• Sharp Thinking:
    Sharp Thinking: The Role of Technology and Education in Promoting Sharps Safety By Kris Ellis Infection control practitioners (ICPs) are intimately aware of the potential danger to healthcare workers (HCWs) posed by bloodborne pathogens via accidental needlestick injuries. ...More
    July 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Political Prejudice Preventing Progress on Prison Health
    Measures to improve the health of prisoners should be based on evidence not political prejudice, states an editorial in this week’s issue of The Lancet. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) distributed to all European ministries of health a report bringing ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • Urgent Measures Needed to Tackle HIV Epidemic in Moscow
    HIV infection rates in vulnerable groups in Moscow could be between 30 and 120 times higher than those found in the general Russian Federation population, concludes a research letter in this week’s issue of The Lancet. US researchers found high rates of HIV infection and ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • Smoking May Increase the Risk of Tuberculosis Infection
    Smoking may increase the risk of developing tuberculosis infection, show researchers in the journal Thorax. The study involved 2,401 adults from two urban communities in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants were surveyed about their smoking habits and underwent a ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommends Universal Pertussis Booster Vaccination for Adolescents
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Partnership for Immunization (NPI) supports the decision of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend universal Tdap (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)) ...More
    June 30, 2005 Posted in News
  • NIAID Scientists Unveil Mechanism Behind Resistance to Severe Malaria
    Scientists have discovered why people with a specific type of hemoglobin — the oxygen-carrying molecule that gives red blood cells their color — are less prone to severe malaria. In a series of experiments, the researchers determined how hemoglobin type C impairs the ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Warning About Global Efforts to Provide Drug Therapies in Developing World
    Johns Hopkins infectious disease specialists who have spent more than two decades leading efforts to combat HIV and AIDS worldwide are warning that limited international relief supplies of antiretroviral therapies currently being distributed in Africa, Asia, and the ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Routine Vaccination Could Eliminate Hib Disease in Children in Developing Countries
    Routine immunization against a bacterial microorganism that can cause meningitis and pneumonia should be introduced for children in developing countries, suggests a report published in this week’s issue of The Lancet. The study shows that disease caused by Hemophilus ...More
    June 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sage Products Named Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For
    CARY, Ill. -- Sage Products Inc., a developer of medical products, was honored by The Great Place to Work® Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as one of the 2005 “Best Small & Medium Size Companies to Work for in America.”  Sage ranked ...More
    June 27, 2005 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Treatment Not Necessary for Majority of Children with Conjunctivitis
    Most children with infective conjunctivitis do not need treatment with an antibiotic, suggests a study published by The Lancet. One in eight school children have an episode of conjunctivitis every year. This amounts to more than 1 million episodes in the United Kingdom and ...More
    June 24, 2005 Posted in News