Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/12/2005
Kids' Whooping Cough Shot Also Works in Adults

More older individuals should get immunized, experts advise

10/12/2005
Forest Fungus Yields Powerful Antimicrobial

Researchers liken its effect to penicillin

10/11/2005
New Coating Keeps Drug-Resistant Bugs at Bay

Inventors say it can be bonded to bandages, hospital gowns

10/11/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions

It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

10/7/2005
Brackish Waters May Pose Infection Risk: Study

Vibrio bacteria can enter a wound, possibly leading to amputation, even death

10/6/2005
Some U.S. Soldiers Battle Drug-Resistant Bug in Iraq

Acinetobacter baumannii has infected more than 250 patients, mostly troops, study finds

10/5/2005
Stomach-Churning Germ Infects Alaskan Oysters

This reflects warming of waters once too cold to sustain the bacterium, study says

10/5/2005
1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu

Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

10/3/2005
Genital Warts May Not Always Signal Child Abuse

New findings run counter to standard pediatric training

10/2/2005
Study: Home Antibacterial Gels Work

They cut transmission of gastrointestinal bugs by 59 percent

9/30/2005
Study Supports Routine HIV Tests for Fever Patients

Identifying infection could prevent its spread to others

9/29/2005
Vaccine Might Shield Newborns from Infection

Study will examine whether vaginal bacteria can be suppressed during childbirth

9/28/2005
Health Tip: Athletes Can Avoid Skin Infections

Contact sports can increase risk

9/26/2005
Experts: Mystery Dog Virus Is Flu Strain

New strain of influenza is usually found in horses

9/26/2005
Doctors in Training Don't Recognize Botulism or Smallpox

Study of bioterrorism preparedness finds some can't tell chickenpox from smallpox

9/21/2005
I'd Shake Your Hand, But ...

... new public restroom study shows Americans aren't washing up like they should

9/19/2005
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk

In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

9/14/2005
Flu Shot Priorities Outlined

Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

9/10/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Pesticide program to limit disease to start Sunday, officials say

9/9/2005
Study: SARS Care Took Toll on Health Workers

Canadian researchers say many staffers worked on despite feeling symptoms

9/9/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Meanwhile, FEMA director relieved of his duties, report says

9/8/2005
Health Tip: When Your Glands Are Swollen

You could have an infection

9/8/2005
New Orleans Floodwaters Loaded With Sewage

Forced evacuation of residents begins

9/7/2005
Antibiotic Could Make Chemotherapy Safer

But added cost and raised risk of drug resistance may limit its use, experts say

9/6/2005
U.S. Officials: More Medical Aid Reaching Katrina's Victims

But reports surface of possible E. coli contamination in New Orleans floodwater

9/5/2005
Disaster Officials Collecting the Dead

Toll expected in thousands, as some medical relief hits a roadblock

9/4/2005
Around the Gulf, Workers Care for Sick and Deal With the Dead

Volunteers struggle to meet health needs of hurricane refugees; top U.S health official predicts massive death count

9/2/2005
Researchers Unlock Meningitis' Secrets

A cellular 'key' helps bacteria pierce brain's defenses

9/2/2005
As Floodwaters Level Off, Health Risks Rise

Lack of shelter, clean water and food in Katrina's aftermath endangering thousands, experts say

9/1/2005
CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season

Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

8/31/2005
Health Emergency Engulfs Hurricane Areas

Federal officials declare the entire Gulf Coast in health crisis

8/31/2005
New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.

GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

8/31/2005
Worker Health Woes Hurt U.S. Economy

Sick, injured employees cost nation $260 billion annually, report finds

8/30/2005
Health Risk From Katrina May Last for Weeks

Intestinal disease, West Nile and rabies are all potential threats

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

Rand test found some staffers ignored calls or gave poor advice