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WHO recommends interventions for 'people-centered' approach to antimicrobial resistance
Monday, October 30, 2023 03:20 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO) late last week released a package of recommended interventions to help countries address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the human health sector. Read more.
Study: Kids with COVID shed virus for median of 3 days, supporting school-isolation policies
Monday, October 30, 2023 03:18 PM
Children who tested positive for COVID-19 in 2022 were contagious for a median of 3 days, regardless of vaccination status, suggesting that 5-day school isolation policies are sufficient amid Omicron variant predominance, University of Southern California (USC) and Stanford University researchers report. Read more.
Maternal Covid-19 vaccination offers infants immunity for up to 6 months
Monday, October 30, 2023 03:15 PM
The risks of severe neonatal morbidity, neonatal death, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit were all significantly lower during the first month of birth in infants whose mothers were vaccinated against Covid-19, and protection against the virus continued for up to six months after birth, according to a new study. Read more.
Halloween Safety Tips: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses
Monday, October 30, 2023 12:44 PM
Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these guidelines. Read more.
Few Americans Have Gotten the New Covid Shots, C.D.C. Finds
Sunday, October 29, 2023 08:58 AM
Few Americans have received the latest vaccines against the coronavirus: Just over 7 percent of adults and 2 percent of children had received the shot as of Oct. 14, according to a survey presented on Thursday to scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.
Nearly 80% of oral health providers report COVID-related burnout
Saturday, October 28, 2023 03:31 PM
Nearly 80% of oral health providers reported burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to survey findings from the Oral Health Workforce Research Center at the University at Albany in New York. Read more.
Hepatitis D Elimination: Progress, Opportunities, and Challenges
Saturday, October 28, 2023 03:29 PM
Hepatitis B and C have been in the spotlight when it comes to hepatitis, and not without good reason. They are common and can be prevented and treated. But another variety of the disease is beginning to attract attention as a worldwide public health priority. Read more.
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Saturday, October 28, 2023 03:27 PM

During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that stroke can cause. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own. Read more.

Mouthwashes: Implications for Practice
Saturday, October 28, 2023 03:25 PM
Based on moderate evidence for clinical effectiveness, most current guidelines suggest fluoride mouthwashes for the management of dental caries, and chlorhexidine for the management of periodontal diseases. However there still appears to be gaps in the literature underpinning these recommendations. Read more.
Antimicrobial Mouthwashes: An Overview of Mechanisms-What Do We Still Need to Know?
Saturday, October 28, 2023 03:22 PM
This narrative literature review is the first in a 6-section supplement on the role of mouthwashes in oral care. This introduction briefly summarises current knowledge on antimicrobial mechanisms, relating to some of the most common over-the-counter mouthwash products available worldwide: chlorhexidine, hydrogen peroxide, cetylpyridinium chloride, povidone iodine, and essential oils. Read more.
Mouthwashes: Alternatives and Future Directions
Friday, October 27, 2023 05:00 PM
This narrative review summarises "alternative" or "natural" over-the-counter (OTC) mouthwashes not covered elsewhere in this supplement and newly emerging products, as potential mouthwashes of the future. Read more.
The Effects of Antimicrobial Mouthwashes on Systemic Disease: What Is the Evidence?
Friday, October 27, 2023 04:58 PM
The potential association between antimicrobial mouthwash use and systemic health has gained attention in recent years with reports highlighting how some common systemic conditions are influenced by the use of different types of mouthwashes. Read more.
C. Diff: What It Is, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Friday, October 27, 2023 04:55 PM
C. diff (Clostridioides difficile) is bacteria that causes about 500,000 infections a year in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can have mild to severe health consequences. Read more.
Infectious Disease Experts Warn: Brace for Yellow Fever Resurgence in U.S.
Friday, October 27, 2023 04:52 PM
Experts warn of a potential resurgence of yellow fever in the American South, advocating for enhanced disease surveillance, antiviral development, and innovative mosquito control measures. Read more.
This Week's Infectious Disease News
Friday, October 27, 2023 04:49 PM
This week's news included a new study that showed the association with Epstein-Barr virus reactivation and sets the need for an antiviral clinical trial with cardiopulmonary exercise testing as an endpoint; a clinician weighs in on the limited use of novel, gram-negative antibiotics; and the discussion around increasing hepatitis C testing for the pediatric population. Read more.
MMWR Weekly - October 27, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023 03:26 PM
Weekly / Vol. 72 / No. 43. Read more.
Medication safety webinar: Medication Safety for Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Medicines
Thursday, October 26, 2023 03:14 PM
Medication errors are a leading cause of patient harm globally. Look-alike, sound-alike (LASA) medicines are a well-recognized cause of medication errors that are due to orthographic (look-alike) and phonetic (sound-alike) similarities between medicines, which can be confusing. Read more.
