Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/29/2004
Health Tip: Toxoplasmosis

Take care when cleaning cat's litter box

4/28/2004
The Case for Food Irradiation

Researchers say it would greatly reduce rates of food-borne illnesses

4/27/2004
Terrorism's Toll Lingers

Anthrax survivors suffer long after attack, finds study

4/23/2004
Study Urges New Look at Antibiotic Resistance

Chicken waste yields clue into how wily germs spread quickly

4/22/2004
Immune System Memory Center Identified

Finding could lead to better vaccines, cancer treatments

4/21/2004
Toilet Flush May Have Spread SARS

Hong Kong study calls for better look at airborne transmission

4/16/2004
New Drug-Resistant Strain of Salmonella Found

Two common antibiotics ineffective against it

4/13/2004
Pneumonia Raises Death Risk Even in Midlife

Study: People over 40 likelier to die sooner after hospitalization

4/9/2004
Protection From Pet Diseases

Fido, Fluffy can be carriers

4/7/2004
Not Every Sore Throat Is Strep Throat

Diagnosing, treating condition can be daunting, experts say

4/2/2004
3/31/2004
West Nile Virus Could Hit California Hard

Expert predicts surge of cases in state this summer

3/31/2004
Experimental Vaccine Stops SARS in Its Tracks

Animal study shows promise, but human application uncertain

3/29/2004
Pinpointing Infections

'Sensor' makes bacteria, fungi and viruses glow

3/29/2004
Slaying 'Superbugs'

New class of enzymes slices and dices resistant bacteria

3/26/2004
Circumcision Cuts HIV Risk

Men who have had it may be six times less likely to get infection

3/25/2004
Researchers Unlock Genetic Code of Dangerous Parasite

Could lead to drugs to treat germ that threatens those with weak immune systems

3/25/2004
AIDS Virus May Begin Infection Unguarded

Study finds weakest strains passed on during sex

3/22/2004
Molecules Further Cystic Fibrosis Inflammation

Discovery may lead to new treatments for lung disease

3/22/2004
Contact Sports and Skin Infections

How to reduce your risk

3/19/2004
Common Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Respiratory bug leads to hallmark amyloid plaques in brain

3/15/2004
Mice Produce SARS Antibodies

It could lead to effective protection for people, a new study says

3/12/2004
Workplace Testing Reduces Ulcer Rates

Treating those with Helicobacter pylori cut health-care costs

3/11/2004
Fighting Fungal Infections

Scientists find way to enhance activity of peptides that battle them

3/10/2004
Researchers Closer to Alternative Smallpox Vaccine

Existing vaccinations can sicken some people

3/10/2004
Bad Habits Faulted for One-Third of American Deaths

Tobacco, poor diet, lack of exercise top the list

3/9/2004
Blinding Eye Disease More Common Than Thought

Study says uveitis affects three times more Americans than previously estimated

3/1/2004
Antibacterial Products Don't Cut Infection Risk at Home

Study adds they may have some value in large settings, such as a school

2/26/2004
New Norovirus Behind Stomach Bug Outbreak

Variant linked to gastroenteritis outbreaks in 2002, study finds

2/26/2004
Age-Old Advice on Fluids for Colds Disputed

No proof that fluid intake helps, study says

2/25/2004
Tracking Asia's Deadly Bird Flu Outbreak

Scientists work to determine why it seems more lethal than other strains

2/24/2004
Piercings Can Come With a High Price

Infections in upper ear are common, doctors suspect

2/23/2004
Swollen Glands

They often signal infection

2/19/2004
Blood Test Can Prevent Unneeded Antibiotic Use

Shows whether bacteria or viruses cause lung infection

2/17/2004
Human Mouth Harbors Clues to Fighting Infection

Natural antibiotics may offer ideas on how to boost immune system

2/16/2004
Hepatitis Drug May Fight Anthrax

Lab study promising, but researchers have long way to go

2/6/2004
Bird Virus Linked to 1918 Flu Pandemic

Researcher: Jump to humans was 'simple'

2/6/2004
Looking at Links to Brain-Wasting Disease

Studies examine blood transfusions and human version of mad cow disease

2/5/2004
Germ Behind Food Poisoning More Wily Than Thought

Carriers of Listeria may not show symptoms as germ hides out in gall bladder

2/4/2004
Coating Intestines Protects Against Deadly Infection

Study finds direct injection after surgery works without antibiotics

2/2/2004
Immune Protein Might Fight SARS

'Good fortune' leads to promising therapy against killer virus

1/29/2004
Flu Retreats in U.S.

Only Delaware reporting widespread viral activity

1/29/2004
Scientists Map Evolution of SARS Virus

The research might help in vaccine development

1/28/2004
Rubber Ducky, I'm Awfully Sick From You

Kids' bath toys may be reservoirs for infection

1/27/2004
Health Officials Warn of Bird Flu's Deadly Potential

It could help trigger a long-predicted pandemic

1/26/2004
Understanding SARS: One Year Later

U.S. suffered far fewer cases than thought

1/23/2004
West Nile Mosquitoes Show Signs of Resistance

Species in California first in U.S. to show defense against pesticide

1/21/2004
Unraveling the Monkeypox Mystery

Doctors piece together virus' advance from Africa to America

1/15/2004
Jury Still Out On Flu Vaccine

Federal study finds it offers poor protection against flu-like illnesses

1/15/2004
Experts: Halt HIV Vaccine Trial

Say resources are better spent on more promising ones