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Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-ventilator Hospital-acquired Pneumonia: An Emerging Threat »
Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) has long been associated with mostly elderly patients in intensive car...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pan American Journal Of Public Health Features Special Issue On Immunization In Americas »
Special issue of PAHO’s scientific journal explores the past, present, and future of vaccination in the Americas. ...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Neutrons reveal hidden secrets of the hepatitis C virus »
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood born virus that causes liver disease and cancer, with more than 300,000 people dyin...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral Microbiome Tied to H&N Cancer Risk »
A greater abundance of certain bacteria in the oral microbiome were associated with a decreased risk of head and neck squa...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA expects IV fluid shortage to improve in coming weeks, months »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu stresses hospitals, shows we’re not ready for emergencies »
Experts agree the U.S. is not ready for a bad epidemic, or even for some other disaster that would affect hospital supplie...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1345 »
IAC Express: Weekly News and Information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  More >>
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA to speed review of medical products for use by military »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Defense launched a program on Tuesday to speed the development and...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Hygienists Should NEVER Treat Patients with Active Oral Herpes »
Clearly, there are many reasons to exercise caution when a patient appears with an active herpes simplex lesion. However,...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Penalties »
Below are the penalty amounts adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 2, 2018. More >>
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., updates on some ongoing shortages related to IV fluids »
As we continue to hear concerns about shortages in our discussions with hospitals and health care providers, as well as in...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA to release more clinical trial information for newly approved drugs »
The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make it easier for doctors, patients and researchers to get access to...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Memory Loss from West Nile Virus May be Preventable »
More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that o...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., in response to GAO report regarding FDA’s »
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., in response to GAO report regarding FDA’s ongoing commitment to empl...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine before the Next Pandemic Strikes »
This year the world will mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most devastating infectious disease events in recorded h...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Asthma costs the US economy more than $80 billion per year »
Asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths,...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Previous influenza virus exposures enhance susceptibility in another influenza pandemic »
While past exposure to influenza A viruses often builds immunity to similar, and sometimes different, strains of the virus...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral health may have an important role in cancer prevention »
The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, has for the first time proven the existence of a mechanism on the m...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk »
Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA and DoD launch program to expedite availability of medical products »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Defense launch joint program to prioritize the efficient devel...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ADA Wellness Survey reveals dentists’ ergonomic issues »
The ADA Council on Dental Practice’s Dental Wellness Advisory Committee conducted a 2015 survey to study the well-being of...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feb. 14 webinar to address nonopioid strategies for managing pain »
The webinar, Improving Opioid Prescribing: The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and Considerations f...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time »
A company making “smart thermometers” that upload body temperatures to its website claims to be tracking this year’s flu s...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obesity Shaved Almost a Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Says »
Rising obesity rates in the U.S. may be responsible for as many as 186,000 deaths per year, according to a new analysis....
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen »
But if something as foreseeable as a flu season — albeit one that is pretty severe — is stretching health care to its limi...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dentists Key to Promoting HPV Prevention »
New research out of the University of South Florida College of Public Health and published in the Journal of the American...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon scientist develops promising vaccine against tuberculosis »
An Oregon scientist has developed a vaccine against tuberculosis that appears to be highly effective against the devastati...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers Consider Hepatitis C Vertical Transmission Rates »
With estimates of about 3% of the worldwide population currently infected with hepatitis C (HCV), the focus is largely on...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mapping How The Opioid Epidemic Sparked An HIV Outbreak »
Genetic data has been used to track HIV before. But now, the technology is being used to map HIV outbreaks in real time, l...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five things you should know about this year’s very bad flu »
The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season. Here are five things you should know about this f...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preventing Legionnaire's disease in LTC »
It is not often that we think of Legionnaires' disease, the form of pneumonia brought on by inhaling aerosolized water con...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC says, ‘There's lots of flu in lots of places.’ And it's not going away anytime soon. »
A nasty flu season is in full swing across the United States, with a sharp increase in the number of older people and youn...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effect of Different Disinfection/Sterilization Methods on Risk of Fracture of Teeth Used in »
The aim of this in vitro study was to determine whether different disinfection/sterilization methods affected the risk of...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transcript for CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity »
We called this briefing to get you the latest FluView numbers and to provide advice on preventing the flu and information...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections »
A panel of experts in infection prevention and control has released new expert guidance for acute care hospitals to help t...

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