Misc. Infections News

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3/8/2017
Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

3/7/2017
Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

3/2/2017
Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

2/27/2017
Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

2/27/2017
Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

2/24/2017
Do You Need an Antibiotic?

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

2/24/2017
'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

2/21/2017
Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety

Letter comes in response to President Trump's reported support for anti-vaccine groups

2/21/2017
Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

2/16/2017
Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

2/15/2017
Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot

Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medicinal marijuana

2/14/2017
Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?

Study may explain why women carrying girls might have worse symptoms of some conditions like asthma

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/8/2017
Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/2/2017
Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

2/1/2017
Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

1/27/2017
Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC

But health officials still characterize the season as average

1/25/2017
Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug'

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

1/25/2017
Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

1/23/2017
Safeguards May Be Reducing Serious Catheter Infections

Study finds hospitals that adopt new procedures reap sizable improvements, savings

1/23/2017
1/21/2017
Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

1/20/2017
8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

1/19/2017
Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs

1/17/2017
Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

1/17/2017
Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?

Meds may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, study suggests

1/16/2017
Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy

Suggestions to protect yourself

1/13/2017
Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery

Wound infections more common for overweight or obese patients, study says

1/13/2017
'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

1/13/2017
Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

1/13/2017
Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin Infections

Here's what athletes can do

1/12/2017
Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

1/12/2017
Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

1/12/2017
Doctors Describe First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika in Pregnancy

Baby shows no signs of brain abnormalities, but report urges doctors to be alert

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/11/2017
The Etiquette of Achoo!

Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

1/10/2017
Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes

But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say

1/6/2017
Flu Season Starting to Peak

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

1/5/2017
Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

1/5/2017
Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

1/3/2017
Why Major Zika Outbreak Is Unlikely in U.S.

Higher standard of living reduces odds the virus-carrying mosquitoes will thrive, study says

12/30/2016
Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

12/28/2016
Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

12/23/2016
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

12/23/2016
Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

12/23/2016
More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

12/16/2016
Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/14/2016
Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection