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Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health agency warns UK parents as scarlet fever cases soar »
England's health agency is warning parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever as infections continue t...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents of young children have reason to be watchful as flu season ends »
The flu season may be winding down, but parents of young children have reason to remain watchful. More >>
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global use of antibiotics soars as resistance crisis worsens »
In recent years, antibiotic resistance has risen to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Yet despite this gr...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nearly 1 million people were out of the workforce because of opioid addiction in 2015, according »
Nearly 1 million people were not working because of opioid addiction in 2015, the latest research to show that drug use is...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Second Wave of Flu May Be On the Way, CDC Warns »
Flu season may have peaked in February, but we’re not out of the woods yet. The bulk of this year’s deadly flu season...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline »
Though fewer Americans are now dying from infectious diseases, great disparities persist across the country, a new study f...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
High Level Disinfection Control Alert for Health Centers »
Our surveyors at community health centers are observing many serious infection control-related risks concerning high-level...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS creating infection control course for Final Rule compliance »
A new, multi-day course is being designed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to help nursing homes prepare for an...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Regulatory Look At Nitrous Oxide Delivery »
Fear and anxiety remain prevalent among dental patients. These feelings are not only associated with specific dental proce...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study examines usability of electronic health records, safety events »
The usability of electronic health records may be associated with some safety events where patients were possibly harmed....
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ADA offers opioids prescribing recommendations in FDA comments »
The Association March 16 filed comments with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offering ways the agency can improve op...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surge In Antibiotics Is A Boon For Superbugs »
The development of antibiotics in the middle of the 20th century was one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine....
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate »
Testing for hepatitis C, a major cause of liver cancer, is lagging behind among the group of Americans with the highest ra...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection prevention and control programs are essential to antibiotic stewardship efforts »
Infection prevention and control (IPC) and antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs are inextricably linked, according to a jo...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) »
Dental health-care professionals (DHCPs) with nasal colonisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tool kits can help you start the journey to wellness »
Your Healthiest Self, a set of tool kits from the National Institutes of Health, was designed to help you improve your wel...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
For patients with drug-resistant infections, infectious diseases experts may be lifesaving »
  When infectious diseases (ID) specialists were involved in the care of patients with certain kinds of drug-resist...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs »
A "game changing" new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Associations between longitudinal beverage intakes and adolescent caries »
"Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) are the most relevant dietary risk factor for caries in young children, but there has not...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Opioid prescribing patterns of oral and maxillofacial surgeons: A nationwide survey »
At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annua...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
World Tuberculosis Day raises awareness about deadliest infectious disease »
Tuberculosis is the largest infectious disease killer in the world, even surpassing HIV. Here in the US, the number of cas...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
University of Maryland dental clinics will have a new way to monitor opioids »
The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is partnering with a Rockville tech company to introduce software that help...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Harvey changed my life: Catastrophic flood reshapes a hygienist's vision about career »
I have been in the dental field for 30 years, starting my hygiene career in 2004. That can seem like a million years ago!...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Radiation safety in the dental office should not be overlooked »
Dental professionals in 2018 have access to state-of-the-art equipment that makes diagnosis and treatment of oral disease...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day 2018 »
In the 130 years since the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) — the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) —...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS head names HIV expert Redfield as CDC director »
Robert R. Redfield, MD, is the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the acting adminis...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tuberculosis — United States, 2017 »
In 2017, a total of 9,093 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) were provisionally* reported in the United States, representing a...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why We Need a Universal Flu Vaccine »
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Flu, which infected 500 million people and killed more than 50 m...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mumps Vaccine Less Effective Years After Getting It, Study Says »
Health officials at a Virginia university are dealing with a mumps outbreak. In recent years, more and more young adults w...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots? »
Federal officials have recommended a vaccine against shingles that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why An Imperfect HIV Vaccine Could Be Better Than None At All »
When Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler announced that scientists had discovered the virus that caused A...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transforming oral health through science and evidence-based practice »
The 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual M...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIH scientists say advanced vaccines could limit future outbreaks »
Novel vaccine technologies are critical to improving the public health response to infectious disease threats that continu...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDC »
A leading AIDS researcher, who is well respected for his clinical work but has no experience running a governmental public...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Saline Shortages — Many Causes, No Simple Solution »
Severe and long-standing prescription-drug shortages have become a major threat to public health and patient safety. Despi...

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