Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/21/2003
Antibiotics in Pregnancy Prevent Miscarriage

Effective even when infection causes no symptoms

3/20/2003
Antibiotics Were Overprescribed Amid Anthrax Scare

FDA says tens of thousands received unnecessary prescriptions

3/19/2003
Perplexing Pink Eye Puzzle

Conjunctivitis outbreak due to unusual bacterium

3/18/2003
Scientists Probe Why Body Can't Best HIV

Antibodies eventually lose battle with ever-changing virus

3/17/2003
If an Anthrax Attack Should Happen...

Study outlines best strategies to limit deaths

3/14/2003
Common Infant Lung Infection Treatments May Not Work

Evidence doesn't support any routine therapies for bronchiolitis

3/11/2003
Researchers Developing Pill to Treat Smallpox

Could be used in people who can't be vaccinated

3/10/2003
Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise

Two common drugs could be largely ineffective by next year

3/9/2003
Primary Immunodeficiency: A Potential Killer

New campaign seeks to boost awareness of the disorder

3/7/2003
Confronting the Health Threats of the Post-9/11 World

U.S. health official outlines progress against bioterrorism

3/3/2003
Multivitamins Don't Stop Infections, Study Says

But supplements did help diabetics stay healthy

2/11/2003
Humidity Test May Unmask Anthrax Spores

Faster identification could save lives, researchers say

2/10/2003
Montezuma's Revenge Against Cancer

Bug that causes traveler's bane may fight colorectal tumors

2/7/2003
Health Workers Balk at Smallpox Vaccinations

Cite medical, financial, political reasons for not lining up

2/3/2003
Fighting West Nile Virus

Scientists find antibodies that play key role in keeping disease at bay

1/29/2003
Getting at the Guts of Your Gut

Researchers discover protein that kills bacteria in the intestine

1/29/2003
Pink Eye

Self-care tips

1/27/2003
Avoiding Medical Mistakes With Children

Fact sheet offers tips on preventing errors

1/23/2003
New Weapon Against Listeria

Chemical treatment may help kill bacteria found in cooked food products

1/18/2003
When Boils Pop Up, Don't Pop Them

Use warm compresses instead to relieve pain and swelling

1/17/2003
New Test Diagnoses Plague Quickly

Seen as boon in fight against bioterrorism attack

1/17/2003
Panel Urges Informed Consent on Smallpox Vaccine

Recipients should know medical, financial risks

1/14/2003
Simple Cloth Prevents Cholera

Filtering drinking water through a sari cloth cut cases of disease

1/13/2003
Anthrax Harnessed As Cancer Treatment

Killer modified in lab to kill tumors in mice

1/1/2003
Oral Thrush

Treat infants' mouths and mothers' nipples

12/24/2002
Curative Cranberries

They can ward off urinary tract infections

12/23/2002
Common Virus Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Researchers find link to cytomegalovirus

12/20/2002
Curses! Mummy Tale Not True

Researcher puts to rest legend surrounding opening of pharoah's tomb

12/17/2002
Cipro XR Treats Urinary Tract Infections

Extended-release tablets taken once daily

12/13/2002
Many in the Dark About Hepatitis A

Most parents uninformed about childhood disease and vaccine, study says

12/12/2002
Bush: Smallpox Vaccine Is Your Call

White House plan suggests voluntary inoculations for most of nation

12/11/2002
Swimmer's Ear

How to avoid it

12/10/2002
Study Backs Massive Anthrax Cleanup in D.C.

Finds that minimal office activity could have reactivated spores

12/5/2002
Stopping the Spread of Tuberculosis

Study recommends screening new immigrants from developing nations

11/27/2002
Getting HIV Twice Multiplies Problems Much More

3rd case of double dose of HIV infections reported

11/21/2002
Water-Related Infections Hit New High

CDC sees rise in chlorine-resistant organisms, untreated wells

11/20/2002
Can Ticks Spread Hepatitis C Virus?

Doctors can't find any other reason why woman got the liver disease

11/18/2002
New Drug Found to Fight Anthrax

Blocks development of bacteria toxins

11/16/2002
Drug-Resistant Germs: Food for Thought

Too many antibiotics used in U.S. food supply, experts warn

11/15/2002
Nipple Piercing Led to Lactation

Mass. woman who wasn't pregnant started producing milk

11/14/2002
Study: Mass Vaccination Unnecessary for Smallpox

Immunizing contacts takes fewer doses, lower toll in side effects

11/14/2002
Sepsis Vaccine Shows Promise

In animals, it controls unwanted immune response to the blood disorder

11/7/2002
Genetic Shield Found for Malaria

Scientists hope to reproduce it for people without mutation

11/7/2002
Fungal Infections a New Health Threat

People with weakened immune systems particularly vulnerable

11/7/2002
New York City Visitors Have Plague

Officials say they got it in New Mexico, and pose no risk to others

10/25/2002
The Pitfalls of Ear Piercing

Teens get nasty infection from cartilage piercings done at mall

10/25/2002
Study: Regular, Antibacterial Soaps a Wash

CDC urges health-care workers to use alcohol-based gels

10/17/2002
Experts: Many Are Too Vulnerable for Smallpox Vaccine

Pregnant women, HIV and skin patients shouldn't get pre-attack vaccine

10/16/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Study Tests Those Already Inoculated

Will decide whether older people need another vaccination

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient