Misc. Infections News

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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

8/3/2006
Health Tip: Toxic Shock Syndrome

Tampon use is a primary risk factor

8/1/2006
Estimated 500,000 Need Mental Help a Year After Katrina

But experts say there's a dire shortage of services in the Gulf Coast region

7/31/2006
Bird Flu Pandemic May Not Develop

Virus doesn't show signs of mutating easily, U.S. government researchers now say

7/30/2006
Don't Let Ear Pain Spoil Summer Fun

Guidelines offer tips to avoid swimmer's ear

7/24/2006
40% of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Develop Complications

But one expert says these statistics are outdated, because new procedures make surgery safer and less invasive

7/21/2006
Protecting Your Newborn From a Deadly Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

7/20/2006
Elderly Gain Little From Flu Shot: Studies

Vaccination most effective for those in nursing homes, experts say

7/19/2006
Steamy Air Won't Ease Croup

Study finds similar outcomes with humid vs. dry air

7/18/2006
Study Compares Treatments for Kids' Lung Infection

Cheaper enzyme therapy equals surgery for pneumonia complication, researchers report

7/18/2006
Combo Drug Therapy Protects HIV-Positive Children

Incidence of opportunistic infections reduced up to 14-fold, report says

7/15/2006
Food Safety Tips Make Picnics Perfect

It all comes down to temperature, experts say

7/14/2006
West Nile Laying Low, So Far

Officials predict more infections as summer heats up

7/11/2006
Slime-Like Substance Blamed for Chronic Ear Infections

Bacterial biofilm resistant to antibiotics, study finds

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

6/29/2006
Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills

CDC reports 9 cases of human salmonella linked to dog or cat snacks

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