Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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