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In The News December 2010 - January 2011

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Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is not just genetic
FDA releases first estimate on antibiotics in Ag
Dental Office Safety
FDA panel calls for safety review of mercury in dental fillings
FDA to reexamine metal dental fillings
Dental Unit Waterlines
Effects of hydrogen peroxide on dental unit biofilms and treatment water contamination
Comparison of in-office dental unit waterline test kits
Emergency Preparedness
Ready or Not 2010 Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters, and Bioterrorism
Dental professionals' knowledge and perceived need for education in bioterrorism preparedness
Environmental Health
EPA announces new tool to promote safer chemicals and products
Study: Biodeversity loss ups disease risk
The effect of magnification loupes on the performance of preclinical dental students
An international review of musculoskeletal disorders in the dental hygiene profession
Magnification basics
Office ergonomics: Your how-to guide
"Going Green"
Traveling "green” this holiday season
Greener meetings are healthier meetings!
Guidelines and Reccomendations
IDSA issues first guideline on MRSA treatment
Hand Hygiene
Positive reinforcement drives hand hygiene compliance
With flu and cold season in full swing, APHA encourages proper hand-washing
Year in review: Hand hygiene
CDC says: washing hands is best way to prevent flu
Wash Your Hands
Hand hygiene compliance not sustained following pandemic's end, study finds
Infection Control in Dentistry
Infection prevention and your bottom line

VA may test dental patients for infection after closing

Dental clinics taking action on HIV scare
Infectious Diseases
Nose may be best place to screen for MRSA infection
Eight steps to reduce workplace flu risk
Clostridium Bacteria infecting increasing numbers of hospitalized children
Year in review: Infections
Swine flu kills 56 in Egypt since October
Indiana experiencing largest Whooping Cough outbreak since the 1950s
In reducing the spread of AIDS, expansion of HIV screening found to be cost-effective
London: Tuberculosis cases have increased 50 percent in last decade, Lancet says
New superbug genes sure to spread, US expert says
Common cold
Human networking theory gives picture of infectious disease spread
Infants at heart of New York whooping cough outbreak
TB once again stalking the Arctic
Household contacts have high risk of contracting multidrug-resistant TB
Rate of health care-associated infections in developing countries more than double US, European
From worst to first: Alaska all but eliminates Hepatitis A
Asian-Americans disproportionally at risk for hepatitis B
HIV and hepatitis C "ravaging" Montreal: officials
Study: Airborne particles from coughs can carry flu viruses

Best to focus on preventing HIV in Africa: report

Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California

Yankee Dental Congress 36

Occupational Health
MRSA as an occupational disease: a case series
Patient Safety
Patient safety in dentistry: Dental care risk management plan
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Year in review: PPE & standard precautions
Vaccines and Immunology
Antibodies from H1N1 patients raise hope for more versatile flu vaccines
Vaccinating health care workers against influenza: The ethical and legal rationale for a mandate
MMWR: Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2010
MMWR: Influenza vaccination coverage --- United States, 2000--2010
Shingles vaccine associated with 55 percent reduced risk of disease
Two doses of chicken pox vaccine very effective, say Yale researchers
Data on universal flu vaccine presented
Teen girls slow to finish HPV vaccine series
New meningitis vaccine expected to have big impact in Africa
CDC sees solid flu vaccine uptake so far
Dozens suspended after employees refuse flu shots
Vaccination rates for adults continue to drop below optimal levels

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