Misc. Infections News

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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

1/13/2006
Iron, Folate Supplements May Harm Kids in Regions Rife With Malaria

Programs distributing the nutrients to poor children may not be best, experts warn

1/9/2006
Avian Flu in People May Be More Common Than Thought

Illness might not be particularly lethal, some experts suggest

1/6/2006
Urethritis in Men Linked to Oral Sex

Common sexually transmitted disease may be caused by germs in mouth, study says

12/27/2005
Scientists Develop New Anthrax Antibody

It may help treat late-stage infection, study finds

12/27/2005
Health Tip: Does Your Dental Visit Require Antibiotics?

People with joint replacement often are at greater risk of infection

12/21/2005
Avian Flu Strains Show Resistance to Tamiflu

Additional drugs may be needed to deal with possible resistant form of the virus

12/20/2005
Reflux Drugs May Raise Diarrhea Risk

Reduced stomach acidity encourages illness-causing bacteria, study finds

12/14/2005
Vaccinating Bone Marrow Donor Helps Protect Recipient

It shields patients from a deadly pneumonia, sudy finds

12/13/2005
Military Testing New Malaria Drug

Medication derived from Chinese herb could cut deaths by a third, researcher says

12/7/2005
Liver Cancer, Hepatitis C Connection Gets Clearer

Research may explain how the virus encourages malignancy

12/2/2005
Officials Note Outbreaks of Virulent Germ

Diarrhea-causing bacterium seems to be emerging in hospitals and local communities

11/28/2005
Vaccinating Birds Might Limit Avian Flu Spread, Research Contends

But experts don't think the approach is practical in the field

11/28/2005
Rate of Serious Infection Rising Among Elderly

CDC says hospitalizations due to infection rose 13 percent since 1990

11/25/2005
Zinc Supplements Safe, Effective for HIV-infected Kids

They reduce deadly diarrhea and pneumonia, new study finds

11/24/2005
Hectic Holidays Bring Health Hazards

Here's some trouble to look out for -- and ways to avoid it

11/23/2005
Confusion Over Sick Kids and Daycare Reported

New study shows parents, doctors, childcare workers don't understand guidelines

11/23/2005
Health Tip: Don't Ignore an Animal Bite

Call a doctor if there are signs of infection

11/23/2005
Did Pain Add Power to Great Works of Art?

Masterpieces by Cellini, Michelangelo and Van Gogh reflect physical woes, expert says

11/22/2005
Placental Leak Drives Mom-to-Baby HIV Transmission

Infection appears to occur during labor contractions, new study finds

11/17/2005
HIV Rates Dropping Among Blacks in U.S.

But CDC reports rate still much higher than that among whites, Hispanics

11/14/2005
Feeling a Chill Can Brrrr-ing on a Cold

Study provides first evidence that icy weather ups respiratory risks

11/11/2005
Bird Flu Triggers Immune System 'Storm'

H5N1 virus spurs massive, and potentially deadly, inflammatory reaction, scientists say

11/11/2005
Health Tip: Abscesses Stem From Bacterial Infection

See your dentist promptly to reduce pain

11/10/2005
Bacterium, Gene Play Roles in Elderly Vision Loss

Discovery gives new clues to age-related macular degeneration

11/8/2005
Antibiotics Still Prescribed Too Often

Strep tests, physician tools could help correct the problem, studies say

11/2/2005
U.S. Details Plans to Combat Bird Flu

20 million doses of vaccine and surveillance networks are part of the strategy

11/2/2005
Health Tip: Care For Skin After Getting Tattoos

Apply a bandage and use ointments

11/1/2005
Anti-HIV Vaginal Gel Shows Promise

In monkeys, microbicide prevented infection despite viral exposure

11/1/2005
Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy

A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

10/31/2005
New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines

But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

10/25/2005
Children's Pneumonia Vaccine Helps Prevent Disease in Adults

Rates of serious illness dropped by almost one-third, study finds

10/24/2005
Booze, Smoking Open Lungs to Pneumonia

Rat study finds the two together speed progress of strep bacteria

10/21/2005
Health Tip: Pets Can Carry Disease

Make sure they're healthy

10/14/2005
Interferon-Linked Protein Key to HIV Vaccine

Research yields new targets for preventing infection, researchers say

10/14/2005
Hep B Booster Shot Unnecessary: Study

Body's immune system still vigilant 10 years after vaccination

10/13/2005
New Antibiotic Could Fight Cholera

Gene-targeted virstatin might also battle other lethal infections

10/13/2005
TB Vaccine Treats Disease, Wards Off Infection

Before new data, experts weren't sure the shot kept kids from getting infected