• Engineers Develop Novel Device to Help Treat Ear Infections
    One of the most common surgeries performed on pediatric patients could become faster and safer thanks to a new surgical tool developed by a team of University of Virginia engineers.Led by Shayn Peirce-Cottler, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at U.Va.'s ...More
    June 16, 2008 Posted in News
  • How to Protect Yourself from MRSA in Gyms and Health Clubs
    With beach-season looming, the fitness bug is motivating Americans to fill area gyms in droves, all hoping to buff up before the warm-weather season of fun gets into full swing.People who workout at gyms should know that the effort to get the perfect physique comes with the ...More
    June 11, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Researchers Discover Significant Efficacy of Travelers’ Diarrhea Vaccine
    Diarrhea PatchResearchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health have found that patients given a travelers’ diarrhea vaccine were significantly less likely to suffer from clinically significant diarrhea than those who received placebo, according to a ...More
    June 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Summer's Health Hazards for Germaphobes
    There’s a great article on the Wall Street Journal’s Web site instructing germaphobes on how to navigate around summer’s health hazards. Columnist Laura Landro cites everything from the current tomato scare, to waterborne illness, to West Nile virus, as ...More
    June 11, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Dial Announces its Green Assurance Program
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Economic shifts and the growing trend of green business practices are among the most widely discussed topics across the country. And while we all know that saving money and helping the planet are top of mind for everyone, the two don’t always ...More
    June 11, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • PDI Donates Infection Prevention Supplies to Direct Relief
    Direct Relief, a 60-year-old charitable organization that assists communities confronting enormous hardships such as natural disasters and refugee populations, received a much needed donation of Chlorascrub™ from Professional Disposables International, Inc. ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Study Finds Antibiotics Prevent Wound Complications of Childbirth
    By Krista Conger STANFORD, Calif. — A single dose of antibiotics can significantly aid healing of the severe tearing that occurs in vaginal tissues during many births, according to researchers at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the Stanford ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • World Leaders Call for Action to Reduce TB Deaths Among HIV-Positive People
    NEW YORK CITY -- For the first time ever, heads of governments, public health and business leaders, heads of United Nations (UN) agencies and activists came together at UN headquarters today to confront a threat to global health that could undermine investments in ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Health Experts Call on Global Leaders to Ensure Access to Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccines
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Nearly 1,000 of the world's leading experts in infectious diseases and vaccines are meeting during the 6th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-6) this week to call for renewed and urgent action by governments to ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Variant HIV Subtypes on the Rise
    An ongoing concern for public health authorities and infectious disease experts is the ability of deadly pathogens to adapt or mutate and become difficult to detect and treat. One of the more clever bugs is the HIV virus, which has numerous strains and subtypes that may ...More
    June 10, 2008 Posted in News