• ICT News Desk: Mandatory Flu Vaccination
    Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among healthcare workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Researchers say the health system achieved employee vaccination rates of 99 percent in the ...More
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  • Old Drug May be Key to New Antibiotics
    McMaster University scientists have found that an anticonvulsant drug may help in developing a new class of antibiotics. Although dozens of antibiotics target what bacteria do, their study has looked at how a certain part of bacteria are created, and they found there is a ...More
    8 hours ago Posted in News
  • SLU Researcher to Study New Hepatitis C Medication in Children
    After the success of a new drug treatment in adults with hepatitis C infection, a Saint Louis University pediatric researcher is testing the safety and efficacy of the medications in children. Part of a multi-center clinical study, SLU is the only center in the region that ...More
    13 hours ago Posted in News
  • Influenza A Potentiates Pneumococcal Co-Infection
    Influenza infection can enhance the ability of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae to cause ear and throat infections, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity. In the study, the investigators infected mice with either ...More
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  • MIT Engineers are Battling Superbugs
    In recent years, new strains of bacteria have emerged that resist even the most powerful antibiotics. Each year, these superbugs, including drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis and staphylococcus, infect more than 2 million people nationwide, and kill at least 23,000. ...More
    13 hours ago Posted in News
  • Immune System of Newborns is Stronger Than Previously Thought
    Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London. Although their immune system works very differently to that of adults, babies may ...More
    14 hours ago Posted in News
  • United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is Established
    Nearly six months after the first case of Ebola in West Africa was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and the Security Council have approved resolutions creating the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response ...More
    14 hours ago Posted in News
  • Health Officials Urge Flu Vaccination for All, Including Healthy Adults
    Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18- to 64-year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held last week by the National Foundation for Infectious ...More
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  • FDA Allows Marketing of First Test to Identify Five Yeast Pathogens Directly From Blood Sample
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing in the U.S. of the first direct blood test for detection of five yeast pathogens that cause bloodstream infections: Candida albicans and/or Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and/or ...More
    15 hours ago Posted in News
  • TRU-D SmartUVC Inventor to Participate in Panel Discussing Ebola
    On Sept. 23, Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, inventor of TRU-D SmartUVC, an automated room decontamination device used to eliminate pathogens in healthcare settings, will participate as a panelist in a special session on "Mobilizing a United Corporate and Communications Response to ...More
    16 hours ago Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene