• Malaria Risk at Home
    Some young children suffer twice as many malaria attacks as those who may be living just yards away from them, new research reveals today. A five-year study of over 3,500 children living in eastern Kenya, shows that household conditions can play a major role in ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • AORN Earns ISMP 2005 Cheers Award for its Safe Medication Administration Tool Kit
    DENVER -- The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has awarded one of its 2005 Cheers Awards to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for its Safe Medication Administration Tool Kit. The Cheers Awards honor individuals, organizations, companies ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Regent Medical Offers Tips for Handwashing
    NORCROSS, Ga. -- In the wake of the many natural disasters that have plagued the U.S. this year, from hurricanes of horrific impact to severe flooding and forest fires, our fellow citizens have been returning to their homes and businesses to deal with clean-up.  It is ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Combination Microbicides Protect Monkeys Against HIV-Like Virus
    Experiments in female monkeys have for the first time shown that when used in combination, vaginal gels known as microbicides can protect against an HIV-like virus. The research, funded largely by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Tentatively Approves a Generic AIDS Drug in Association with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the tentative approval of the drug product Lamivudine Oral Solution, 10 mg/mL manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma LTD. of Hyderabad , India . Lamivudine Oral Solution is the first generic version of the already approved ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • Wild Birds Help to Create Human Flu Vaccine
    Avian influenza virus samples collected from wild birds in Mongolia by field veterinarians from the New York City-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have been selected by the World Health Organization to be part of a new human pandemic influenza vaccine currently in ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • District of Columbia Department of Health Expands HIV Testing Program
    The District of Columbia Department of Health announces the expansion of its rapid testing services to residents seeking care at its Southeast STD clinic, and to those entering the D.C. jail system. “HIV continues to be one of the District’s most pressing health concerns,” ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Survey Reveals U.S. Leads Other Countries in Medical Errors
    A new international survey supported by The Commonwealth Fund finds that one-third of U.S. patients with health problems reported experiencing medical mistakes, medication errors, or inaccurate or delayed lab results -- the highest rate of any of the six nations surveyed. ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • National Survey Shows Avian Flu is a Top Concern This Year
    ROSWELL, Ga. -- More than half the people in a new survey about the upcoming cold and flu season say they are concerned about the possibility of a flu strain jumping from animals to humans. The results represent a big shift from a year ago when only one percent of ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • With or Without a Pandemic Scenario, Flu is a Serious Health Threat
    About as many Americans die of influenza each year as are killed by breast cancer. But only with some unusual event -- the movement of the avian flu or a shortage of vaccine – does the public typically take notice.  The flu is not just an aggressive form of the common ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News