Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/7/2005
Cranberry Juice May Fight Intestinal Bugs

Laboratory study found immediate effect, but more research needed

6/7/2005
Infected Host Not Key to West Nile's Spread

Study suggests adjacent, feeding mosquitoes can infect each other

6/3/2005
Microbe 'Biofilms' Cause Ear Infection

The finding could lead to more effective treatments, experts say

6/3/2005
Health Tip: Preventing 'Pink Eye'

How to conquer conjunctivitis

6/2/2005
Chemotherapy Combo Increases Breast Cancer Survival

Serious side effects can occur, but experts say benefits outweigh risks

5/23/2005
Health Tip: Suffering from Canker Sores?

You can treat them right at home

5/20/2005
Tracking the Lyme Bug's Every Move

Illness worsens as bacteria travels through bloodstream

5/17/2005
Science Moving Closer to Plague Vaccine

New approach works in mice, but effectiveness in humans unknown

5/17/2005
Chemotherapy Combo Poses Grave Risks

Study of breast cancer treatments halted following two deaths from drug toxicity

5/16/2005
5/16/2005
CDC Declares End to U.S. Rubella Threat

The virus was once a major cause of birth defects and deafness

5/13/2005
Health Tip: Avoiding a Nasty Germ

Practice good hygiene habits

5/7/2005
Don't Get Ticked Off This Summer

Simple tips should keep outdoor fun tick-free

5/6/2005
Keeping Toenail Fungus On the Run

Road Runners Club of America launches education campaign on nasty bug

5/3/2005
Health Tip: Risking Cat Scratch Disease

How to prevent getting it

4/28/2005
U.S. Adds New Mosquito Repellents

Guidelines to now include two additional ingredients

4/27/2005
Childhood Infection Takes Toll on Seniors, Too

Respiratory virus can be dangerous to more than youngsters

4/22/2005
Day Care at Early Age May Cut Leukemia Risk

Exposure to common infections seems to protect against disease, study finds

4/21/2005
Missing Killer Flu Virus Sample Count Not Clear: CDC

Top official estimates two dozen samples still to be found

4/21/2005
Ear Tube Surgery Doesn't Harm Kids' Hearing

Procedures showed positive results 14 years later, study says

4/20/2005
Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease

Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

4/19/2005
Most U.S. Kids Now Vaccinated Against Chickenpox

Ten years after inoculation's launch, 85 percent are immunized

4/19/2005
Health Tip: Visiting Petting Zoos

Be sure to follow these precautions

4/14/2005
U.S. Seeks Cause of Flu Virus Mix-Up

Destruction of dangerous pathogen continues; no reports of illness

4/13/2005
Deadly Flu Virus Mistakenly Sent to Thousands of Labs

Test facilities in 18 countries scramble to destroy 1957 killer 'Asian Flu' virus; U.S. health official says public exposure threat low

4/11/2005
Health Tip: Nail Salon Safety

Protect yourself from disease

4/11/2005
Computer Keyboards Spread More Than Words

In hospitals, harmful bacteria can be transferred to patients, study says

4/6/2005
Staph Infections Turning Up Outside Hospitals

Strains starting to emerge in communities, new research reveals

4/1/2005
Surgical Infection Rates Lower in Elderly

Mystery remains as to why rates decline after age 65