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Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 10 infection control, patient safety stories in April »
A list of 25 teaching hospitals with the most safety violations most captured readers' attention in April. Here are the 10...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wash. nurse with Hepatitis C may have exposed 2,600 patients, hospital says »
The nurse, who has quit, was found to be stealing drugs meant for patients. Sharing needles is a common way of contracting...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Assessment of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing among a large cohort of general dentists in US »
The purpose of this study was to assess dental antibiotic prescribing trends over time, to quantify the number and types o...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Injection drug use and opioid epidemic drives hepatitis C infections »
Intravenous drug use related to opioid use helped fuel a 22 percent increase in reported new cases of acute hepatitis C in...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Even a 'Bad' Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives: Study »
A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet »
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and cha...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stop Spread of Unusual Antibiotic Resistance »
CDC empowers states to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance—when germs develop the ability to defeat the dru...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study identifies ways smaller hospitals can effectively reduce antibiotic overuse »
Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City have completed a study identifying...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis B around the world »
Hepatitis B is a contagious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and is the leading cause of liver cancer. H...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Work Arrangement and Access to and Use of Healthcare Services »
Workers Memorial Day is observed annually on April 28 to recognize workers who suffered or died because of exposures to ha...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Gates Announces Universal Flu Vaccine Effort »
Today in Boston, Gates announced a $12-million initiative to foster the development of a vaccine effective against all flu...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 22, 2018 »
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 22, 2018 More >>
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Acceptability of oral rapid HIV testing at dental clinics in communities with high HIV prevalence »
Expanding HIV screening for populations at risk necessitates testing in nontraditional settings. We assessed HIV testing i...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk Factors for Measles Seronegativity in HIV »
Risk factors associated with being seronegative for measles in a cohort of HIV-infected subjects were found to be a birth...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill Gates calls on U.S. to lead fight against a pandemic that could kill 33 million »
Bill Gates says the U.S. government is falling short in preparing the nation and the world for the “significant probabilit...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US autism rate edges up in new CDC report »
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health contributed to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control a...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study reveals how bacteria communicate in groups to avoid antibiotics »
In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), researchers from the University of Notre Dame and...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autism rates continue to climb, and experts don't exactly know why »
Autism rates in schoolchildren jumped 15% between 2012 and 2014, continuing a two-decade rise, according to the latest dat...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers Memorial Day 2018: Statement from Dr. John Howard »
Every year on April 28th, we observe Workers Memorial Day, remembering those workers who have been killed or injured on th...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free new resources added to Emergency Management Resources portal to prepare health care organizatio »
The Joint Commission has updated its online Emergency Management Resources portal with new resources to help health care o...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Emergency Management Resources - Hurricane »
Summary of the experience of a hospital caring for a severely obese patient onsite following facility evacuation, with rec...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Statement from the Meeting of ACS, AORN, ASA, APIC, AST, and TJC »
In February 2018, APIC President, Janet Haas, APIC Immediate Past President, Linda Greene, and APIC CEO, Katrina Crist, pa...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabi »
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is an active surveillance system that provides estimat...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIOSH “Filtering Out Confusion FAQs” on respiratory protection »
The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released fact sheets to answer frequently aske...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Leadership rounds foster culture that reduces healthcare-associated infections »
Senior executive meetings with frontline healthcare staff may contribute to patient safety by  elevating critical pro...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scientists have a promising new approach for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis »
In research that promises a new approach to treating an age-old human scourge, scientists have found a way to weaken the b...
Monday, May 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Observance of Sterilization Protocol Guideline Procedures of Critical Instruments for Preventing »
Effective sterilization of reusable instruments contaminated by Creutzfeldt⁻Jakob disease in dental care is a crucial issu...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Want new medicines? You need fundamental research »
  Would we be wise to prioritize "shovel-ready" science over curiosity-driven, fundamental research programs? Would...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bacteria boost antifungal drug resistance in severe childhood tooth decay »
Early childhood caries, a form of severe tooth decay affecting toddlers and preschoolers, can set children up for a lifeti...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day »
In continuing efforts to keep prescription opioid pain medications from becoming a source of harm in communities, the ADA...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Declining Incidence of TB in the United States Remains Inadequate for Elimination »
According to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of tuberculosis (T...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis B Virus: Minimizing the Risk »
One of the major concerns in transfusion medicine is minimizing the risk for transfusion-transmitted infections, including...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express: Issue 1361 »
Issue 1361: April 25, 2018 More >>
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2018 »
Significant global progress has been made since 2000 to reduce the incidence and mortality of malaria. However, recent evi...
Thursday, May 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Malaria Day, 25 April 2018 »
WHO joins partner organizations in promoting this year's World Malaria Day theme, "Ready to beat malaria". More >>

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