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  • Scientists in Hot Pursuit of First New Drug for Global Killer in 50 Years
    This World TB Day (March 24), researchers at Sydney's Centenary Institute announce they have made an exciting discovery that could lead to the first new drug for tuberculosis (TB) in almost 50 years. Dr. Nick West, associate faculty of the Mycobacterial group at Centenary, ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News
  • Colonies of Bacteria Fight for Resources with Lethal Protein
    Rival colonies of bacteria can produce a lethal chemical that keeps competitors at bay, scientists report this week. By halting the growth of nearby colonies and even killing some of the cells, groups of bacteria preserve scarce resources for themselves, even when the ...More
    March 24, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • AORN Announces 2010-2011 Leadership Election Results
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announces its leadership roster for 2010-2011:President-elect: Anne Marie Herlehy, DNP, RN, CNORVice president: Rosemarie T. Schroeder, RN, BSN, CNORSecretary: Jane A. Kusler-Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA, CNORBoard of ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • American Thoracic Society Honors World TB Day
    March 24, 2010, will mark World TB Day. On this day around the world, the public health and scientific community will raise public awareness about tuberculosis and the challenges that remain in controlling it globally, such controlling drug resistant TB and as the urgent ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Physician’s License Suspended for Illegal Kickback
    New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, MD, has used his emergency powers to summarily suspend the license of a Brooklyn physician who allegedly conspired to pay kickbacks and rebates to Medicaid patients in order to obtain medications. A summary suspension ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • CA-MRSA Infection Rates are Six Times Greater in HIV Patients
    HIV-infected patients are at a markedly increased risk for community acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections according to a new study by researchers at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center. The ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Are Hand Sanitizers Better Than Handwashing Against the Common Cold?
    A new study suggests that hand sanitizers containing ethanol are much more effective at removing rhinovirus from hands than washing with soap and water. Sanitizers containing both ethanol and organic acids significantly reduced recovery of the virus from hands and ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection with Tickborne Parasite May Suppress Malaria
    A new study suggests that monkeys chronically infected with babesiosis, a tick-borne parasite, are able to suppress malaria infection when exposed to a simian malaria parasite. The researchers from the Biomedical Primate Research Center, Rijswijk, The Netherlands report ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Optimism Boosts the Immune System
    Feeling better about the future might help you feel better for real. In a new study, psychological scientists Suzanne Segerstrom of the University of Kentucky and Sandra Sephton of the University of Louisville studied how law students' expectations about the future affected ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Comprehensive Approach Associated With Reduced MRSA in French Hospitals
    An intensive program of surveillance, precautions, training and feedback in a large multihospital institution appears to be associated with reductions in rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) over a 15-year period, according to a report in the March 22 ...More
    March 23, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene