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Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obesity Shaved Almost a Year Off U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Says »
Rising obesity rates in the U.S. may be responsible for as many as 186,000 deaths per year, according to a new analysis....
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen »
But if something as foreseeable as a flu season — albeit one that is pretty severe — is stretching health care to its limi...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dentists Key to Promoting HPV Prevention »
New research out of the University of South Florida College of Public Health and published in the Journal of the American...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oregon scientist develops promising vaccine against tuberculosis »
An Oregon scientist has developed a vaccine against tuberculosis that appears to be highly effective against the devastati...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers Consider Hepatitis C Vertical Transmission Rates »
With estimates of about 3% of the worldwide population currently infected with hepatitis C (HCV), the focus is largely on...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mapping How The Opioid Epidemic Sparked An HIV Outbreak »
Genetic data has been used to track HIV before. But now, the technology is being used to map HIV outbreaks in real time, l...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five things you should know about this year’s very bad flu »
The nation is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad flu season. Here are five things you should know about this f...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preventing Legionnaire's disease in LTC »
It is not often that we think of Legionnaires' disease, the form of pneumonia brought on by inhaling aerosolized water con...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC says, ‘There's lots of flu in lots of places.’ And it's not going away anytime soon. »
A nasty flu season is in full swing across the United States, with a sharp increase in the number of older people and youn...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effect of Different Disinfection/Sterilization Methods on Risk of Fracture of Teeth Used in »
The aim of this in vitro study was to determine whether different disinfection/sterilization methods affected the risk of...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transcript for CDC Update on Widespread Flu Activity »
We called this briefing to get you the latest FluView numbers and to provide advice on preventing the flu and information...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections »
A panel of experts in infection prevention and control has released new expert guidance for acute care hospitals to help t...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu season is peaking, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead »
In a telebriefing this morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said flu activity is at the highest i...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New expert guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infections »
New expert guidance released today by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America advises hospitals on determining...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IPs are Catalysts for Positive Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration With Accrediting Agencies »
Within the healthcare arena, infection preventionists (IPs) wear multiple hats. One distinct and very important role is th...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who will answer the call in the next outbreak? Drug makers feel burned by string of vaccine pleas »
Every few years an alarming disease launches a furious, out-of-the-blue attack on people, triggering a high-level emergenc...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017-2018 Influenza Season Week 1 ending January 6, 2018 »
During week 2 (January 7-13, 2018), influenza activity increased in the United States. More >>
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Sickens Thousands Across The Country »
Fears that this winter would bring a nasty flu season appear to be coming true. Health officials say this year's season st...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Study Supports Use of Short-Term HIV Treatment Interruption in Clinical Trials »
A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In urban streams, pharmaceutical pollution is driving microbial resistance »
In urban streams, persistent pharmaceutical pollution can cause aquatic microbial communities to become resistant to drugs...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Third Dose of Mumps »
A substantial increase in the number of mumps outbreaks and outbreak-associated cases has occurred in the United States si...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States »
This report updates and summarizes previously published recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practi...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why It’s Still Worth Getting a Flu Shot »
Even a “less effective” vaccine packs a payoff in averting illness and death. It’s worth exploring what we mean by effecti...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Progress Report »
The National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report expands upon and provides an update to previous re...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevalence of MRSA in ICU Patients After State-Mandated Surveillance »
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among intensive care unit (ICU) patients in Illinois...
Monday, January 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Voices: Hepatitis »
Hepatitis  is an inflammation of the liver generally caused by a virus. Hepatitis B and C are the most common viral...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Contact Precaution Guidelines Released for Multidrug-Resistant Infections »
A new expert guidance concerning contact precautions (CP) for multi-drug resistant bacteria has been released and publishe...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joint Commission cracks down on hand hygiene »
The Joint Commission will now issue a citation to healthcare organizations if during on-site visits surveyors witness an e...
Friday, January 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-occupational Uses of Respiratory Protection – What Public Health Organizations and Users Need »
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) mission is to promote safe and healthful working conditi...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
How a children's hospital handled a measles outbreak »
When Children's Minnesota hospital in St. Paul confirmed a toddler as its first measles case of 2017 last spring, Patricia...
Saturday, December 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Risk assessment of colonization of legionella spp. in dental unit waterlines. »
The aerosol produced during the use of dental instruments can spread pathogens potentially harmful to health. Most of the...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Interaction of healthcare worker hands and portable medical equipment: a sequence analysis to show p »
While research has demonstrated the importance of a clean health care environment, there is a lack of research on the role...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 29, 2017 »
Bactericidal vs bacteriostatic drugs HAI and medical gear MORE >>
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 29, 2017 »
UAE screening finds MERS case Polio in Pakistan and DRC More avian flu outbreaks in 5...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states »
Flu activity rose sharply last week, with 36 states now reporting widespread circulation and other markers such as clinic...

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