What Are the Common Side Effects of the Updated COVID-19 Vaccine?
Thursday, October 26, 2023 03:10 PM
An infectious disease expert shares what people might feel after getting the updated COVID-19 shot and what reactions to the vaccine might mean about immunity. Read more.
Mouthwash Effects on the Oral Microbiome: Are They Good, Bad, or Balanced?
Thursday, October 26, 2023 03:08 PM
This narrative review describes the oral microbiome, and its role in oral health and disease, before considering the impact of commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) mouthwashes on oral bacteria, viruses, bacteriophages, and fungi that make up these microbial communities in different niches of the mouth. Read more.
Pandemic Impact: Decline in Preventive Oral Health Services Raises Concerns
Thursday, October 26, 2023 03:05 PM
New research from Delta Dental on oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, published recently by the Journal of the American Dental Association, reported a significant decrease in the provision of preventive oral health care services when compared to pre-pandemic levels. Read more.
What Has Happened to the Health Care and Dental Fields?
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 03:17 PM
It can be trying, but sometimes we really need to listen to our patients and do the best we can to help them, even if it’s not solely a dental problem. Read more.
2 cyberattacks in dentistry in 3 days
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 03:15 PM
Here are two recent cybersecurity incidents affecting dental offices that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 16. Read more.
The impact of work on well-being: Six factors that will affect the future of work and health inequalities
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 03:11 PM
Work has long been considered a social determinant of health. Like housing, education, income security and other matters of economic and social policy, work can be a key factor in creating, maintaining or exacerbating unequal health outcomes across different societal groups. Read more.
Why dentists and ENT doctors should collaborate more
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 02:57 PM
Sinus conditions are often misdiagnosed by dentists and ear, nose, and throat specialists. Enhanced collaboration would help thousands of patients. Read more.
Dear Patient: Do you really know your dental hygienist?
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 02:55 PM
Your dental hygienist has a much more important role in your health than just “the girl who cleans your teeth.” Amanda Hill breaks down what patients need to know. Read more.
Study highlights deadly impact of antibiotic resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 09:53 AM
A systematic review and meta-analysis highlights the deadly impact of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers reported yesterday in Emerging Infectious Diseases. Read more.
Many potential pathways to future pandemic influenza
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 09:51 AM
Although influenza A viruses have caused pandemics for centuries, future pandemics cannot be predicted with our current understanding and resources. Concern about an H5N1 avian influenza pandemic has caused alarm since 1997, but there are many other possible routes to pandemic influenza. Read more.
Dental teams struggling with fatigue, no breaks, more
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 09:49 AM
Dental professionals are feeling the heat of staff shortages in the U.K. One-third of team members reported not getting breaks, and half reported worrying about how their exhaustion will affect patient care, according to recently released survey results. Read more.
13 critical interventions that support countries to address antimicrobial resistance in human health
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 09:46 AM
13 critical interventions that support countries to address antimicrobial resistance in human health. Read more.
Universal Masking in Health Care Settings: Poised for Return?
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 09:44 AM
"It's part of our toolkit, we have to be able to use it wisely," said Gopi Patel, MD, to Patient Care Online when asked her thoughts on universal masking in health care settings at IDWeek 2023, held October 11-15 in Boston, MA. Read more.
Risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome 6 times higher after COVID infection, study suggests
Monday, October 23, 2023 03:18 PM
A new study from Israel ties COVID-19 infection to an increased risk of a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks, while mRNA vaccination was linked to a decreased risk of the rare but serious autoimmune disease. Read more.
New pill helps COVID smell and taste loss fade quickly
Monday, October 23, 2023 03:16 PM
The antiviral drug ensitrelvir, which shortens sensory problems, is one of the few COVID-19 drugs available to people not at high risk of grave illness. Read more.
About U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW)
Monday, October 23, 2023 03:14 PM
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is observed November 18-24, annually. The purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic and antifungal use and the threat of antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum. One Heath is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and plants and their shared environment. Read more.
Top health tips infectious diseases physicians want you to know
Monday, October 23, 2023 03:08 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic thrust infectious diseases physicians into the spotlight to share their invaluable insights. Read more.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 28
Monday, October 23, 2023 01:58 PM
You can dispose of unneeded medicines through a drug take back program — or you can do it at home. Read more.
First-year dental students provide care for children in Elliott County
Sunday, October 22, 2023 03:57 PM
The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry sent first-year dental students to Elliott County to provide oral health services to elementary-aged children. Read more.
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