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Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Birth Defects Seen in Parts of U.S. with local Zika Spread »
Birth defects most strongly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy have increased in parts of the United States t...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 5 Most Common Infection Control Breaches »
Infection control breaches come in all shapes and sizes – some are subtle and might not be readily apparent, while others...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diphtheria and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It »
The best way to protect against diphtheria is by getting the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis shot (called DTaP). Doctors reco...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's What You Should Know About the Flu Season this Year »
This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track 13 years ago, a...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ergonomic Risk and Preventive Measures of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Dentistry Environment »
Dental practitioners are exposed to different occupational hazards during the course of their professional activity, such...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Virus Can Cause Heart Attacks »
The Canadian study confirms what doctors have long suspected: the influenza virus kills both directly and indirectly, and...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
15 Years Later, PEPFAR Continues to Save Lives »
NIAID experts highlight federal program’s unprecedented impact on HIV pandemic. PEPFAR has demonstrated remarkable success...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
$1 Billion Reward Proposed for New Antibiotics »
An international group tasked with researching and developing new economic models to promote antibiotic development is cal...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Brain-scan Guided Emergency Stroke Treatment Can Save More Lives »
Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously b...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A New Ecosystem Approach to Fight Antibiotic Resistance »
The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed antibiotic resistance to be one of the three greatest threats to human heal...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New patient guide on preventing HAIs »
A new patient guide to preventing HAIs is now available for use in hospitals and other health facilities.  More &...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘Superbugs’ »
GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson are the best of the big pharmaceutical companies at tackling the growing “superb...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1346 »
Weekly news and information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  More >>
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Begins Large HIV Treatment Study in Pregnant Women »
The National Institutes of Health has launched a large international study to compare the safety and efficacy of three ant...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO: Many Nations Report Brisk Flu Activity, with Influenza B Rising »
Most countries with flu seasons under way are reporting moderate levels compared with past seasons, with some reporting ho...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Influenza Exposure May Lead to Heightened Risk in Future Pandemics »
Throughout the past century there have been at least 5 pandemics related to the influenza A virus and a new data analysis...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Feds: No Grounds for Class-Action Suit Over Unsterilized Dental Equipment at Tomah VA »
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group of veterans who said they suffere...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here’s How the Flu Virus Kills Some People so Quickly »
These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Director: The Truth About the Flu »
Governments may shut down, but the flu virus doesn’t. The U.S. is in the midst of a severe flu season, and CDC’s tracking...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Study Finds Highest Adult Asthma Deaths in Construction, Health Care »
The annual number of asthma deaths among persons ages 15 to 64 declined significantly from 1999 to 2016, "most likely refl...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Director Urges Flu Vaccinations as Pediatric Deaths Mount »
Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent likely will not have been vaccinate...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Message From the ADA President Preventing Opioid Abuse from the Dental Chair »
Today, I’m asking dentists everywhere to reflect on how we manage dental pain and take several specific steps to help keep...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season's Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy »
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Dis...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's How Widespread the Flu Is This Year »
Flu activity has increased throughout the United States as of the second week of January, the CDC said Friday. Ten influen...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improving Opioid Prescribing: The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain »
In this webinar, we will have presentations by the CDC and ADA on the current opioid epidemic and alternatives for pain ma...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Simplifying Viral Hepatitis Testing Will Slow the Spread of Disease »
Viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) continue to spread because most people who are infected are unaware of their status.Ho...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smoking Causes One in Five Cancers in People with HIV in North America »
A fifth of all cancers in people receiving HIV care in North America between 2000 and 2015 was due to smoking, according t...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Complying with the New EPA Rule on Amalgam and Amalgam Waste »
On July 14, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule regarding the handling, recycling, and dis...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Scientists Find Microbes on the Skin of Mice Promote Tissue Healing, Immunity »
Beneficial bacteria (link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against dis...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texting - Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Orders »
Can secure text messaging be used to communicate patient care orders? More >>
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Older Hospitalized Adults are Infrequently Tested for Influenza »
This year's flu season is shaping up to be an especially serious one, and it's important for clinicians to promptly recogn...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Computational Method Speeds Hunt for New Antibiotics »
A team of American and Russian computer scientists has developed an algorithm that can rapidly search massive databases to...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virus Shown to Be Likely Cause of Mystery Polio-like Illness »
A major review by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is th...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using Social and Risk Networks Helps Identify People Undiagnosed with HIV »
Conducting HIV testing among the social and risk networks of those recently diagnosed with HIV helps identify undiagnosed...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Next Dental Appointment Could Come with an STD Test as Throat Cancers Rise »
Your next yearly cleaning could entail a sex education lesson or even an STD test as dentists become concerned about more...

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