Misc. Infections News

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8/15/2003
Some Viruses Linked to Age-Related Dementia

Infection may help to explain Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease

8/14/2003
Screening Catches West Nile in Donated Blood

But CDC reports cases continue to climb sharply

8/12/2003
West Nile Kin a Potential West Nile Vaccine

Kunjin virus protects mice in study

8/12/2003
Why Bypass Patients Return to the Hospital

Infections are leading cause of readmissions

8/7/2003
West Nile Infections Mounting Fast

CDC reports tripling of cases in just a week

8/4/2003
Some Hard-Learned Lessons About SARS

Report tracks how the disease spread in Hong Kong hospital

7/30/2003
Keeping a Tight Rein on Deadly Diseases

Stringent infection-control measures best way to fight spread, study finds

7/30/2003
London's Cold Days Can Be Killers

Study found winters there more harsh than in capital of Bulgaria

7/29/2003
Longer Anthrax Treatment May Be Needed

Study says antibiotic course could run up to 4 months

7/24/2003
Group B Strep: The Test Every Pregnant Woman Needs

The infection can cause health problems, even death, in infants

7/22/2003
West Nile Can Cause Lasting Motor Damage

Some patients never recover fully from paralysis, other problems

7/22/2003
Combination Ear Infection Drug OK'd

For swimmer's ear and other ills

7/21/2003
New Weapon Against Germs

Scientists clone bacteria and virus-fighting protein

7/18/2003
AIDS 'Superinfection' on the Rise

Numbers are tiny, but experts fear they could spell trouble

7/15/2003
West Nile Virus on the March

It's showing up in more states this year, officials report

7/15/2003
SARS: An Emerging Picture

Virus causes critical illness in 25 percent of patients, studies show

7/11/2003
Upper-Ear Piercing

An infection can cause permanent deformity

7/7/2003
'Back to Sleep' Campaign has Curious Side Effect

Some infants develop temporarily misshapen skulls

7/7/2003
Antibiotic-Coated Catheters Cut Risk of Bacterial Illnesses

The infections pose threats to intensive-care patients

7/7/2003
What to Watch for With West Nile

Muscle weakness and paralysis are among symptoms, study says

7/2/2003
Epinephrine Doesn't Work on Very Young

Kids under 1 with lung infections get no help from inhaled medication, study finds

6/27/2003
Nitric Oxide Governs Fever

Plays a surprising and complicated role in inflammation and infection, study finds

6/19/2003
Study Faults WHO Guidelines on SARS

Says doctors should watch for earlier symptoms

6/19/2003
Ward Off West Nile Virus

Tips on protecting yourself during mosquito season

6/19/2003
The Goods on Garlic

It has antiviral and antibacterial properties

6/18/2003
Donated Blood to Be Screened for West Nile

Experimental tests for virus faces test of its own

6/18/2003
Managing Blood Sugar in Hospitals

New protocol reduces infection rates in critically ill patients

6/13/2003
Diabetics Need to Guard Against Nail Fungus

They should take extra care with foot hygiene, experts say

6/12/2003
How Bad Food Makes You Sick

Study examines mechanisms of food poisoning

6/12/2003
Scientists Find Missing AIDS Link

Monkeys may have spread HIV-like virus to chimps

6/11/2003
U.S. Tries to Curb Monkeypox on Several Fronts

Health officials recommend smallpox shots, ban imports of African rodents

6/11/2003
Lack of Enzyme Cripples Fungal Infection

Mouse study shows it might make many hospital infections less deadly

6/3/2003
Antibiotic Approved for Chronic Prostate Infection

One-third of men over 50 may have chronic bacterial prostatitis

6/3/2003
Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Bacteria on the run

6/2/2003
Deadly Cold Virus Strikes Disabled in N.Y.

Outbreak blamed for as many as 3 deaths in special home

5/30/2003
Life 'Surreal' for Nurse Under SARS Quarantine

Must be isolated even from closest colleagues

5/27/2003
Testing for Stomach Bacteria Doesn't Help With Peptic Ulcers

Study finds treating it usually doesn't ease ulcer symptoms

5/23/2003
The Virus Behind the Bacteria

Some infectious diseases may be spread by 'bacteria-eating' viruses

5/23/2003
SARS Update: May 23, 2003

- WHO lifts travel warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong province
- Taiwan remains SARS hot zone
- Toronto reports 4 new possible cases
- Civet cat may be source of SARS

5/22/2003
SARS Theory Not Universally Accepted

Researchers suggest virus could have come from outer space

5/21/2003
Antibacterials Not the Best Germ Fighters

Cleaners containing them don't make much difference in homes, study finds

5/15/2003
Soothing Mom When Baby Can't Be Soothed

Breathing teddy bears soothe mothers more than their babies, study finds

5/10/2003
SARS Roundup: May 10, 2003

- WHO casts doubt on China's containment of disease
- Taiwan may be losing control of its outbreak
- U.S. warns Internet sites on bogus SARS remedies

5/9/2003
SARS Roundup: May 9, 2003

- No major mutations in SARS virus
- 80,000 students OK'd for travel to Beijing
- Beijing unable to trace 60 percent of its cases
- Economic damage in Asia could total $28 billion

5/8/2003
SARS Roundup: May 8, 2003

- WHO revises estimate of SARS death rate as fatalities top 500
- Travel advisories issued for Taiwan and 2 more Chinese provinces
- Russia reports first probable case
- China tries to minimize disease's economic impact

5/7/2003
SARS Roundup: May 7, 2003

- SARS deadlier than previously thought, new study says
- U.S. approves use of force to detain some international travelers
- China's rural health system not prepared to cope with epidemic
- U.S. offers more assistance to China

5/6/2003
Baby's Womb Wetsuit Has New Potential

Vernix protects skin, say researchers working on synthetic version of substance

5/6/2003
SARS Roundup: May 6, 2003

- SARS serum seems effective
- WHO official says disease can be contained and eliminated
- U.S. lifts travel advisories to Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam - More mass quarantines in China
- UC, Berkeley bars Asian students

5/5/2003
SARS Roundup: May 5, 2003

- Chinese villagers protest, riot
- Access to Beijing reservoirs blocked
- Virus may be more resilient than thought
- WHO watching Taiwan

5/5/2003
West Nile Outlook Is Biting

Experts already see disturbing trends for this year