Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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