Misc. Infections News

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Article Title
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

11/29/2004
Experts: Vaccinate Adolescents Against Whooping Cough

Immunizing teens could protect babies against the lethal infection

11/26/2004
Stomach Cancer May Start in Bone Marrow

Mouse study questions long-held belief about disease origins

11/25/2004
Health Tip: Discard Old Cosmetics

They could harbor nasty germs

11/18/2004
Ready-Made Drugs May Halt AIDS-Related Infection

Generic antipsychotics block virus, finds study

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/16/2004
FDA: Science, Not Politics, Behind RU-486 Warning

Agency denies pressure to put tough label on abortion pill

11/12/2004
Beware Strep Infections

The bacteria behind them can cause life-threatening illnesses, doctors warn

11/5/2004
Azithromycin Zaps Respiratory Infections

Single dose as effective as multiple doses of other treatments, studies say

11/4/2004
U.S. to Stockpile New Anthrax Vaccine

Plans are to have enough to inoculate 25 million people

11/4/2004
Health Tip: Fungus Isn't Fun

Prevent jock itch and athlete's foot

10/29/2004
New Anthrax Test Offers Quick Results

Faster diagnosis could help save lives, experts say

10/28/2004
Health Tip: Yeast Infection

Before you buy an OTC remedy, see your doctor

10/27/2004
Virulent Parasite Yields Genetic Secrets

Cryptosporidium decoding could prevent illness, bioterrorism

10/26/2004
Uninsured Kids At Higher Risk for Burst Appendix

Diagnosis often comes too late for preventive surgery, study finds

10/25/2004
Health Tip: Group B Strep and Pregnant Women

A simple test can alert doctors

10/25/2004
Health Tip: Genital Warts

A viral infection transmitted sexually

10/20/2004
Experts Urge Simple Steps to Prevent Colds, Flu

Campaign gains added urgency in wake of vaccine shortage

10/20/2004
Health Tip: Travelers, Be Wary of Cholera

Especially where there's bad water treatment

10/19/2004
U.S. Secures Another 2.6 Million Flu Vaccines

Still leaves the nation well short of needed doses

10/18/2004
Health Tip: Avoid Hot Tub Rash

Make sure the tub is well maintained

10/16/2004
The Truth About Colds and Flu

Experts help you sift through misconceptions

10/15/2004
U.S. Says No More Flu Vaccine

Supplies from Chiron factory in England can't be salvaged, health officials say

10/14/2004
Cream May Prevent Vaginal HIV Infection

Microbicide protects monkeys, but human tests may be far off

10/14/2004
Early Forecast: Flu Season Could be Harsh

But existing vaccine supplies are good match for predominant strain, some experts say

10/12/2004
Flu Shots Will Be Earmarked for Neediest

CDC says it will allocate vaccine yet to be shipped

10/11/2004
Health Tip: Candidiasis

A fungal infection of the mouth and throat

10/7/2004
Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable

Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

10/7/2004
Health Tip: Urinary Tract Infections

Signs that you have a problem

10/6/2004
Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?

CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

10/5/2004
Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.

Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

10/2/2004
Hand Sanitizers Keep Home Free of Germs

Study finds 59 percent reduction in spread of gastrointestinal illness

10/1/2004
Antibiotics Sold Without Prescriptions

Practice, common in Hispanic enclaves, may increase antibiotic resistance, study says

9/30/2004
HIV-Positive Moms' Meds Protect Babies

Antiretroviral therapy is passed along during breast-feeding

9/30/2004
Drug-Resistant Infections on the Rise

More cases of 'flesh-eating bacteria' seen

9/29/2004
New Drug Treats Fungal Infections in Cancer Patients

Fewer side effects allow for more aggressive therapies

9/27/2004
West Nile Hits Western U.S. Hard, While Northeast Unscathed

More birds may be immune to virus, reducing threat to humans