Misc. Infections News

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8/6/2006
Hygiene Key to Avoiding Nail Fungus Infections

Some spas and salons fail to practice good sanitation, so you should, group says

8/4/2006
Salmonella: The Trojan Horse of Germs

The food-borne bacteria seems to take over and infect host cells, researchers say

8/3/2006
Health Tip: Toxic Shock Syndrome

Tampon use is a primary risk factor

8/1/2006
Estimated 500,000 Need Mental Help a Year After Katrina

But experts say there's a dire shortage of services in the Gulf Coast region

7/31/2006
Bird Flu Pandemic May Not Develop

Virus doesn't show signs of mutating easily, U.S. government researchers now say

7/30/2006
Don't Let Ear Pain Spoil Summer Fun

Guidelines offer tips to avoid swimmer's ear

7/24/2006
40% of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Develop Complications

But one expert says these statistics are outdated, because new procedures make surgery safer and less invasive

7/21/2006
Protecting Your Newborn From a Deadly Threat

Simple tests and antibiotics can thwart Group B strep, doctors say

7/20/2006
Elderly Gain Little From Flu Shot: Studies

Vaccination most effective for those in nursing homes, experts say

7/19/2006
Steamy Air Won't Ease Croup

Study finds similar outcomes with humid vs. dry air

7/18/2006
Study Compares Treatments for Kids' Lung Infection

Cheaper enzyme therapy equals surgery for pneumonia complication, researchers report

7/18/2006
Combo Drug Therapy Protects HIV-Positive Children

Incidence of opportunistic infections reduced up to 14-fold, report says

7/15/2006
Food Safety Tips Make Picnics Perfect

It all comes down to temperature, experts say

7/14/2006
West Nile Laying Low, So Far

Officials predict more infections as summer heats up

7/11/2006
Slime-Like Substance Blamed for Chronic Ear Infections

Bacterial biofilm resistant to antibiotics, study finds

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

6/29/2006
Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills

CDC reports 9 cases of human salmonella linked to dog or cat snacks

6/28/2006
Singapore Eye Infections Heighten Contact Lens Concerns

And the maker of recalled ReNu with MoistureLoc offers likely explanation for the outbreaks

6/27/2006
Study Unravels Inner Working of Bacteria

Discovery may lead to ways to prevent infections from germs

6/23/2006
Human 'Mad Cow' Could Cause Eventual Epidemic

vCJD may have 50-year incubation period, meaning most cases have yet to arise, experts say

6/22/2006
HIV Drugs Have Given Americans 3 Million Years of Life

They've also prevented 2,900 infant infections since 1989, new study finds

6/21/2006
Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear Not Just From Pools

Water in the ear can come from showers and baths

6/16/2006
Are Western Lifestyles Too Hygienic?

Rat study suggests low-germ environments boost allergy, immune disorders

6/13/2006
Health Tip: Take Care of Your New Piercing

Keep it clean to prevent infection

6/12/2006
More Cases of Eye Infections Linked to Recalled Contact Lens Solution

The dangers may be more widespread than originally thought, studies suggest

6/9/2006
Patch May Conquer Canker Sores in Hours

Maker says it cuts healing time to less than a day

6/9/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

Painful or bloody urination are common warning signs

6/8/2006
FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Experts hail immunization as breakthrough for women worldwide

6/5/2006
Health Tip: Take an Antibiotic Properly

Be sure to finish the prescription

6/5/2006
Advances, Failures Mark AIDS' First 25 Years

The epidemic, like HIV, is changing, experts say

6/4/2006
Avoid Oral Antibiotics for 'Swimmer's Ear'

New guidelines stress use of medicated ear drops instead

6/1/2006
Body Has Antibiotic to Fight Urinary Tract Infection

Boosting levels of the compound might help women battle UTIs

5/31/2006
Health Tip: Treating Baby's Diaper Rash

Watch for signs of infection

5/26/2006
Your Workplace Can Leave You Feeling Ill

Toxins, irritants lurk in the home too, experts say

5/26/2006
Danger Can Lurk in Morning O.J.

In rare cases, juice can harbor salmonella bacteria, experts say

5/25/2006
Chlamydia May Pose Less Risk Than Thought

Study finds lower rate of infection-linked complications

5/25/2006
30% of Eye-Infection Cases Have Required Corneal Transplants

CDC report follows removal of contact lens solution from market

5/24/2006
Medical Detectives Track Down Virus That Killed Transplant Recipients

Researchers call for early detection system to prevent future tragedies

5/24/2006
2 Procedures Equal for Preemie Bowel Complication

Study finds intestinal infection can be treated with drainage or laparotomy

5/24/2006
Genes Help Gum-Disease Germ Harm Arteries

They could explain how periodontal infections boost heart risks, researchers say

5/24/2006
Family's Bird Flu Deaths Not Precursor to Pandemic

Indonesian cases don't mean virus can spread easily among humans, experts stress

5/24/2006
High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu

A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

5/22/2006
Combo Vaccines Developed Against Bird Flu

Inoculating poultry should limit threat of human pandemic, studies suggest

5/19/2006
Health Tip: Caring For Your Stitches

Keep the area clean, dry and protected

5/17/2006
New Antibiotic Could Battle Hospital Infections

Compound found in South African soil disabled antibiotic-resistant staph germ

5/16/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Raise Cancer, Infection Risk

TNF-blocking medicines are only used in severe cases, researchers note

5/16/2006
Scientists Spot Secrets of SARS' Spread

They pinpoint mechanisms the virus uses to infect cells

5/15/2006
Contact Lens Solution Pulled From Market

Bausch & Lomb's ReNu MoistureLoc linked to dangerous fungal infections

5/12/2006
New Test May Help Prevent Blindness in Developing World

It accurately spots fly-borne trachoma, which blinds millions

5/11/2006
Health Tip: Keeping Pinkeye at Bay

Wash hands, clean contacts frequently