HIV Testing During Early Infection May Reduce New Cases in High-Risk Communities
Detecting HIV earlier, through screening programs that can identify the virus shortly after infection, may lead to lower rates of HIV transmission in local epidemics, suggest findings from a new
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Stillbirth
Seasonal influenza vaccination may guard against stillbirth, a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online suggests. Researchers in Western Australia a
Rising Antibiotic Shortages Raise Concerns About Patient Care
Shortages of key antibiotics, including gold-standard therapies and drugs used to treat highly resistant infections, are on the rise, according to a new study of shortages from 2001 to 2013 published in Clinica
Harmless Bacteria May Help Limit Meningococcal Outbreaks
Study suggests possible new approach to prevent spread of disease-causing bacteria Nasal drops of harmless bacteria can inhibit a related bug that sometimes causes meningococcal disease, according to new fi
Antibiotic Use by Travelers May Add to Global Spread of Superbugs
Study raises alarms about antibiotics for travelers’ diarrhea and spread of drug-resistant bacteria Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher
Findings Suggest Antivirals Underprescribed for Patients at High Risk for Flu Complications
Study also shows that antibiotics may have been prescribed unnecessarily
Patients likely to benefit the most from antiviral therapy for inf
Stroke Risk Higher After Shingles, But Antiviral Drugs May Provide Protection
Study finds increased risk of stroke following shingles, suggests antiviral treatment may help
Patients’ risk of stroke significantly increased following the first signs of shingles, but anti
Simple Lab-Based Change May Help Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Therapy, Improve Care
Modifying how urine culture results are reported to clinicians can improve prescribing practices, pilot study suggests
A simple change in how the hospital laboratory reports test results may he
Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of a heart attack when used during a cold or flu-like illness, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest physicians and patients should use caution when prescribing or taking the medications, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, to ease symptoms of acute respiratory infections.
For frail older adults living in long-term care facilities, the high-dose influenza vaccine appears to be a better option than the regular shot, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
The presence of H. pylori bacteria is associated with elevated levels of an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes, finds a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
The cholesterol-lowering drugs could be a useful complement to immunization and antiviral medications, according to a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and available online.
Ordinary face masks and hand hygiene can effectively reduce the transmission of influenza-like illness during flu season. The finding comes from a new study, now available online, published in the Feb. 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
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