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11 hours ago
Lawmakers Look to Tackle Measles as States Cope With Outbreaks »
Members of Congress will hold a hearing on the spread of measles, while lawmakers in Washington state hope to tighten vacc...
11 hours ago
FDA chief: Federal government might step in if states don't change lax vaccine laws »
The head of the US Food and Drug Administration says that if states don't require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, t...
17 hours ago
VIDEO: NIH’s HIV Chief on Ending the AIDS Epidemic »
Policies that have made President Donald Trump unpopular with groups disproportionately affected by HIV won’t hamper plans...
17 hours ago
On this President’s Day, We Celebrate President Truman’s Legacy on Oral Health »
President Truman signed Public Law (P.L.) 755, The National Dental Research Act, into law on June 24, 1948. The dental res...
17 hours ago
Danish Agency for Patient Safety issues measles warning »
On Monday, the Danish Agency for Patient Safety issued a letter alerting doctors to pay extra attention to measles infecti...
17 hours ago
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design »
Early mutation in neutralizing antibody gives it flexibility to adapt to virus's changes MORE >>
17 hours ago
Public-Private Partnership Provides ‘Security Roadmap’ for Health Technology »
For the medical device industry, healthcare delivery organizations, and federal regulators, trying to stay ahead of evolvi...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Measles outbreak in Canada's British Columbia province affects 9 »
Henry said the outbreak originated from a family that visited an overseas country with a child who was not immunized and c...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
IAC Express #1412 »
News from the  Immunization Action Coalition MORE >>
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Opioids killed 47,500 people in 2017. But the death count is only the tip of the iceberg. »
The United States opioid epidemic killed more than 47,500 people in 2017. That's an average of 130 opioid-related overdose...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Many Health Workers in DRC Demonstrate Ability to Neutralize Ebola Virus »
Many health care workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo showed reactivity to Ebola virus proteins despite never havin...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Academy of General Dentistry Submits Public Comments on Commissioned U.S. Surgeon General’s Report »
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recently submitted public comments to the U.S. Surgeon General through the National...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Fighting Flu With Math: Predicting Peak Season, Spread, and Vaccination Patterns »
A team of investigators at New York University is using math to help fight influenza. MORE >>
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
CDC notes multiple outbreaks, 26 new measles cases »
A total of 127 measles cases in 10 states have been recorded thus far in 2019, and five outbreaks of 3 or more cases are...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Looking to the Military for a Few Good Educators »
In this month’s letter, Dr. Rick Valachovic looks at how military service can prepare dentists for encore careers as denta...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Eating Disorders »
Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behavi...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use »
FDA- and NIH-funded study finds unexpected sensory variant exclusive to African-Americans. MORE >>
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Antibiotic resistances spread faster than so far thought »
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Copenhagen and t...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Occupational noise-induced hearing loss among dental professionals. »
Positive correlation was found between years of experience and reduced hearing capacity among dental practitioners. In add...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView Report »
According to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity increased again this week, reaching a new season high...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Dental School Enrollment »
Just the Facts — February 18, 2019 MORE >>
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The scientific tooth fairies of San Francisco »
In the early 2000s, researchers in California started competing with the tooth fairy, offering first-grade children $10 if...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Statewide community outbreak of hepatitis declared »
The Ohio Department of Heath has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cas...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Comparative outcomes of adults hospitalized with seasonal influenza A or B virus infection: applicat »
The findings indicated that hospitalized patients with influenza A were more ill and had delayed clinical improvement...
Monday, February 18, 2019
Measles: Why it’s so deadly, and why vaccination is so vital »
On the darkest day of 2018, the winter solstice, we at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh twe...
Monday, February 18, 2019
Infectious disease news: Top 5 posts for the week Feb. 9- Feb. 15 »
Infectious disease news: Top 5 posts for the week Feb. 9- Feb. 15 MORE >>
Monday, February 18, 2019
US flu activity continues to rise »
US flu activity rose again last week, with the H3N2 strain expanding out of the southeast region, where it has been the do...
Monday, February 18, 2019
Hepatitis A Vaccination Indication Now Includes Homelessness »
ACIP Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccine for Homeless for 2019 MORE >>
Monday, February 18, 2019
How Common and Preventable are Sepsis-Associated Deaths in Hospitals? »
A study by Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School, and co-authors, estimates how common sepsis-related deaths are...
Friday, February 15, 2019
3 steps to take to avoid sharps injuries »
Sharps injuries can be stressful and costly, but a little due diligence and teamwork can go a long way toward creating a s...
Friday, February 15, 2019
This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective in preventing infection, CDC says »
Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nati...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others »
Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover i...
Friday, February 15, 2019
How to manage an infection control breach in your office »
While practices have their patients’ best interests at heart, breaches can still occur. Responding appropriately will help...
Friday, February 15, 2019
65 more families file lawsuit against Anaheim dental clinic on behalf of infected children »
Sixty-five families whose children were infected by rare bacteria when they underwent pulpotomies, or “baby root canals,”...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO »
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccinat...

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