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  • Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic
    The majority of deaths during the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 were not caused by the influenza virus acting alone, report researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Instead, most victims ...More
    August 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ecolab Introduces Preoperative Antiseptic Bathing Kit to Reduce Patient Infections
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ecolab Inc. today introduced its Preoperative Antiseptic Bathing Kit with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), a product developed for hospitals to reduce the risk of surgical site infections. The new bathing kit contains a 4-ounce bottle of Ecolab's Endure(R) ...More
    August 19, 2008 Posted in News
  • Chemical Liberated by Leaky Gut May Allow Virus to Infect the Brain in HIV Patients
    In up to 20 percent of people infected with HIV, the virus manages to escape from the bloodstream and cross into the brain, resulting in HIV-associated dementia and other cognitive disorders. Now, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Medline Launches Prevention Campaign and Grant Program to Support Solutions for Hospital-Acquired Conditions
    MUNDELEIN, Ill. — Medline Industries, Inc. announced today a new prevention campaign targeting six hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and the creation of a $1 million research grant program to support the adoption of evidence-based solutions in healthcare ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Mystery of Malaria’s Fatal Form Unraveled
    Platelets – those tiny, unassuming cells that cause blood to clot and scabs to form when you cut yourself – play an important early role in promoting cerebral malaria, an often lethal complication that occurs mostly in children. Affecting as many as half a ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Fatigueamongus
    Okay, how many of you were counting down to the Olympics in Beijing this year? And how many of you are counting down to the end of the Olympics?I fell into both camps this year. While I was skeptical and saying I wasn't going to watch, how could I not? The problem is, I ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Fighting Fungus at the Olympics
    I confess that I am addicted to the Olympics, and bear the dark undereye circles of someone who stays up way past her normal bedtime to cheer on Team USA. (While I remember watching the Olympics since I was a kid, my true Olympic fervor began in 1984 when I was attending ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Protected with a Lifetime Immunity to Virus
    New research has discovered that infection and natural exposure to the 1918 influenza virus made survivors immune to the disease for the remaining of their lives. Antibodies produced by cells isolated from these survivors served as an effective therapy to protect mice from ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis B Genotypes Could Determine Liver Cancer Risk
    ScienceDaily is reporting that a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that not all strains of hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver cancer. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE.Source: ScienceDaily  ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • C. difficile Strain Plaguing Canadian Hospital
    Canadian news outlet The Province is reporting that an aggressive strain of Clostridium difficile is flourishing again in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH), a strain similar to one that has killed 1,400 people in Quebec since 2003. According to the Vancouver Island ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News