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Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quality of cross-infection control in dental laboratories. A critical systematic review »
To identify reported practices for cross-infection control in dental laboratories and to quantify the importance of the fl...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clostridium difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Setting »
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a global public health problem. In the United States alone, C difficile causes ap...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2018 »
World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2018  More >>
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral HPV Infection Rate Is Alarmingly High in US Men »
Hello. I am Dr Maurie Markman from Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I want to briefly di...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Synthetic polymers show promise against multidrug-resistant microbes »
James Hedrick, PhD, knows what it's like to have a serious bacterial infection. He also knows how much worse it could have...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why good disease prevention protocol is critical »
There are things in life that one just accepts as a truism: Always wear a seatbelt; don’t smoke; never look directly at th...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A look at how the opioid crisis has affected people with employer coverage »
With deaths from opioid overdose rising steeply in recent years, and a large segment of the population reporting knowing s...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Surgical Patients Notified Of Possible Risk At Porter Adventist Hospital »
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has amended its statement regarding the investigation of patient...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral cancer awareness in the spotlight this spring »
Dr. Elizabeth Kapral faces what she calls “complex situations” almost daily. The department she works in at the Erie Count...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 1, 2018 »
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 1, 2018 More >>
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New blood test found to predict onset of TB up to two years in advance »
A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onse...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance »
An estimated 700,000 deaths occur annually as a result of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and this number could increase t...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opioid Overdose Prevention »
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., released a public health advisory  to urge more Americans to carr...
Monday, April 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Flu Season Over Yet? »
The number of flu cases in the United States has sharply declined since the peak of the season hit in February—but we're n...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH researchers use genomics to set squamous cell carcinomas apart from other cancers »
Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have uncovered molecular characteristics that link the genomic...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA chief: Opioids are 'biggest crisis facing the FDA' »
Running the Food and Drug Administration is one of the toughest jobs in government. Running it for a boss with a record of...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here’s why it is important to follow the childhood immunization schedule »
Many of us have not experienced deadly or crippling diseases like measles, rubella and polio. These diseases are mostly go...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug resistance of oral bacteria to new antibacterial dental monomer dimethylaminohexadecyl metha »
Only two reports exist on drug-resistance of quaternary ammonium monomers against oral bacteria; both studies tested plank...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASPR document helps hospitals to handle seasonal flu surge »
Although the 2017-2018 flu season is waning, it has been recorded as one of the most challenging in recent history. It pea...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surgeon General's advisory: More should carry antidote to counter opioid overdoses »
The U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory Thursday urging more Americans to carry naloxone, which can reverse the opioid...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experts lay out universal framework for stewardship programs »
An international team of experts has developed a list of core elements and checklist items to help hospitals around the wo...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Nightmare Bacteria” Widespread in U.S. Hospitals »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of “nightmare bacter...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
People can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds »
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How did gonorrhea become a drug-resistant superbug? »
The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is resistant to multiple standard antibiotics and now...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine »
A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NPHW guest blog: On the front lines protecting against disease »
The world of communicable diseases can seem daunting for some and exciting for others. The latter is usually said with a s...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection control: What are proper protocols for reprocessing orthodontic instruments? »
Dr. Thodas, an academic orthodontist, and Professor Cuny, a dental infection preventionist, will provide insight concernin...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reported Mumps Cases Are on the Rise »
During March 2018, Texas health officials issued a warning (download PDF) at a cheerleading championship that nearly 25,00...
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1358 »
Weekly news and information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  More >>
Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH launches HEAL Initiative, doubles funding to accelerate scientific solutions to stem national »
Today, at the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M....
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effectiveness of antiviral treatment in preventing death in severe hospitalised influenza cases »
We investigated the predictors of neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) treatment in severe hospitalised influenza cases and the a...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC says its steps have limited the spread of 'nightmare' bacteria »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that public health laboratories identified more than 2...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Containing Unusual Resistance »
More than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by germs resistant to antibiotics. While antibiotic resist...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Solving the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: The UN Can't Do It Alone »
Despite the growing threat of antibiotic resistance worldwide, the global consumption of antibiotics continues to increase...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Molecular scissors' could be key to cutting off diseases including HIV infection »
One way to fight diseases including HIV infection and autoimmune disorders could involve changing how a naturally occurrin...

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