Misc. Infections News

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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

1/30/2006
Obesity Might Be Catching

Infectious viruses may make fat cells fatter, researchers claim

1/28/2006
Taking Your Temperature? Lay Off the Snacking

Food and drink beforehand can skew the results, new study finds

1/27/2006
Hepatitis B Shot Shields Newborns

It protects them if mom carries the virus, studies show

1/26/2006
Scientists Unlock Genetic Information on Bird Flu

Data could lead to insights on ways to prevent, treat human infections

1/25/2006
No Evidence Echinacea Prevents Colds

Studies suggest the herbal extract might shorten symptoms, however

1/25/2006
Statins May Prevent Sepsis in Heart Patients

Risk of deadly reaction to infection was reduced by cholesterol drugs, study says

1/24/2006
Chronic Inflammation Could Spur Cancer

Study finds higher risk for malignancy in people with key inflammatory marker

1/19/2006
Epidural Won't Lessen Long-Term Shingles Pain

Steroid injection may only work for short-term relief, study finds

1/19/2006
Antibiotic Resistance Widespread in Nature

Study finds bacteria have multiple defenses against multiple enemies

1/19/2006
Antiviral Drugs Weak Defense Against Bird Flu Pandemic, Study Finds

These drugs won't do much to fight 'regular' flu, either, experts say

1/17/2006
Gene Protects Against HIV, But Ups Risk for West Nile Virus

Finding could have implications for HIV-positive patients, experts say

1/17/2006
Health Tip: Bedsores Should Be Treated Promptly

Relieve pressure and clean the area

1/15/2006
Wise Words on Wound Care

Cuts, scrapes or open sores -- here are tips to help speed healing

1/13/2006
Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus

RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization