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Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impact of Operator Positioning on Musculoskeletal Disorders and Work Habits Among Mississippi Dental »
The purpose of this study was to assess impact of operator positioning on the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MS...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1347 »
Weekly News and Information from the Immunization Action Coalition More >>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alex Azar Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services »
Alex Azar has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. More >>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA explores single-dose packaging to reduce opioids abuse »
 In an effort to curb the prescription opioids abuse epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 30 announced...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancer risk elevated with severe gum disease »
People with severe gum disease may be at greater risk for cancer, a U.S. study suggests.“What this report does is continue...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEA launches new crackdown on pharmacies and opioid over-prescribers »
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that over the next 45 days, a “surge” of Drug Enforcement Administration agent...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study shows inappropriate antibiotic prescribing differs by patient age, insurance, race »
A patient's age and race are associated with risk of receiving an unneeded antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory c...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to help prevent new addiction »
Since establishing the Opioid Policy Steering Committee in May, senior FDA leaders across the agency have been hard at wor...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Exposure to X-rays Depends on How Dentists are Paid »
A major study looking into how financial arrangements with dentists affect what goes on in the dentist's chair has found a...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developing a Water Management Program »
While the presence of Legionella in any water system presents a danger to occupants, the threat of infection is particular...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does Wearing a Surgical Mask Prevent the Flu? »
Flu 2018 panic is in full swing, and with very good reason. Already termed “moderately severe” by the Centers for Disease...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot »
Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one. More >>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tough Flu Season Could Kill Tens of Thousands »
Millions of Americans are suffering from the influenza virus in what public health experts say is an unusually active and...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Whole-Genome Sequencing Identifies Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Refugees »
A group of European scientists took part in an investigation that began in early 2016 after 4 refugees from the Horn of Af...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increasing Public Awareness is Vital in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases »
Public awareness campaigns on spotting the signs and symptoms of infectious diseases and how to prevent them, play a key r...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Takeda's Zika Vaccine Gets U.S. FDA's 'Fast Track' Status »
Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted ‘fast track’ status...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Briefing on Flu: This Season Characterized as 'Challenging' and 'Intense' »
In a briefing late last week, Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cal...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder »
Maybe a reminder from her doctor would have been the nudge she needed. A review study published by the Cochrane Library th...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adenovirus: It Feels Just Like the Flu, but the Vaccine is for Military Only »
The massive flu outbreak gripping the U.S. could let a lesser-known infection slip through the cracks. And even if more do...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Algorithm Accelerates Search for New Antibiotics »
Carnegie Mellon reported last week that team of American and Russian computer scientists has developed an algorithm that r...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Identifies Successful Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in U.S. Hospitals »
Misuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, accounting for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths a...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO Releases its First Report on Global Antibiotic Resistance »
New surveillance data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals widespread and in some cases high leve...
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Video: Have You Ever Heard of Norovirus? »
This short video from the CDC explains what norovirus is, how it is spread, groups that are at high risk for severe diseas...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surface Disinfection Strategies »
The proper use and application of disinfectants and barriers are essential to ensuring patient safety, and preventing occu...
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CDC: Flu-related Pediatric Deaths Could Reach Record High »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of people going in to see a doctor for flu-like illness is...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
High levels of Antibiotic Resistance Found Worldwide, New Data Shows »
WHO’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious...
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Dose Matters: FDA's Guidance on Children's X-rays »
While the level of risk from the radiation associated with X-rays is small, especially when compared with the benefits of...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NHS England Hopes England Will be First Country to Eliminate Hepatitis C »
Health leaders have called on the pharmaceutical industry to work with them to provide best value for money for treatments...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virus Looks Like Flu, Acts Like Flu, but It's Not Influenza »
It looks like flu. It feels like flu. It even puts patients into the hospital like flu can. There’s another virus out...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nearly One Out of Five NSAID Users Exceed Daily Limit »
Now, for the first time, researchers have found that 15 percent of adult ibuprofen users exceed the maximum recommended do...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Link Found Between Genes in Mosquitos and the Spread of Diseases »
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever. The r...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Flu Spread Around the World and Killed 50 Million People »
As World War I raged in Europe, an even deadlier killer was on the loose — influenza. During 1918, up to 50 million people...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection »
In 2016, as part of the emergency response to the Zika virus outbreak in the World Health Organization’s Region of the Ame...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Academies Call on NIOSH, OSHA and BLS to Create ‘Smarter’ Injury Surveillance System »
NIOSH, OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics should team up to enhance occupational safety and health surveillance progr...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Flu Levels Continue to Climb as 37 Kids' Deaths Confirmed »
With seven more pediatric deaths reported last week and influenza-like illness (ILI) numbers that are nearing those seen d...

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