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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...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attacking flu viruses from two sides »
Fever, shivering, headaches, and joint pains - each year millions of people around the world are affected by the flu. Whil...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study explains resurgence of pertussis »
A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has found that the resurgence of pertussis, more...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICYMI: HIV Research Round-Up from CROI 2018 »
Dr. Dieffenbach, the Director of the Division of AIDS at NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAI...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Public Health Week: Listening and Working Together for Healthier and Longer Lives »
Observing National Public Health Week, Surgeon General Adams called for forging new partnerships to improve the nation’s h...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2018 »
World Immunization week aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vacci...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hand Hygiene Includes Jewelry, Nail Polish in Infection Transmission Recommendations »
A new policy paper recently examined the effect of jewelry and nail polish worn by healthcare workers in a clinical settin...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The US Faces an Impending Dental Care Crisis »
As others shell out cash to for whiter and straighter teeth, 1 in 5 Americans over age 65 don’t have any real teeth left....
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diabetes Now Affects 23 Million U.S. Adults »
The latest tally of Americans adults affected by diabetes finds more than 23 million struggle with the blood sugar disease...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Near visual acuity of dental hygienists with and without magnification. »
The aim of this study was (i) to evaluate the visual performance of dental hygienists in their clinical environment and (i...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospitals are germy, noisy places. Some acutely ill patients are getting treated at home instead. »
Phyllis Petruzzelli spent the week before Christmas struggling to breathe. When she went to the emergency department on De...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early Interventions in the Treatment of HIV Infection »
Video and transcript of Early Interventions in the Treatment of HIV Infection.  More >>
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Hypertension guidelines »
In November 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) announced changes to the definition and classification of hypertens...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infectious Disease Mortality Rates Drop Nationally, Widen Among Counties »
Current guidelines on the management of sepsis and septic shock indicate that appropriate routine microbiologic cultures (...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 25, 2018 »
A recent study has shown that daily antituberculosis therapy (ATT) is more effective than a thrice-weekly regimen among HI...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s efforts to enhance the patient per »
Benefit-risk assessment is at the heart of what we do to ensure that Americans have access to medical products that are sa...

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