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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,...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is worsening and we are all at risk »
Antibiotic resistance may be the greatest medical challenge of our time. It threatens major advances of modern medicine in...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sick staff should stay home, experts say »
The world relies on nurses to care for the sick daily, whether it’s an ICU nurse monitoring vital signs or a pediatric nur...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC: Cold Versus Flu »
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two typ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) screening of hospital dental clinic surfaces »
We assessed the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains on surfaces of hospital dental...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Health Security Agenda Programs Protect Americans from Infectious Disease Threats »
Today’s world of increasing interconnectivity and mobility accelerates the shared global risk to human health and well-bei...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infographic: 12M U.S. kids live with untreated decay »
More than 12 million children experienced untreated coronal caries between 2011 and 2014, even in the era of the Patient P...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Electronically Available Comorbid Conditions for Risk Prediction of Healthcare-Associated Clostr »
To analyze whether electronically available comorbid conditions are risk factors for Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Can Look Back Beyond Five Years for Repeat Violations »
A recent court decision extending the time limitation for OSHA to assess repeat violations has upped the ante for employer...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Would you pay for an Ebola vaccine? Most say yes »
The nationally representative survey of U.S. adults was published in January in Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. It...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers identify key step in viral replication »
Viruses are intracellular parasites that cause disease by infecting the cells in the body and, in a study published today...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Key drivers of high US healthcare spending identified »
The major drivers of high healthcare costs in the U.S. appear to be higher prices for nearly everything--from physician an...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prevent antibiotic resistances from spreading: Rapid test helps administering the 'correct' drug »
Scientists of the Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT), Center for Sepsis Control and Care at the Uni...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biophysicists discover how small populations of bacteria survive treatment »
Small populations of pathogenic bacteria may be harder to kill off than larger populations because they respond differentl...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral Healthcare for the HIV-Infected Patient »
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus transmitted horizontally via direct contact with infected bodily fl...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Changing Face of Care »
Dentistry has always been a healthcare service. However, as we progress into the 21stcentury, the demographics of those wh...

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