Misc. Infections News

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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

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