Misc. Infections News

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Article Title
8/5/2002
U.S. Scientists Create Drug to Fight Botulism

It could prove very valuable against biochemical weapons

8/5/2002
West Nile's Early Outbreak a Troubling Sign

Its impact so early this season has health officials concerned

8/4/2002
Farm Sewage Sludge a Health Threat

Nearby residents face rash of illnesses if biosolids are applied

8/4/2002
As West Nile Virus Spreads, Louisiana Struggles With Deadly Outbreak

13 cases reported in Texas and Mississippi in wake of 4 Louisiana fatalities

8/2/2002
Hairdressers Have Slightly Smaller Babies

Birth defects also more common, Swedish study finds

7/25/2002
Ulcer Bug Has a Sweet Tooth

It makes beeline for sugary molecules in stomach lining

7/25/2002
It's a Wash

Cleaning up keeps E. Coli away

7/24/2002
Study: Test All Pregnant Women for Group B Strep

Challenges policy of testing only at-risk moms for deadly germ

7/23/2002
New Planes Don't Spread Cold Germs

Recirculated air no likelier to raise infection risk

7/19/2002
Warp Speed -- And Watch Out for That Artery

Scientists developing monitoring devices to fit into astronauts' white blood cells

7/16/2002
Viruses Boost the Bite of Some Bacteria

Genes from resident viruses make some germs even nastier

7/10/2002
Hepatitis C Linked to Rare Lymphoma

Treating infection eases cancer, study says

6/14/2002
Ulcer Bug Linked to Glaucoma

H. pylori found in majority of small study's patients

6/13/2002
Manifest Destiny for West Nile Virus

CDC says it's spreading, establishing strong foothold in U.S.

6/12/2002
Nasal Antibiotic Backed for Surgery Patients

Mupirocin prevents staph without creating drug-resistant germs

6/4/2002
On the Trail of West Nile Virus

Experts can't predict where the mosquito-borne disease will surface this summer

6/3/2002
Too Much Tube Time Makes for Tubby Tots

Kids with a TV in their bedroom are even more likely to be overweight

5/22/2002
Tamiflu to the Rescue?

Influenza infection attracts pneumonia bacteria

5/22/2002
Scientists Inventing Malaria-Proof Mosquitoes

Process could eventually end the way the disease is spread

5/21/2002
Dangerous Sepsis on Upswing

Total number of deaths increase, even as percentage of fatalities decline

5/7/2002
Some Minorities Aren't Getting Antibiotic Warnings

Many Asian, Latino parents still expect unnecessary drugs

5/7/2002
Remedy for E coli

It's quick and easy

5/1/2002
Tread Lightly Through That Salon Whirlpool

Study reveals bacteria found in salon foot baths can lead to dangerous infections

4/26/2002
Breath Test May Find Ulcer Bacterium

Study finds it as effective as a more invasive procedure

4/25/2002
Study Faults Hand Disinfectant Gels

Says gels not as effective as rinses at killing germs

4/24/2002
Licking Wounds Can Be Bad Medicine

Case of diabetic man shows dangers of using tongue on cuts

4/24/2002
Actor Tackles Chemo Infection Awareness

Father's experience prompts 'West Wing' star's mission

4/18/2002
Bug in CF Patients Shifts Defense to Avoid Drugs

Protein helps bacteria resist antibiotics, study finds

4/15/2002
Cough Syrup Sales May Herald Anthrax Outbreak

Study: Unexpected sales jump could mean people are treating early symptoms

4/5/2002
Pediatric AIDS Down But Not Out

New government study aims to reach infected moms, babies during delivery

4/5/2002
Health Workers May Soon Be Spared TB Test

But experts warn lung disease still a killer in this country

3/26/2002
Genome of Rheumatic Fever Bacterium Revealed

Raises hopes for better diagnostics, therapies and vaccines

3/20/2002
Can Smallpox Be Treated?

Experimental drug seems to fight the virus when it's too late for a vaccine

3/19/2002
FDA Panel Gives Cold Shoulder to Cold Drug

Advisory group unanimously rejects pleconaril

3/15/2002
Pink Eyes Behind Ivy Walls

Conjunctivitis strikes at least 750 at Dartmouth, Princeton

3/15/2002
Ulcer Bug Settles in During Childhood

Study finds it prevalent, especially in blacks

3/8/2002
Poison I.V.

The tape that hold them in place could carry germs

3/7/2002
Infection Risk a Recurring Problem for Lung Scopes

Reports they carry bacteria first surfaced in early 1990s

3/7/2002
Cipro Saved Lives in Anthrax Attack

Study says outbreak of inhalation cases would have been worse

3/7/2002
Real Culprit in River Blindness Found

Study says it's an easily treated bacteria

2/22/2002
Virus Might Be Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

Common bug may spur malignant medulloblastomas

2/20/2002
Rock-A-Bye Baby -- But Never on the Counter Top

Falls in elevated chairs, car seats linked to head injuries in infants

2/20/2002
Removing Enzyme Turns Potent Parasite into Pussycat

Weakening germs could lead to new drugs or vaccines, study says

2/17/2002
The Price of Body Piercing

Survey finds one in five college students who do it will have medical problems

2/13/2002
Staph Vaccine Shines in Difficult Test

Cuts infection rate 57% in vulnerable kidney patients

2/5/2002
E. Coli Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Immune response to bacteria may lead to chronic irritation

1/24/2002
AIDS to Surpass Plague as History's Worst Pandemic

Expert: It will exceed benchmark in death rate, social devastation

1/7/2002
Infections Can Predict Heart Disease Death

But cause-and-effect relationship is not certain

1/3/2002
Studies Find Ulcer Bacteria, NSAIDs a Bad Mix

Urge purging of H. pylori before long-term painkiller use

12/20/2001
Air Currents Carried Anthrax in Postal Building

CDC says cleaning hose launched germs off sorter