Misc. Infections News

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Article Title
1/15/2004
If a Playmate Bites Your Child

Watch for swelling and redness

1/13/2004
Will Wiping Out Ulcer Bug Stop Stomach Cancer?

Study finds mixed results after eradicating H. pylori

1/9/2004
Shy People May Be More Susceptible to HIV

Introverts less able to resist sexually transmitted virus

1/9/2004
Toenail Fungus

Tips for avoiding the infection

1/7/2004
New Drug Combo Battles Malaria

Therapy including Chinese herbal medicine overcomes drug-resistant disease

12/31/2003
Not a Lean Year for Health News

Nation's obesity epidemic raged on while SARS scared the world in 2003

12/29/2003
Experts Insist U.S. Meat Supply Safe

Others say more mad cow precautions needed

12/29/2003
Drugs Treat Late-Stage Anthrax

Protease inhibitors give tardy cases a shot at survival

12/28/2003
Trouble in Paradise?

Tropical spots can harbor certain health risks

12/28/2003
Meat From Infected Cow Found in More States

The U.S. beef supply is safe, federal officials contend

12/27/2003
Diseased Cow Came From Canada, U.S. Officials Say

American meat supply is safe, experts contend

12/26/2003
U.S. Scrutinizing Its Beef Inspections

Experts say nation's beef supply is safe

12/24/2003
Exercise Can Keep Kids Healthy

Researchers find link between health and exercise, body fat

12/24/2003
Mad Cow: Where Did It Come From?

Its arrival in U.S. is called 'inevitable'

12/24/2003
Experts Say U.S. Beef Supply Is Safe

Presence of mad cow disease in one Holstein no cause for alarm, they say

12/23/2003
Taming SARS: What Worked, What Didn't

Quarantines, certain drugs helped to contain 1st outbreak of the disease

12/22/2003
ICU Patients Often Exposed To Bacteria

Researchers fear it could result in drug-resistant strains

12/20/2003
The A-B-C's of Smart Antibiotic Use

Sometimes topical medicines can do the job

12/19/2003
Steering Clear of Colds

Tips on how to avoid catching them during holiday socializing

12/19/2003
12/18/2003
How Anthrax Goes Into Hiding

Scientists discover how deadly bacteria create spores

12/17/2003
SARS Can Take Flight

U.S. study finds deadly virus was transmitted on airplanes

12/17/2003
Cruise Control

How to avoid illness aboard a cruise ship

12/17/2003
Did West Nile Conquer Alexander the Great?

'Retrodiagnosis' fingers mosquito-borne virus

12/11/2003
U.S. Buys More Flu Vaccine as Outbreak Widens

Affects all states, and is 'widespread' in 24

12/9/2003
U.S. Officials Scramble to Meet Flu Shot Shortage

Vaccine will be redistributed as CDC tries to get more

12/9/2003
'Super' TB Sheds Light on How It Infects

Gene mutation makes it more lethal but less effective as a pathogen

12/7/2003
Keep Germs at Arm's Length

Hand washing protects against infections such as colds and flu

12/5/2003
Bracing for a Second Round of SARS

New report says U.S. not prepared for an epidemic

12/4/2003
SARS Vaccine May Be on the Horizon

Pittsburgh researchers develop one that works in monkeys

11/28/2003
World Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Researchers warn the time to prepare is now

11/28/2003
Birth of a Supergerm

Scientists discover gene exchange that leads to drug-resistant bug

11/27/2003
On With the Lights, Off With the Germs

Ultraviolet germicidal lights may reduce contamination of office ventilation systems

11/25/2003
E. coli Hangs Out in Buildings

Study finds fairgoers sickened by an infected barn

11/25/2003
Safety Hazards Abound After a Flood

Here's what to do when you return home

11/19/2003
Pollution Part of SARS Death Risk

Study found patients in highly polluted areas in China twice as likely to die

11/18/2003
Targeting Toxoplasmosis

New delivery of treatment reaches hidden parasites current medications can't

11/17/2003
Is Smallpox Behind AIDS Immunity?

Roots of resistance may lie in Middle Ages

11/13/2003
Raccoon Rabies Claims First Life in U.S.

Experts don't know how Virginia man got infected

11/7/2003
Nailing Down Healthy Nails

Tips for keeping them in tiptop shape

11/7/2003
Gynecological Infection More Widespread Than Thought

Bacterial vaginosis present in 1 out of 4 women studied, not linked to sexual activity

11/6/2003
Illness in Newborns

Symptoms can be subtle

11/1/2003
Fall is Prime Lyme Disease Time

Folks need to be careful out in the woods, experts say

10/29/2003
Felines and Ferrets Can be Infected With SARS

They could be used to test potential treatments or vaccines

10/23/2003
Severe Gum Disease Common in Diabetics

Gum infections leading to tooth loss should be treated aggressively

10/23/2003
No Need to Flush Bowels Before Surgery

Study says mechanical bowel preparation not needed before colorectal procedures

10/22/2003
Heavy Drinking Linked to Surgical Infection

Alcohol consumption increases risk of post-operative infection

10/8/2003
Make Your Kids Wash Their Hands

Parents need reminder about importance of hand hygiene for their children

10/1/2003
Autumn Temps Keep Lyme Ticks in Business

They thrive in weather above 30 degrees, experts say

9/28/2003
Pay More Than Lip Service to Food Safety

Some simple steps can keep dangerous germs at bay