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Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Needle hasn't moved on US outpatient antibiotic prescribing »
Despite an increasing focus on reducing unnecessary antibiotic use in recent years, national outpatient prescribing practi...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What You Might Not Realize About The Benefits Of Hand-Washing »
There's a new study out on norovirus and the role hand-washing can play in stopping an outbreak. To sum it up: Wash u...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature »
Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature examines this complex challenge from the perspectives of researchers, clinici...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dental Personnel Treated for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis at a Tertiary Care Center »
In April 2016, a Virginia dentist who had recently received a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and was und...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Safety Awareness Week on March 11-17 »
Find out more about Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2018.  More >>
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plastic coatings with antimicrobial additives can help control infections »
Integrating antimicrobial additives into plastic and polymer surfaces can make them inhospitable to bacteria, according to...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIAID scientists assess transmission risk of familial human prion diseases to mice »
Familial human prion diseases are passed within families and are associated with 34 known prion protein mutations. To dete...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research project on dangerous hospital germ extended »
Cases of multi-resistant bacteria in hospitals have increased dramatically in recent years and the health system faces tre...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why Is Hepatitis C on the Rise in 20- to 29-Year-Olds? »
Hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver, has hit the baby boomer generation hard. You probably have seen appeals urgin...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effect of Magnification on the Precision of Tooth Preparation in Dentistry »
To evaluate the impact of magnification aids on the precision of tooth preparation under simulated clinical conditions....
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sterilization of Ceramic Sharpening Stones »
Traditionally, periodontal hand instruments are honed or sharpened during patient care as they dull easily during contact...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study finds no immune overload for US kids' vaccine schedule »
Receiving multiple vaccines during childhood doesn't damage the immune system and make kids more vulnerable to diseases th...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What you can do about patient safety’s latest threat—cyberattacks »
A groundbreaking cybersecurity survey points to policy changes that can help physicians preserve patient safety amid wides...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic, missed by standard tests »
Emory microbiologists have detected "heteroresistance" to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic, in already highly resistant...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infectious Diseases Experts Applaud Legislation to Address Antibiotic Resistance »
The legislation would serve to strengthen U.S. efforts to prevent and contain infectious diseases caused by antibiotic res...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delay of Enforcement of the Beryllium Standards under 29 CFR 1910.1024, 29 CFR 1915.1024, and 29 »
The final rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, published on January 9, 2017, established new Permissible Exposure L...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis A Vaccine Can Protect Your Baby »
Protect your baby and your health and get the hepatitis A vaccine for your baby. Babies can have a hepatitis A infection w...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Icelandic program seeks to eliminate HCV »
A new Journal of Internal Medicine study describes an innovative program to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a publi...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to stay up to date on infection control policies »
With everything else dental professionals have to stay on top of, keeping abreast of trends in infection prevention may se...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1353 »
Weekly news and information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  More >>
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lower Mortality in Nursing Homes Linked to Hand Hygiene Program »
HealthDay News — A multifaceted hand hygiene (HH) program may have a short-term impact on mortality in nursing homes (NHs)...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lessons Learned from the Early Days of HIV/AIDS »
By looking back on the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the medical community can learn many lessons, including the va...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Influenza B is trying to escape our vaccine »
The Flu feels like one big thing. You get your Flu Shot to protect against The Flu during Flu Season. But part of what mak...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know »
CDC recommends that people get MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. More >>
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIV Research Highlights from First Day of CROI 2018 (Video) »
Advances in HIV research are being shared this week at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (l...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses »
Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the la...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emergency room data shows the opioid crisis continues to accelerate »
More than 142,000 people were taken to emergency departments for opioid overdoses during a recent 15-month period, the lat...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preventing the spread of infection in dental practices »
The latest influenza virus update the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that the worst of the 2...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ways to fight HIV and tuberculosis emerge at AIDS conference »
Some people naturally handle HIV infection better than others, but only two clear genetic explanations have ever been foun...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Louisville is epicenter for more than 100 cases of hepatitis A »
A hepatitis A outbreak has health officials vaccinating those at highest risk and scrambling to determine how the virus be...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US healthcare system needs coordinated response to potential pediatric pandemics »
Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have identified gaps in the United States healthcare system that mak...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instrument Processing: Cleaning »
Cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing instruments in a designated central processing area controls both quality a...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIOSH Strategic Plan: FYs 2019−2023 »
The NIOSH Strategic Plan reports the Institute’s research and service goals for fiscal years 2019-2023. These goals addres...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kids Who Vape Face Toxin Dangers, Study Finds »
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes expose themselves to cancer-causing toxins, particularly if they choose fruit-flavored prod...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
For The Second Week, The Flu Epidemic Has Eased »
Flu is still rampant across the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the epidemi...

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