Misc. Infections News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/18/2001
Vaccine Quells Hepatitis A Outbreak

Immunizing kids cuts community infection rate dramatically, finds study

12/17/2001
Fast Strep Test Is Best

If four symptoms are present, an adult probably doesn't need follow-up throat culture test, says study

12/7/2001
Virus Is Front-Line Fighter in Bacteria War

Scientists use bug to fight bug

12/5/2001
Molecular Mimicry

Study suggests how 'flesh-eating' bacteria burrows through skin

12/4/2001
Experts: Quarantines Would Probably Backfire

Better options are available in a bioterrorism attack, they say

12/3/2001
Cross-Contamination Gains Credence in Anthrax Probe

But officials say mystery deaths of two women still far from solved

11/30/2001
Anthrax Letter Found Near Conn. Victim's Home

Officials can find no obvious link in mail discovered at home two miles away from latest victim

11/29/2001
U.S. Boosts Production of Smallpox Vaccine

Signs deal with British drug maker to provide 155 million more doses

11/27/2001
Smallpox Defense Plan Stresses Containment

Government guidelines don't call for mass inoculations ahead of time

11/21/2001
CDC Probes for Answers in Knee Surgery Deaths

Lethal bacteria may have played a role, say experts

11/21/2001
Elderly Conn. Woman's Anthrax Death Stumps Officials

Mail suspected, but rural location is baffling

11/19/2001
Acid May be Key to Cystic Fibrosis Infections

Study identifies mechanism for deadly lung invasions

11/19/2001
Knee Surgery Suspended in Minn. After 3 Die

Officials probing why healthy men got infections after routine operation

11/16/2001
Red Alert Means Infection Detection

Silicon chips in bandages could warn of bacteria

11/15/2001
CDC Lists Six Anthrax Sites

Spending time in these areas means two months on anti-anthrax drugs, officials say

11/9/2001
Reports Show How Anthrax Threw Doctors

Details of first fatality cases reveal physicians didn't initially know what they were dealing with

11/8/2001
32,000 Given Preventive Drugs for Anthrax, CDC Says

Agency reports many minor -- but no serious -- side effects so far

11/8/2001
CDC Gears Up for Smallpox Outbreak

Sets up teams to fight potential new attack of old scourge

11/6/2001
Quick -- Is It Anthrax?

New tests may answer that question in minutes instead of days

11/6/2001
Surgical Masks Won't Keep Anthrax Away

Respirators, not hospital masks, offer best protection against germs