• Triumphs and Hurdles for the New HPV Vaccine
    Significant progress in women’s health was made this summer when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The vaccine was given the green light for use in younger women, as a way to protect against human ...More
    November 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • “Kill the Cough” Survey Reveals Americans' Dislike of Germs
    The good folks at Halls cough drops announce the findings of their "Kill the Cough" survey, revealing just how repulsive most Americans find the simple act of coughing. According to the survey, one possible source of America's avoidance of individuals who cough is the ...More
    November 20, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • Bullard Chairman Receives International Safety Award
    CYNTHIANA, Ky. -- E.D. Bullard company chairman, Edward D. Bullard, was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Service Award by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) during its fall meeting in October in Washington, D.C. A recognized leader in the field of personal ...More
    November 17, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Antibiotics Unnecessarily Prescribed for Acute Bronchitis
    Antibiotics are routinely prescribed unnecessarily for acute bronchitis, according to Virginia Commonwealth University findings published in today’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Physicians for years have prescribed antibiotics for the treatment of acute ...More
    November 16, 2006 Posted in News
  • Scientists Find Mutations That Let Bird Flu Adapt to Humans
    By comparing influenza viruses found in birds with those of the avian virus that have also infected human hosts, researchers have identified key genetic changes required for pandemic strains of bird flu. The new work, reported in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Nature, ...More
    November 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Study Finds On/Off Switch for Septic Shock
    According to a new study, septic shock, a dangerous, often deadly runaway immune response, is controlled by a genetic on/off switch. The research also suggests how a drug might temper sepsis. This is the first time this genetic mechanism has been revealed in an experimental ...More
    November 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Key Step in Flu Virus Replication
    As public health officials around the world keep a nervous eye on the spread of avian influenza, the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has uncovered a key step in how the influenza virus causes infection. Yan Zhou and her team ...More
    November 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • Pattern of Human Ebola Outbreaks Linked to Wildlife and Climate
    A visiting biologist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and her colleagues in Africa and Britain have shown that there are close linkages between outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in human and wildlife populations, and that climate may influence the spread ...More
    November 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • Inexpensive Test Detects H5N1 Infections Quickly and Accurately
    Scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed an inexpensive “gene chip” test based on a single influenza virus gene that could allow scientists to quickly identify flu viruses, including avian ...More
    November 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • Northwestern Memorial and University of Utah Hospitals Report Vital Clinical Data to CDC with TheraDoc® Software
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Northwestern Memorial Hospital and University of Utah Hospital are the first in the country to utilize real-time software provided by TheraDoc® Inc., a clinical informatics company, to transmit Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) reports to the Centers ...More
    November 14, 2006 Posted in News