Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/9/2004
Doctors Skimp on Hand Hygiene

Surgeons, ER doctors worst offenders, study finds

7/8/2004
4th Death Tied to Rabid Organ Donor

News comes after assurances that tissues were accounted for

7/8/2004
Appendicitis Diagnostic Test Approved

Checks for signs of infection

7/7/2004
Blood Infection a Threat to Cancer Patients

Death risk five times higher for those with complication in hospital

7/6/2004
Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents

Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep

7/2/2004
Long-Held Cystic Fibrosis Theory Challenged

Study finds patients may produce too little mucus, not too much

7/2/2004
Caution Urged on Mosquito Repellent for Kids

Researcher says it could cause short- and long-term effects

7/2/2004
Health Tip: Tick Defense

Follow these precautions

7/1/2004
Organ Donor's Rabies Kills 3 Recipients

There was no screening for rare virus

6/29/2004
Germs Hide in Unexpected Places

Many people unaware of where most really lurk

6/24/2004
Nasal Vaccine Prevents SARS Infection in Monkeys

Focusing on respiratory tract may raise vaccine's effectiveness in humans

6/21/2004
SARS Found in Tears

Singapore study confirms new transmission source

6/19/2004
New Test Helps Determine When Antibiotics Are Needed

Already in use in Europe, test developers await U.S. approval

6/18/2004
Weakened Immunity Makes Harmless Bug Deadly

Mouse study finds virus finds any 'crack' in system

6/17/2004
Health Tip: Caring for Sutured Wounds

Keep the area dry for the first 24 hours

6/16/2004
Study Urges Sterilization of Donor Tissue

Shortcomings found after death of man who had knee surgery

6/9/2004
Mono Virus Can Predict Cancer Relapse

Study ties survival to amount of Epstein-Barr in blood

6/9/2004
Disaster Readiness 101

Advance planning can help keep your family safe in case of terror attack

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear

Avoid going in the water until the pain subsides

6/3/2004
Many HIV-Positive Men Don't Realize It: Study

British findings, which mirror U.S. trends, suggest one in 10 might be infected

6/2/2004
SARS Review Shows Toronto Fought a Good Fight

Lessons learned should lead to even better efforts next time, experts say

5/28/2004
U.S. Braces for Another West Nile Season

Simple precautions can offer protection from mosquito-borne virus

5/26/2004
IV Fluids Are Equal, Study Finds

Researchers say saline and albumin are both safe for ICU patients

5/25/2004
Mouth Bacteria Can Fight HIV

Study finds some kinds can block virus, immune cells it infects

5/25/2004
White Tea Kills More Germs Than Its Green Cousin

Study finds its immune powers not just an 'old wives' tale'

5/24/2004
The Left Brain May be Your Infection Fighter

Research suggests the hemisphere influences the immune system

5/24/2004
Is Your Doctor Hazardous to Your Health?

Small study uncovers germ-ridden neckties on doctors

5/18/2004
Health Tip: Pyelonephritis of the Kidneys

Steps to help prevent this infection

5/12/2004
Staying Home Could Contain Smallpox Attack

Mass vaccinations not needed in outbreak, concludes study

5/7/2004
Prevnar Vaccine Protects Entire Families, Not Just Infants

But pediatricians are struggling to cope with a limited supply

5/4/2004
Breast Milk Protects Again

Prevents sepsis in low birth weight infants, study says

4/30/2004
Electronic 'Nose' Sniffs Out Pneumonia, Sinusitis

Device already used in food industry has potential for medicine

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