clinical infectious diseases

Antibiotics ineffective against viral sinus infections


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) As antibiotics are ineffective against a vast majority of sinus infections caused by viruses, they should not be used in their treatment, new guidelines released by ... Read more...

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HIV-infected patients at higher risk for bone fractures


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected patients are at higher risk for bone fractures than the general population.Low bone mineral density in HIV-infected patients is common and ... Read more...

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Plasma therapy may work for patients with severe 2009 H1N1 infection


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection is an old medical therapy to treat multiple diseases.The same ... Read more...

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Obesity ups death risk for swine flu patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Extreme obesity upped the death risk for those infected with H1N1 or swine flu in 2009, a study shows.Researchers co-related extreme obesity with a nearly three-fold increased odds ... Read more...

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Extreme obesity linked to higher risk of death for 2009 H1N1 patients


January 5th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Extreme obesity was a powerful risk factor for death for those infected with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, according to a new research.In the study, researchers ... Read more...

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Vaccinated mums have healthier newborns: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing their infants from being hospitalized with influenza in the first six months of life, a study ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice not effective against urinary tract infections: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cranberry juice is not effective against urinary tract infections.Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, ... Read more...

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How airborne influenza may spread


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Influenza usually spreads through direct contact and droplets, but a new study examines aerosol transmission as a possible way.On April 4, 2008, seven inpatients in a Hong Kong ... Read more...

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Drug-resistant strain of E. coli emerges in US


July 31st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 31 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that a new, drug-resistant strain of E. coli is causing serious antimicrobial-resistant infections in the US.The new strain, ST131 has ... Read more...

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‘Global HIV tests, treatments can reduce but not eliminate HIV/AIDS epidemic’


July 10th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new study says that implementing the 'test-and-treat' strategy in Washington DC may reduce instances of HIV but will not eliminate the epidemic.In 2009, WHO scientists had suggested ... Read more...

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HIV-infected people in US, Canada not getting early treatment: Study


May 30th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new study warns that HIV-infected people in the United States and Canada are not getting treatment early enough.Researchers conducted a study of 45,000 patients to reach the ... Read more...

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New hope in fight against HIV, TB


May 21st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists writing in an eminent American medical journal have expressed hope of dramatic changes in the fight against HIV and TB.According to authors of a special new issue ... Read more...

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Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Virus Leaves Virologists Worried


March 29th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Maryland, Mar 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The H1N1 swine flu virus that caused havoc last year all over the world and killed many young adults and children, according to reports can ... Read more...

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Novel discovery may lead to new swine flu treatments


February 5th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 5 (ANI): A young doctor at a Melbourne Hospital has made a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for those most at swine flu risk.While attending to a 22-year-old ... Read more...

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Longer breastfeeding protects kids born to HIV-infected mums


January 15th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that stopping breastfeeding early might increase mortality risk in children born to HIV-infected mothers.The research team from Zambia assumed that by 4 months ... Read more...

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Misuse of aspirin may have made 1918 flu pandemic worse


October 5th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Aspirin could have been responsible for the steep death toll in the 1918 flu pandemic, says a new study. High aspirin dosing levels used to treat patients during ... Read more...

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Aspirin misuse behind high death toll during 1918-1919 flu pandemic


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): The high death toll during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic might be attributed to the misuse of aspirin, says an article.Published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious ... Read more...

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Monkey malaria infects and kills humans also


September 15th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (IANS) A parasite suspected to infect monkeys is now the fifth most common cause of malaria in humans, a new study says. Malaria kills more than a million people ... Read more...

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Patients infected with particular HIV subtype more likely to develop dementia


August 29th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that infections with a particular subtype of HIV increase people's likelihood of developing dementia, compared to infections with other subtypes.Writing about their ... Read more...

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Study refutes link between vaccines and autism


February 1st, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 1 (ANI): Reviewing a number of epidemiological and biological studies, researchers at the Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia have come to the conclusion that there is no correlation between vaccines ... Read more...

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Influenza vaccination lessens workplace absences due to illness


January 14th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Influenza vaccination has been found to enable workers, aged 50 to 64, to lose substantially fewer days of work due to illness in a new study. Published ... Read more...

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Unpasteurized milk poses serious health risks


December 17th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Unpasteurized milk can pose a serious threat due to possible contamination with pathogenic bacteria, say researchers.The milk can get contaminated at the time of collection, processing, distribution, ... Read more...

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Further link between diabetes and TB uncovered


October 25th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus say that patients with Type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk of contracting ... Read more...

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