap smear, study says

3/30/2006
Infections May Trigger Dangerous Blood Clots

Respiratory, urinary tract problems linked to deep vein thrombosis, study suggests

3/30/2006
Bird-Flu Pandemic Would Likely Start in California

And it would sweep across the U.S. in less than a month, study predicts

3/29/2006
Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short

Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

3/29/2006
Pneumonia Vaccine Saving Lives

Study finds big drop in infection-linked death in hospitalized patients

3/27/2006
Human-to-Human 'Mad Cow'-Like Infection Possible

Mouse studies suggest blood transfusions, surgeries could transmit disease

3/27/2006
Health Tip: Pleurisy Often Requires Prescription Drugs

Lung membrane ailment rarely 'cures itself'

3/22/2006
Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu

Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

3/21/2006
Fewer Americans Taking Chances With Food

Only a fifth eat raw eggs, meat or other infection-prone items, survey finds

3/20/2006
Bird Flu Undergoing Genetic Change

But that doesn't mean a human flu pandemic is imminent, researchers say

3/20/2006
Petting Zoos Can Breed Illness

3 studies show bacterial infections from animal-to-human contact

3/17/2006
One-Time Antibiotic Prevents Infection-Linked Blindness

Trichiasis is a major cause of vision loss in developing world, researchers say

3/16/2006
Scientists Spot Potential Bird-Flu Pathway to Humans

A mutation in a surface protein might lead to a pandemic, study says

3/15/2006
Virus May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

Human papillomavirus more prevalent in patients with specific malignancy

3/10/2006
Red Wine May Ward Off Gum Disease

But one expert cautioned that the findings are very preliminary

3/10/2006
Anti-Inflammatory Drug Might Ease Gum Disease

An omega-3 product proves effective in rabbit study

3/8/2006
Health Tip: About Strep Throat

Don't treat it lightly

3/6/2006
Community-Acquired Staph Infections Pose Growing Threat

Many Americans carry the germ that is becoming resistant to antibiotics

2/28/2006
Scientists Decode Genes for Drug-Resistant Staph

Findings might lead to new antibiotics against this growing threat

2/27/2006
Virus May Have Links to Prostate Cancer

The pathogen has never been spotted in humans before, researchers say

2/24/2006
Health Tip: When Cleaning Fluffy's Litter Box

Take precautions to avoid toxoplasmosis

2/23/2006
Flu's Resistance to Some Drugs Causes Concern

But experts say two antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, still work

2/22/2006
Time Crucial in Anthrax Cases

Infection becomes untreatable within just a few days, study finds

2/22/2006
Health Tip: About Urinary Tract Infections

They affect women more than men

2/21/2006
Antifungal Treatment Wins FDA Approval

Eraxis fights deadly blood infections common at hospitals

2/21/2006
Corticosteroids May Harm ICU Patients

These drugs fight sepsis but also suppress the immune system, researchers note

2/20/2006
Discovery Could Disarm Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Inactivating an enzyme renders bug vulnerable to immune system, experts say

2/17/2006
2/7/2006
Health Tip: My Dentist Wants Me to Take an Antibiotic

It may help ward off periodontal disease

2/6/2006
Researchers Uncover 4 Different Genetic Bird-Flu Strains

Finding highlights need to improve vaccine-delivery system, experts say

2/6/2006
Parents Heed Hype on Flu Shots

As news coverage increased during 2003-2004 season, so did flu shot rates, study finds

2/3/2006
New Test Quickly Spots Bird Flu in People

It should benefit patients and help control potential outbreaks, officials say

2/2/2006
Protein Screen Warns of Problem Pregnancies

A sample of amniotic fluid can predict infections, preemie birth, scientists say

2/2/2006
Influenza Resistant to Two Antiviral Drugs

Almost all samples of virus not affected by amantadine and rimantadine, CDC says

2/1/2006
U.S. Scientists Create Bird Flu Vaccine That Thwarts Deadly Strain

Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus

2/1/2006
Drug Helps Babies Fight Deadly Botulism

'BIG-IV' offers new hope against a rare killer, researchers say

2/1/2006
Health Tip: Strawberry Birthmarks

Doctor should evaluate them to prevent problems

1/30/2006
Pilot Test of Ricin Vaccine Successful

Vaccine may protect people from a bioterror attack

1/30/2006
Drops Better than Pills for Chronic Ear Infections

More effective at drying out ears, study finds