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Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It »
Each year, about 31,000 men and women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a cancer caused by an infection from the human papill...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research points to associations between periodontal pathogens and colorectal cancer »
A recent study shows evidence that there is an association between the periodontal pathogen, Fusobacterium nucleatum, and...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts »
As the nation grapples with a long and unrelenting flu season rivaling by some measures the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, a group of...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Symptom Score May Predict HIV Infection in Community Screening Programs »
In a cohort of adults participating in a community HIV screening program, a symptom-based questionnaire accurately predict...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Europe observes a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to previous year »
Measles has rebounded in the WHO European Region. The disease affected 21,315 people and caused 35 deaths in 2017, followi...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases »
WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and deve...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans »
Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well. M...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the flu hijacks your body to make you feel so wretched »
We all know the symptoms of influenza infection include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. Bu...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scarlet fever in Surrey: More than 30 reported cases of infectious disease reported in last week »
There have been more than 30 cases of scarlet fever reported in Surrey in the last week alone as numbers continue to soar....
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Olympic Norovirus Outbreak Has Spread to Athletes »
The  norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics  has officially spread to athletes,  according to a state...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadly ‘superbug’ fungus may be spreading »
Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that U.S. patients infected with a fungal...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau »
Flu has killed 22 more children, the most reported since the respiratory virus began slamming the country in the fall, acc...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PHAT Life: Effective HIV intervention for youth in the criminal justice system »
A group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowled...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Staph, back pain, and flying debris—oh my! Are you protecting yourself from the hazards of the op »
What do staph, airborne debris, herpesviruses, tuberculosis, back pain, and hearing loss have in common? You can take meas...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidance From IDSA/SHEA »
On February 15th, an updated clinical practice guideline for Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) was published online i...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US study finds 36% flu vaccine protection, 25% against H3N2 »
An eagerly awaited estimate today of flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) in the United States so far this season confirmed that...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This season's flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it »
This season’s flu vaccine offers limited protection against the viruses sweeping the country, with its overall effectivene...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1350 – Ask the Experts »
As a thank-you to our loyal IAC Express readers, we will periodically publish extra editions such as this one, with new "A...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interim Estimates of 2017–18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — United States »
This report uses data from 4,562 children and adults enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (U.S. Fl...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Update: Influenza Activity — United States »
Influenza activity in the United States began to increase in early November 2017 and rose sharply from December through Fe...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevention in everyday practice: The cornerstone of successful treatment »
Dr Ece Eden, Professor at the Department of Pedodontics in the School of Dentistry at Ege University, will cover a range o...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public health dentists offer recommendations to better integrate oral health and primary care »
In practice, policy and education, oral health care and primary health care have traditionally been considered separate. I...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children »
A panel of experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiolo...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Perception of dental students on risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders »
To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Job Factors Questionnaire, and the influence of gender, academic level and...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is global elimination of HCV realistic? »
The elimination of hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been made possible through the availability of new antiviral drugs which ma...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tracking the flu week by week »
This flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency r...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Prices to Outpace Inflation for First Time Since 2010 »
The growth in U.S. health-care prices is projected to outpace economy-wide inflation for the first time since 2010, the se...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poor nations have higher risk of surgical infections, including resistant ones »
People undergoing gastrointestinal surgery in low-income nations are 60% more likely to develop a post-surgical infection...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1349 »
Weekly news and information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  More >>
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Health Experts Look Ahead to Better Flu Control »
Vaccine effectiveness numbers for this year's flu season have yet to be released, but experts are already looking at flaws...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates i »
Infection prevention practices centered on hand hygiene (HH) protocols can save lives across all healthcare facilities, no...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lower Your Risk for the Number 1 Killer of Women »
Learn about heart disease and women and what you can do to keep a healthy heart. More >>
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hand Hygiene Compliance Now Mandatory in All Ambulatory Care Settings »
Starting this year, ambulatory care surveyors will issue a citation if they witness any ambulatory care organization emplo...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surgical infections linked to drug-resistant bugs, study suggests »
Patients having surgery in low income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, w...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study finds depression and fatigue increase women's risk of work-related injuries »
Women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work, according to a new study pub...

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