Misc. Infections News

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7/5/2016
Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours

Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

7/1/2016
2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

6/30/2016
New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

6/30/2016
Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

6/28/2016
Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body

6/24/2016
Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

6/24/2016
DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

Genetic sequencing of inflamed brain tissue helped scientists determine what was causing damage

6/23/2016
Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack

Prior exposure to this other mosquito-borne virus might worsen infection, study says

6/23/2016
U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

6/23/2016
CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective

Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

6/21/2016
Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect

Body's response to being bitten could help the virus, mouse study suggests

6/16/2016
A New Antibiotic to the Rescue?

Experimental drug shows promise against MRSA superbug in animal trials

6/14/2016
Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer

Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

6/13/2016
Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

6/13/2016
HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

6/10/2016
Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes

Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

6/9/2016
Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections

Study finds long-term use of glucocorticoids may suppress immune system, upping odds for patients

6/8/2016
Think Twice Before You Get That Tattoo: FDA

Though popular, they carry infection risks and are hard to remove

6/7/2016
Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Men must do their part too, fetal medicine doctor says

6/6/2016
Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice

Babesiosis can sicken humans, so clinical trials are next step, researchers say

6/2/2016
Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

6/2/2016
Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

When disinfectants mix with sweat, personal care products and urine, dangerous byproducts can form, study says

6/1/2016
Program Cut Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Study found new training method led to fewer cases of painful, potentially dangerous infections

6/1/2016
Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery

Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

5/31/2016
Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

Mosquitoes main source of transmission, but many don't know virus can be spread through sex, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

5/27/2016
Exploring Zika's Path Through the Placenta

Researchers find the virus can replicate in immune cells

5/27/2016
U.S. Officials Confirm Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics

Pennsylvania case suggests it's almost 'the end of the road' for these drugs

5/26/2016
Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

Getting area wet before sutures or staples are removed doesn't seem to raise infection risk, study finds

5/23/2016
Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

5/22/2016
7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip

Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite

5/19/2016
Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa

However, most cases were transmitted by everyday close contact, researchers say

5/18/2016
High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities

In Jackson, Miss., Columbia, S.C., and El Paso, Texas, rates now exceed or approach 30 percent, report finds

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/11/2016
Zika Symptoms May Vary, So Testing Is Crucial

Rash, headache were key signs in one recent case

5/9/2016
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

5/9/2016
With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

5/6/2016
Portable Zika Test Shows Promise in Monkeys

Easy-to-use screening would benefit doctors working miles from hospital, researchers say

5/6/2016
HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal

But some progress seen in reducing new infections, transmission

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/4/2016
Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S.

CDC notes that nearly 20,000 Americans died in 2014 from the widespread, but treatable, illness

5/4/2016
Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind

1 in 5 developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of recovery, Sierra Leone study found

5/4/2016
Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

5/3/2016
Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

4/26/2016
Drug for Yeast Infections May Raise Miscarriage Risk, FDA Warns

Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete

4/22/2016
Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says

One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

4/19/2016
Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

4/18/2016
Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

4/13/2016
Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

4/11/2016
Common Infection Caused First U.S. Uterus Transplant to Fail, Hospital Says

Blood supply to implanted organ was compromised, forcing its removal

4/11/2016
Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy

Too little shuteye linked to higher risk of colds and infections, study finds