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  • Lemongrass Essential Oil Shown to be Effective Against Candida albicans
    Use of essential oils for controlling Candida albicans growth has gained significance due to the resistance acquired by pathogens toward a number of widely used drugs. Tyagi and Malik (2010) sought to test the antifungal activity of selected essential oils against Candida ...More
    November 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • H1N1 Influenza Pandemic Created Stress Among Healthcare Workers
    Healthcare workers (HCWs) presented frequent concerns regarding their health and their families' health and high levels of psychological distress during previous disease outbreaks, such as the SARS outbreak, which was associated with social isolation and intentional ...More
    November 12, 2010 Posted in News
  • Report Finds H1N1 Hospitalization Rates Higher But Vaccination Rates Lower for Minorities
    H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, Fighting Flu Fatigue, from the Trust for America's Health ...More
    November 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Very Few Eligible Young Women Opt to Take HPV Vaccine
    Despite strong evidence of its effectiveness, few of the young women who are eligible for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine take it, according to research presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10. What's ...More
    November 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Antiviral 'Cocktail' Better than Single Drug for Children with Hepatitis C
    Children with hepatitis C fare decidedly better with a supercharged combination of two antiviral drugs than with the usual and standard single-drug regimen, according to research led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children Center. “Our findings indicate that when it ...More
    November 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Army-Funded Technology Detects Bacteria in Water
    To keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the U.S. Army is exploring new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water. Current techniques for analyzing water in the field can take as long as 24 hours to complete, according to Bart Lipkens of Western New England College in ...More
    November 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How Key Drug Kills Worms in Tropical Diseases
    In a major breakthrough that comes after decades of research and nearly half a billion treatments in humans, scientists have finally unlocked how a key anti-parasitic drug kills the worms brought on by the filarial diseases river blindness and elephantitis. Understanding ...More
    November 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Myth of a Germ-Free World: A Closer Look at Antimicrobial Products
    Killing microorganisms has become a national obsession. A pair of antimicrobial compounds known as triclosan and triclocarban are lately the weapons of choice in our war of attrition against the microbial world. Both chemicals are found in an array of personal care products ...More
    November 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • 4 Million Deaths Caused Annually by Acute Respiratory Infections
    Acute respiratory infections (ARIs), a disease group that includes pneumonia, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are responsible for 4.25 million deaths each year, according to the first-ever Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas (ARIAtlas.org), published today ...More
    November 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • Research Provides New Leads in the Case Against Drug-Resistant Biofilms
    Films of bacteria that form around foreign materials in the body can be very difficult to defeat with drugs, but research led by Brown University biologists has identified a couple proteins that play a key role in building these biofilms. This pair could prove to be a very ...More
    November 10, 2010 Posted in News