Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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