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Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016: CDC report »
New U.S. cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - reached more than 2 mil...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017-2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations »
CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older receive an influenza vaccine every year, by the end of October if poss...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC launches campaign to help states fight prescription opioid epidemic »
The campaign aims to increase awareness and knowledge among Americans about the risks of prescription opioids and stop ina...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Athletes Share Infections »
When parents of young athletes reel off their kids’ sports-related health issues, they usually think of sprains, broken bo...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AIHA Warns of Looming Mold Crisis »
The climate of the areas affected by the recent hurricane season offers a fast recipe for mold accumulation. The  Am...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trends in antibiotic prescribing by dental practitioners in Germany. »
Dental and medical antibiotic prescriptions in Germany show statistically significant differences regarding the shares of...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An evaluation of dental antibiotic prescribing practices in the United States. »
Antibiotic prescribing practices among general dentists and dental specialists in the United States remains poorly underst...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Sep 25, 2017 »
Flu in Maryland fair pigs H7N9 cluster analysis Peramivir pediatric indication...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Sep 25, 2017 »
Saudi MERS cases   Chikungunya spike Measles outbreak response...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report highlights progress made in global AMR fight »
A new report from the United Nations Foundation and the Wellcome Trust is highlighting the progress that's been made, and...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antiviral combo cuts flu virus shedding but not symptoms »
A new study published in  The   Lancet Infectious Diseases  suggests that a triple combination of antiv...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria »
Infant and maternal tetanus was officially eliminated from the Americas this year, the Pan American Health Organization&nb...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection protection: Anticipatory guidance for young athletes should include infectious disease pre »
Millions of U.S. children participate in organized sports each year. While these sports provide numerous health benefits,...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Checklist for Infection Control Concerns When Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to Extensiv »
Prior to opening a healthcare facility that has undergone extensive water and wind damage, inspections need to be conducte...
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Remediation and Infection Control Considerations for Reopening Healthcare Facilities Closed Due to E »
During a natural disaster, many hospitals may suffer water and wind damage; some may have standing water for an extended p...
Sunday, September 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Antibiotics and Biocidal Cleaners May Spread Multidrug Resistance in MRSA »
Antibiotic use on people or pets, and use of biocidal cleaning products such as bleach, are associated with multidrug resi...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surgical Safety Checklists Are Underutilized in Ambulatory Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. »
According to this survey, most practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeons do not currently use surgical safety checklists....
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: Implementation of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System 2.0 Reporting Form »
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), co-managed by CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the n...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public health leaders see strong choice in new CDC director »
In a move winning the praise of public health leaders, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD, announced...
Sunday, June 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Air Force says 135 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis »
As many as 135 patients who underwent a colonoscopy or endoscopy at an Air Force base in Qatar may have potentially been e...
Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day — May 2017 »
May 19th is National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States to emphasize the importance of testing persons at risk for...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Season All But Over in U.S. »
But this flu season there was a slight twist -- middle-aged people were more affected than children, said Lynnette Brammer...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most Kids Who Died of Flu Weren’t Vaccinated, Study Finds »
Most children who have died of flu in recent years were not vaccinated against the virus, Centers for Disease Control and...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage »
President Donald Trump released his preliminary $1.1 trillion 2018 budget this morning, which details how the new administ...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 45: Preventing violence in the health care setting »
Once considered safe havens, health care institutions today are confronting steadily increasing rates of crime, including...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
H5N2 found in wild Montana duck as H5N8 spreads to Italy »
The highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu strain linked to several US poultry outbreaks in 2015 has been detected in a wild mal...
Thursday, November 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in West Africa higher than previously thought »
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) could become a serious public health threat in West Africa unless effective surveill...
Saturday, October 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health system study finds big jump in C diff, MDR organisms »
A first-of-its-kind study on the changing epidemiology of drug-resistant bacteria within a healthcare network indicates a...
Thursday, August 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘The global pandemic of inactivity’ with Loretta DiPietro »
As the 2016 Summer Olympics continue in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles are on the ri...
Thursday, July 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Human Papillomavirus–Associated Cancers — United States, 2008–2012 »
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a known cause of cervical cancers, as well as some vulvar, vaginal, penile, oropharyngeal, a...
Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Evaluation of the Impact of National HIV Testing Day — United States, 2011–2014 »
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is the first step in the continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment servi...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC URGES SPEED ON ZIKA AS HOUSE MOVES TO NEGOTIATE FUNDING »
The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursd...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Bank: The way climate change is really going to hurt us is through water »
The most startling finding? The report suggests that by 2050, an inadequate supply of water could knock down economic grow...
Thursday, April 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Announcement: National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction — United States, May 2–6, 201 »
The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction* will be observed May 2–6, 2016, and is hosted by the fede...
Friday, April 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Apr 15, 2016 »
Ebola vaccine's future; More US flu deaths; US biodefense coordination; WHO dengue vaccine advice; Carbapenem resistance i...

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