Misc. Infections News

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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

4/1/2005
Health Tip: Day Care Diseases

Help your child avoid them

3/31/2005
Multivitamins Won't Ward Off Infection in Elderly

Review of eight studies finds no proof of protection

3/29/2005
Studies: SARS May Spread Through the Air

Airborne virus was detected in patient's hospital room

3/28/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Hepatitis C

Take these precautions

3/24/2005
World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections

Prevention and care could slash child deaths by two-thirds, expert says

3/22/2005
Innovative Methods Could Stop Anthrax

Disinfectant-soaked clothing and antibodies grown in plants may fight infection

3/22/2005
Health Tip: What's the Itch?

It could be from the 'barber' or from the hot tub, or from somewhere else

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Be careful when traveling to affected areas

3/13/2005
Common Virus Can Be Tragic for Moms-To-Be

Parvovirus B19 is harmless to all but the fetus, but few moms are warned

3/10/2005
Pet Turtles Blamed for Salmonella Infections

Despite federal ban, officials fear cases may be on the rise

3/4/2005
Maggots Make Move to Mainstream Medicine

Experts say critters help doctors heal stubborn leg, foot wounds faster

3/2/2005
Health Tip: Fungal Infections

'Nail 'em' before they start

2/28/2005
2/25/2005
Genetic Test Can Detect HIV In Newly Infected

The procedure has been used in blood bank donation screening, researchers say

2/24/2005
Anthrax Attacks Left a Lingering Mistrust

Victims say health officials acted poorly in 2001 crisis

2/16/2005
Bird Flu Virus Can Cause Human Encephalitis

Two deaths involving brain inflammation reported in Vietnam

2/16/2005
Health Tip: Stop Urinary Tract Infections

And avoid painful recurrences

2/8/2005
Health Tip: Detecting Ear Infections in Children

Stop, look and listen for these signals

2/7/2005
Infant Infection May Impair Adult Memory

Rat study found poor recall in animals infected after birth

2/2/2005
Health Tip: Fake Nails Can Lead to Real Infections

Here are some symptoms to look for

1/28/2005
Smallpox Vaccine Risky for Some

People with skin conditions, immune disorders susceptible

1/26/2005
U.S. Leads in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate

Deaths, disabilities three times higher than other developed nations, study finds

1/24/2005
Study: Avian Flu Was Transmitted Between Humans

Mother and daughter died in Thailand incident involving diseased chickens

1/12/2005
U.S. Campaign Urges Cautious Use of Antibiotics

CDC reminds public about dangers of bacterial resistance

1/12/2005
Malaria Makes Comeback In U.S. Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan

Failure to take their medications appears to be the cause, study says

1/6/2005
Doctor: Tsunami Damage 'Like a War Zone'

Witnesses devastation, helps victims in Sri Lanka

12/23/2004
A Pill to Prevent AIDS?

Studies will test whether an HIV drug can protect healthy people

12/23/2004
New Risk for Asthma, Allergy Found

Changes in gut bacteria and fungi may increase chances of problems

12/22/2004
Bacterial Outbreak Tied to Wound Cleaning

Hospital device infected patients, study says

12/20/2004
Reducing Infection Risk After Stomach Surgery

Gunshot wounds more dangerous than stabbing injuries, study finds

12/16/2004
U.S. Meeting Demand For Flu Shots... So Far

Mild start to season, lack of demand easing potential problems, officials say

12/15/2004
Drugs Better Than Shots for Anthrax, Study Finds

Mass immunization found to be less effective in outbreak

12/14/2004
U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine

DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

12/8/2004
Health Tip: Don't Squeeze a Boil

It could spread the infection

12/4/2004
Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter

Safety advice on getting through cold months safe and sound

12/3/2004
Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu

Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest