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Health officials to urge no antibiotics for most ear infections

...preschool children are for treating ear infections. Health officials believe if they can reduce child antibiotic use for such infections, they can stop the rise of antibiotic-resistant germs created by overuse of the drugs. "It will mark a dramatic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/03/liv_407579.shtml
Life & style
Study may have accidentally infected participants

...chosen for the study because it has high rates of such infections and cancers. Infections usually are easily treated...see whether taking dietary supplements could prevent such infections. When the 1996-'97 results were analyzed, 40...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/12/tec_288488.shtml
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More reasons to quit smoking

...invasive pneumococcal disease -- Streptococcus pneumoniae infections -- and at 301 people without the disease. Such infections are most likely in elderly people, children and people with immune problems. However, the study in Thursday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/09/tec_283429.shtml
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Probe finds health-care workers don't always wash their hands

...estimated 80,000 deaths a year in the United States. Between 7 percent and 10 percent of hospitalized patients contract such infections, and experts say the main cause is transmission of germs from the hands of health-care workers. In the Geneva...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/21/ent_250831.shtml
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Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness

...unlike viruses, can breed outside living cells. Told about the Dixon case, Dr. Nicolson said it's not unusual for such infections to attack the heart. A lot of theories about gulf war illnesses can't explain how veterans' wives and children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/18/met_353209.shtml
Metro
China's overuse of antibiotics breeding drug-resistant diseases

...intestine infections could not be stopped by ciprofloxacin, a common antibiotic best known as a cure for anthrax. No such infections were found in 1993. A quarter of China's 5 million reported tuberculosis cases were infected with strains that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/17/tec_339331.shtml
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Strep can cause deadly infections in patients

...thus the presumed source, put himself on penicillin before cultures could be obtained. Hospitals can prevent most such infections by enforcing hand-washing and use of surgical gloves and gowns, said Sharon Balter, a medical epidemiologist with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/25/ent_257176.shtml
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Toddler fights same disease as golfer

...infections. Because of her constant bleeding "she is very susceptible to bacterial infections," Mr. Symms said. Such infections happen often to children with the syndrome, said Judy Vessey, coordinator of a national support group for the syndrome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/19/met_228486.shtml
Metro
Scares at VAs warn 13,000 to get blood tested

...problem in U.S. hospitals. A study last month in The New England Journal of Medicine reported VA hospitals reduced such infections by 60 percent in intensive care units after three years of emphasizing hygiene education and sanitizer availability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-05-29/scares-vas-warn-13000-get-bl
Staph should be absent from hospitals

...cope with the simple procedures it takes to keep patients safer from MRSA. The simplest measure of prevention of such infections is washing hands, cleaning with better chemicals and having adequate staff on hand to take care of the number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/07/let_151397.shtml
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