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Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder »
Maybe a reminder from her doctor would have been the nudge she needed. A review study published by the Cochrane Library th...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adenovirus: It Feels Just Like the Flu, but the Vaccine is for Military Only »
The massive flu outbreak gripping the U.S. could let a lesser-known infection slip through the cracks. And even if more do...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Algorithm Accelerates Search for New Antibiotics »
Carnegie Mellon reported last week that team of American and Russian computer scientists has developed an algorithm that r...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Identifies Successful Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in U.S. Hospitals »
Misuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, accounting for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths a...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO Releases its First Report on Global Antibiotic Resistance »
New surveillance data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals widespread and in some cases high leve...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Video: Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus? »
This short video from the CDC explains what norovirus is, how it is spread, groups that are at high risk for severe diseas...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surface Disinfection Strategies »
The proper use and application of disinfectants and barriers are essential to ensuring patient safety, and preventing occu...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Flu-related Pediatric Deaths Could Reach Record High »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of people going in to see a doctor for flu-like illness is...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
High levels of Antibiotic Resistance Found Worldwide, New Data Shows »
WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dose Matters: FDA's Guidance on Children's X-rays »
While the level of risk from the radiation associated with X-rays is small, especially when compared with the benefits of...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NHS England Hopes England Will be First Country to Eliminate Hepatitis C »
Health leaders have called on the pharmaceutical industry to work with them to provide best value for money for treatments...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virus Looks Like Flu, Acts Like Flu, but It's Not Influenza »
It looks like flu. It feels like flu. It even puts patients into the hospital like flu can. There’s another virus out...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nearly One Out of Five NSAID Users Exceed Daily Limit »
Now, for the first time, researchers have found that 15 percent of adult ibuprofen users exceed the maximum recommended do...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Link Found Between Genes in Mosquitos and the Spread of Diseases »
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever. The r...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Flu Spread Around the World and Killed 50 Million People »
As World War I raged in Europe, an even deadlier killer was on the loose — influenza. During 1918, up to 50 million people...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection »
In 2016, as part of the emergency response to the Zika virus outbreak in the World Health Organization’s Region of the Ame...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Academies Call on NIOSH, OSHA and BLS to Create ‘Smarter’ Injury Surveillance System »
NIOSH, OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics should team up to enhance occupational safety and health surveillance progr...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Flu Levels Continue to Climb as 37 Kids' Deaths Confirmed »
With seven more pediatric deaths reported last week and influenza-like illness (ILI) numbers that are nearing those seen d...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Dentists Prescribe Only 2% of Opioids »
The amount of opioids prescribed by all healthcare practitioners in the U.S. has increased over the last 15 years, but the...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delays in Global Disease Outbreak Responses: Lessons from H1N1, Ebola, and Zika »
In global disease outbreaks, there are significant time delays between the source of an outbreak and collective...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC App Helps Dental Teams Monitor Infection Prevention Efforts »
A free mobile app by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can assist dental facilities in monitoring their compl...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This Flu Season is on Track to be Among the Worst in 15 years »
With tens of thousands of patients flocking to hospitals and at least 37 children dead, this year’s flu season is shaping...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Health Response to Severe Influenza »
With the spike in flu cases around the country, this Grand Rounds provides key and timely information for public health pr...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Analysis of Needlestick and Similar Injuries over 10 Years from April 2004 at Tokyo Dental College »
Here we investigated needlestick and similar injuries reported over a 10-year period between April 2004 and March 2014. Th...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Symptoms of Deadly Flu Strain Spreading Across US Tend to 'Escalate Rapidly,' Doctor Says »
Last Friday, the CDC reported that 30 children have died so far this season from flu-related illness compared to eight at...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Deaths May Be Less Likely with Annual Vaccination »
Seniors who get a flu shot every year are less likely to be hospitalized with severe influenza infections or to die from t...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Repeat Influenza Vaccination Effective in Preventing Severe Influenza in Elderly »
Influenza vaccination of older adults in the current and previous seasons was associated with a reduced risk for severe in...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delays in HIV Diagnosis Remains a Nationwide Issue, Barrier to Appropriate Care »
Improvements are still needed for early identification of HIV, particularly in older individuals, males, and people of Asi...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Birth Defects Seen in Parts of U.S. with local Zika Spread »
Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States t...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 5 Most Common Infection Control Breaches »
Infection control breaches come in all shapes and sizes – some are subtle and might not be readily apparent, while others...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diphtheria and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It »
The best way to protect against diphtheria is by getting the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis shot (called DTaP). Doctors reco...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's What You Should Know About the Flu Season this Year »
This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago, a...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ergonomic Risk and Preventive Measures of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Dentistry Environment »
Dental practitioners are exposed to different occupational hazards during the course of their professional activity, such...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Virus Can Cause Heart Attacks »
The Canadian study confirms what doctors have long suspected: the influenza virus kills both directly and indirectly, and...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
15 Years Later, PEPFAR Continues to Save Lives »
NIAID experts highlight federal program’s unprecedented impact on HIV pandemic. PEPFAR has demonstrated remarkable success...

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