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Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dental Unit Waterlines »
Dental operative units are intended to supply power (electrical, air, water, etc.) and serve as a base for other dental de...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECDC warns of healthcare threat posed by CRE »
The warning comes in a rapid risk assessment yesterday from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suicide rising across the US »
Making sure government, public health, healthcare, employers, education, the media and community organizations are working...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rhode Island passes surgical smoke law »
Each year, an estimated 500,000 workers are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke, according to the Occupational Healt...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
June is National Safety Month »
Join NSC and thousands of organizations nationwide as we work to ensure No One Gets Hurt. Observed annually in J...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New e-tool launched: start assessing and managing the risks of dangerous substances now »
With a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises and companies without specific knowledge of dangerous substances, this...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 ways you’re putting your patients – and staff – at risk with poor infection control policies »
“Healthcare professionals often will say, ‘I wasn’t feeling bad enough,’ ‘I didn’t think I was contagious,’ ‘There’s nobod...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with respiratory, allergic and infectious disease »
The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of alternatives to these common paediatric surgeries that include removal of to...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aircraft microbiome much like that of homes and offices, study finds »
Using advanced sequencing technology, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University studied th...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update: Influenza Activity in the United States During the 2017–18 Season and Composition of the 201 »
The United States 2017–18 influenza season (October 1, 2017–May 19, 2018) was a high severity season with high levels of o...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic and Analgesic Prescription Patterns among Dentists or Management of Dental Pain and Infec »
Antibiotics and analgesics are necessary for controlling dental infection and pain; however, several studies from around t...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Providers preferences may be helpful in reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions »
Anticipating physicians' preferences for feedback on antimicrobial use (AU) could help optimize impact of antibiotic stewa...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Characteristics of a Pandemic—The Devil is in the Details »
Part of this preparedness puzzle is understanding the characteristics of pandemic pathogens.   A new report fr...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ten Most-Asked Questions about the OSHA Inspection Process »
Who better to know—and reveal—the secrets of what prompts and occurs during an OSHA inspection than former OSHA officers?...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu killed 172 children this season, the highest death toll in nearly a decade »
About half of this season’s deaths were in  otherwise healthy children . They ranged in age from 8 weeks to 17 year...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs »
Invasive bacterial infections, including endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and skin and soft tissue infections, have increased...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Combating HIV/AIDS »
NIH and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are committed to better understanding HIV and de...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Suicide rising across the US »
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US. Suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. Menta...
Monday, June 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Issues Final Guidance on Inhalational Anthrax »
The FDA's final guidance targets inhalational anthrax and revises the indication to "prophylaxis of inhalational anthrax"...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Continuing to Move the Needle on Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy People 2020 initiative set a goal of greater than a 90% vaccination...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS tasks new office to battle disease threats with technology »
The agency   opened a new office  known as the Division for Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe), which...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria »
Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, includi...
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Framework for Productive Aging and Work »
In response to the increasingly aging U.S. worker population, in 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and...
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu virus is protected by mucus when airborne, regardless of humidity »
Influenza viruses emerge every winter in temperate regions when people are in closer contact inside, better enabling perso...
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Insurance denials for new hepatitis C drugs remain high nationwide, study suggests »
During the study period, about one-third (35.5 percent) of patients who were prescribed a direct-acting antiviral regimen...
Thursday, June 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stopping epidemics early protects national security »
Stopping epidemics such as Ebola wherever they break out is also a pillar of America’s National Security Strategy.&nb...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biohazardous waste: When dental offices use labels or bags for safety »
The Department of Labor and Industries in Washington reports that of 4,695 injury claims by health care workers, 924 were...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make One Change for Safety this National Safety Month »
June is National Safety Month. This joint blog from NIOSH and the National Safety Council (NSC) highlights the weekly...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India »
A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIOSH Studying Condition of Stockpiled Respirators, Surgical Gowns »
Millions of respirators and surgical gowns are in storage around the country, stockpiled for use during infectious disease...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure »
Upper respiratory illnesses caused by influenza viruses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment in...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIDCR invites comments on two proposals »
In response to ideas received for its NIDCR 2030 campaign, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is s...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More suspected Ebola cases in DRC as response builds »
In recent days the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reported a few more suspected Ebola cases, and with lab tests ruling...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIV vaccine elicits antibodies in animals that neutralize dozens of HIV strains https://www.nih.g »
“NIH scientists have used their detailed knowledge of the structure of HIV to find an unusual site of vulnerability on the...
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Central NY Hepatitis C rates up »
It's an infection that's growing at an alarming rate in Central New York. According to ACR Health, Hepatitis C cases have...

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