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Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1356 »
IAC Express: Weekly News and Information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  Read more >>
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) related oral cancers among oral health professionals »
Scientific literature suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may be associated with oral squamous cell carcino...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral cancers highlighted for April awareness »
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and a good time for dental professionals to consider their role in screening head and...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDI global survey shows children are not getting dental check-ups early enough »
On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation asked parents around the world how they cared for th...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Task Force Issues Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines »
Doctors should start early with skin cancer prevention advice when their patients are light-skinned, suggests new guidelin...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Primary care physicians report feeling unprepared for role in prenatal oral health »
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequip...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
APIC: Hepatitis A »
Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is usually a mild illness,...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recombinant zoster (shingles) vaccine, RZV - what you need to know »
Shingles (also called herpes zoster, or just zoster) is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. Shingles is caused by th...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reflections from professionals on World Oral Health Day »
Oral health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. Inequalities in oral health exist throughout the U...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Addressing High-Concern Pathogens and Familiar Threats »
In recent years, it has become clear that facilities across the spectrum of care need to take stock of their existing infe...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DC Reports Number of Noncongenital Zika Virus Cases in the United States »
A total of 5168 noncongenital Zika virus disease cases were reported from US states and the District of Columbia in 2016,...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infectious diseases docs may be lifesaving for patients with antibiotic-resistant infections »
For patients with difficult-to-treat, drug-resistant infections, seeing an infectious diseases specialist can be a lifesav...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu declines, but hospitalizations are still high »
Influenza is on the retreat, but several indicators still show high activity in many parts of the country, according to th...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Non-antibiotic drugs affect gut bacteria, could promote resistance »
New research by a team of German scientists indicates that antibiotics aren't the only drugs that affect the gut microbiom...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand »
Addressing the driving forces of the opioid crisis: President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduc...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Skin Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection »
Acute and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can affect the liver as well as nonhepatic tissues, including the skin...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Public Health Week 2018 Information »
Join us in observing NPHW 2018 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. Du...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dentists learn to watch for signs of drug use as overdose deaths rise »
The issue of drug overdoses was a hot topic at a dental conference in Vancouver last week, where hundreds of dentists lear...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reducing the risks posed by ultrasonic aerosols »
Dental procedures involving handpieces and ultrasonic scalers generate splash and spatter that contain microorganisms, whi...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social, public health services crucial in fight against HIV/AIDS »
Patients at risk for HIV need to be linked to services--such as mental health and syringe exchange programs--that will hel...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
As experts warn of global infectious diseases timebomb, Colombia records its first measles case »
Colombian health officials announced last week that the country’s first case of measles in years has arrived in its second...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BU: Brazil yellow fever outbreak necessitates vaccines »
  Brazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destina...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
100 years after the influenza pandemic — are we prepared for another epidemic? »
Now 100 years later, our capacity to protect ourselves is vastly improved but we are still remarkably vulnerable to an out...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seattle infectious-disease outbreaks cause concern »
Public health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about a variety of outbreaks of serious infectious diseases am...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ECRI Institute Committed to Building National Health IT Safety Collaborative »
Building on the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety , a multi-stakeholder collaborative, ECRI Institute is now respo...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Warns Of Deadly Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil »
In response to a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil, including near large urban areas an...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How shoulder pain can cripple your dental career »
Frozen shoulder syndrome, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a gradual loss of movement resulting from tightening of th...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 11, 2018 »
Read the Top Infectious Disease News of the Week from March 11, 2018.  More >>
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unexpected diversity in the mobilome of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain isolated from a dental unit »
The Gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is found in several habitats, both natural and human-made, and is parti...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opioid Abuse, Diagnostic Errors Top 2018 Patient Safety Hazards »
Opioids, diagnostic errors, and problematic health IT systems are at the top of ECRI Institute’s list of ten patient safet...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Most Effective C. Difficile Prevention Strategies »
Screenings and daily cleanings with sporicidal disinfectant are effective strategies for Clostridium difficile (C. diffici...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infectious-disease outbreaks in Seattle homeless people concern health officials »
King County public health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about a variety of outbreaks of serious infectious...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA moves ahead with ‘historic’ plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes »
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took the first concrete action to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
H7N9 influenza vaccine clinical trials begin »
Two new clinical trials testing an experimental vaccine to prevent influenza caused by an H7N9 influenza virus are now enr...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Hispanic Americans across ethnicities want HIV testing in Spanish »
Clinicians are advised to never group Hispanic Americans under one collective identity. But when it comes to HIV testing,...

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