Misc. Infections News

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8/30/2005
Local Health Agencies Faulted on Bioterror Response Times

Rand test found some staffers ignored calls or gave poor advice

8/30/2005
Low Hep A Vaccination in Hep C Patients

Going without this immunization greatly raises liver disease risks

8/29/2005
New Antibiotics Fight Resistant Staph

Line of synthetic agents could be lifesavers

8/25/2005
Antibiotics Not Enough to Stop Gastric Lymphoma

The culprit is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, study says

8/16/2005
Many ICU Patients Experience Kidney Failure

Septic shock is most common cause of problems, study finds

8/16/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations, Saves Money

Vaccine saves millions compared to prevaccination period, study reports

8/10/2005
Expert Warns of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Spread

Better physician awareness needed to fight this disease

8/10/2005
Delayed Ear Tube Surgery Doesn't Delay Development

Speech, language unaffected by the timing of procedure in healthy kids, study finds

8/10/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Toenail Fungus

Keep your toes as clean as possible

8/9/2005
Staph Infections Take Heavy Toll on Hospitals

May contribute to nearly 12,000 deaths and add $9.5 billion to health costs, study suggests

8/9/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy

Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

8/4/2005
Multivitamins Don't Protect Seniors

Supplements didn't cut number of doctor visits, infections, study finds

8/3/2005
Researchers Offer Battle Plans to Combat Avian Flu

Anti-viral drugs and quarantining infected individuals are two keys, studies report

7/29/2005
Study Confirms Power of Anti-HIV Drugs

Combination therapy is keeping patients alive over long term

7/29/2005
Hospital Reminders Lower Urinary Catheter Risk

System prompts doctors to remove the devices sooner

7/28/2005
Deadly Bacteria Times Its Attack

Research shows post-surgery infection strikes when immune system is weakest

7/28/2005
Report Reveals New Clues to Deadly Anthrax

Bacterial proteins gang up to force entry into cells

7/26/2005
Scientists Unlock Herpes Virus' Defenses

Discovery could bring effective treatments, but more study needed

7/21/2005
Good Germs Could Keep HIV at Bay

Antiviral agents are attached to bacteria at key points of infection

7/19/2005
Health Tip: Going Home After a Flood

Be sure to follow these safety precautions

7/18/2005
Experts: Improve Efforts Against Animal-Borne Disease

Mad cow, avian flu and West Nile highlight the threat, report says

7/15/2005
Weaker Strain of Monkeypox Caused 2003 Outbreak

That's why there were no U.S. fatalities, researchers say

7/15/2005
West Nile's Impact Less Severe So Far This Year

But experts caution that the season hasn't reached its peak

7/14/2005
Common Genetics Key to Fighting Deadly Parasites

New insights into illnesses that threaten millions worldwide

7/11/2005
7/11/2005
Piercing Staph Bug's 'Golden Armor'

Better understanding of this lethal bacterium points to weakness

7/7/2005
Key to Deadly Nipah Virus Found

Discovery may lead to treatment, prevention of this bioterrorism threat, researchers say

7/6/2005
Bird Flu Found in Wild Geese in China

Deadly strain could pose threat to humans, researchers say

7/5/2005
Experts: Test All Pregnant Women for HIV

Federal panel issues updated guidelines on screening for the virus

7/1/2005
Immune Cells' Infection-Fighting Secrets Revealed

Discoveries could bring treatments that fight harmful bugs

6/30/2005
Researchers Take 1st Step Toward Broad Strep B Vaccine

Four-protein combination used to combat the bacteria that threatens newborns

6/29/2005
Science Making Headway Against Hepatitis B

Two studies point to best therapies for specific patients

6/23/2005
Collaborative Effort Cuts Rate of Surgical Site Infections

43 hospitals across country reduced it by 27 percent, report finds

6/23/2005
Clues to Bedsore Biology Could Yield Treatments

These chronic wounds are potentially fatal, experts say

6/22/2005
Antibiotics No Good for Pinkeye

Study finds this childhood malady usually clears up on its own

6/21/2005
Antibiotics Do Little for Most Respiratory Infections

Using them made no difference in duration, severity of illness, researchers say

6/21/2005
Heart Condition Linked to Resistant Staph

Changes in infection may make endocarditis tougher to treat, experts warn

6/21/2005
Aging Stem Cells Linked to Leukemia in Elderly

Study found they increased risk of infection, disease

6/16/2005
Ear Infection Vaccine Effort Underway

Human trials expected within a year, organizers say

6/16/2005
New Antibiotic Fights Stubborn Hospital Germs

Derived from tetracycline family

6/15/2005
Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive

6/15/2005
Drinking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Infection Risk

It triples the odds, new study finds

6/15/2005
Taking a Bite Out of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Tulane researcher seeks to build a better bug trap

6/15/2005
Health Tip: Taking Care of Blisters

Pay attention, or they could become infected

6/14/2005
Single-Dose Antibiotic Approved

Treats sinusitis, pneumonia

6/13/2005
Plant Vaccine Targets SARS

Cheap and easy to give, the vaccine could prevent another outbreak

6/10/2005
Health Tip: Avoiding Bladder Infection

Some helpful suggestions

6/9/2005
Reports Shed Light on Dangers of New MS Drug

Susceptibility to brain infection might be caught in patients in future

6/9/2005
Health Tip: Treating Ear Infections

Warning signs and temporary remedies

6/8/2005
Web-Based Home STD Tests Can Work

One-third of women successfully used free kits, study found