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Sunday, August 12, 2018
National Immunization Awareness Month 2018 »
August 2018 is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance sponsored the National Public Health Inf...
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Aug. 21 webinar will address medical emergency preparedness »
A free Aug. 21 webinar, Preparing for Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office , will help dentists understand the import...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls »
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations are effective for teen girls who didn't get the recommended shots when they were 1...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Relieving Pain without Causing Addiction »
Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are building a safer opioid. More>>
Friday, August 10, 2018
Research may help rescue antibiotics' effectiveness in the face of drug-resistant bacteria »
  BIDMC Research Briefs showcase groundbreaking scientific advances that are transforming medical care. Bacteria--e...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Notification of patient overdose deaths reduces clinician opioid prescriptions »
NIH-funded study shows clinicians reduced prescriptions following behavioral “nudge.” More>>
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Occupational Safety and Hygiene of Dentists from Urban and Rural Areas in Terms of Sharp Injuries »
Frequent contact of the dentist with potentially infectious material (PIM) is undeniable. The aim of the study was to dete...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers Explore Bacterial Contamination of Frequently Touched Objects »
Objects frequently touched by patients and healthcare workers in hospitals harbor potential pathogens and may act as sourc...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to create a culture of safety at your practice »
Reinforcing safety at your office doesn't have to be difficult, but it does require diligence and teamwork. More>>
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH researchers discover highly infectious vehicle for transmission of viruses among humans »
Membrane-bound virus clusters provide promising target for the treatment of gastroenteritis, other diseases. More>>
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1379 »
Issue 1379: August 8, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Labor Extends Some Compliance Dates For General Industry Beryllium Standard »
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a final rule to extend th...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters »
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to t...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery »
  Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer su...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases »
All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and its infectious disease (ID) c...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Compliance with infection control practices when taking dental x-rays »
The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, attitude, behavior, and compliance concerning infection control among denta...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Infections Spread »
Germs are a part of everyday life and are found in our air, soil, water, and in and on our bodies. Some germs are helpful,...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legionnaires' disease »
Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia — lung inflammation usually caused by infection. Legionnaires' disease...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inuk woman 'begging and pleading' for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut »
Bernice Clarke's mother died in 2015. She was sick with tuberculosis and succumbed to complications resulting from treatme...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
White Paper Stresses Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adults »
Oral Health America (OHA), along with a diverse group of partners, released a white paper, An Oral Health Benefit in Medi...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scientists shed new light on hepatitis B virus origins »
New insight on the origins and global spread of two classes of the hepatitis B virus likely reflect the impact of prehisto...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Health Consequences of a 2013 Measles Outbreak in New York City »
What is the burden of a measles outbreak on public health? More>>
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Webinar focuses on interprofessional approach to address opioid abuse epidemic »
Dental faculty, students and clinicians seeking to learn more about interprofessional approaches to addressing the nationa...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIOSH eNews »
Volume 16, Number 4 (August 2018)
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA takes new steps to encourage development of novel medicines for treating opioid use disorder »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new scientific recommendations aimed at encouraging more widespread inn...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study examines how age and ethnicity impact HIV testing »
UC Riverside-led study in Southern California finds stigma, risk perceptions, and cost among major factors contributing to...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week-July 29, 2018 »
Read the top five stories from this week. More>>
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotic prescriptions vary by season, specialty »
Dentists prescribe millions of antibiotics, but prescription trends vary by dental specialty and time of year, according t...
Sunday, August 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Number of Americans who say drug abuse has caused family problems climbs: Gallup »
The number of Americans who say that drug abuse has caused problems in their families has climbed to 30 percent, according...
Sunday, August 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Academy of Medicine announces collaborative focused on ending opioid crisis »
The National Academy of Medicine on Aug. 1 launched the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, a pub...
Sunday, August 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancer Cells Put to Sleep Permanently With New Drug »
Scientists in Australia have published details of a revolutionary new cancer treatment, which could fight the disease with...
Sunday, August 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
After Ebola scare, Denver Health wishes it notified public of potential deadly virus sooner »
Denver Health officials’ ability to respond to potential public health threats was thrown into the spotlight late last mon...
Saturday, August 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Big Number: Lyme disease is now in 100 percent of the U.S. »
If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don’t live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first a...
Friday, August 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Evaluating Point-of-Care HIV Screening in Dental Hygiene Education Settings »
Although HIV screening is needed at a wider range of sites, dentists have shown reluctance to incorporate screening in the...
Friday, August 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Surprise Attack-An Increase in Bacterial Resistance to Disinfecting Products »
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is as much a constant in hospitals as the need to use it. Cleaning and disinfection practices...

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