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  • Physician Comes Clean on Handwashing
    An interesting article by an infectious disease physician in Memphis details his perceptions about handwashing among healthcare professionals. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE.Source: The Washington Post ...More
    August 8, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Early Treatment Key to Combating Hepatitis C Virus
    MONTREAL — Canadian researchers have shown that patients who receive early treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) within the first months following an infection, develop a rapid poly-functional immune response against HCV similar to when infection is eradicted ...More
    August 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Manipulate Group Behavior in Bacteria
    Bacteria band together to plan their battles against the body. They organize the assaults using a series of cell-to-cell communication signals that determine when to launch an attack against the host. Now Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have shown that bacterial ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Pathogen That Causes Disease in Cattle Also Associated with Crohn's Disease
    People with Crohn's disease (CD) are seven-fold more likely to have in their gut tissues the bacterium that causes a digestive-tract disease in cattle called Johne's disease. The role this bacterium may or may not play in causing CD is a top research priority, according to ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves 2008-2009 Flu Vaccines
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved this year's seasonal influenza vaccines that include new strains of the virus likely to cause flu in the United States during the 2008-2009 season.The six vaccines and their manufacturers are: ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Comprehensive Treatment of Extensively Drug-Resistant TB Works
    By Judith Montminy The death sentence that too often accompanies a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) can be commuted if an individualized outpatient therapy program is followed – even in countries with limited resources and a heavy burden ...More
    August 7, 2008 Posted in News
  • Ortho-McNeil Initiates Skin Infection Registry
    More than 50 hospitals nationwide will participate in this prospective, multi-center registry, which will comprehensively characterize the four major types of cSSTIs: diabetic foot infections, surgical site infections, deep soft tissue abscesses and cellulitis (an infection ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Germs Invade the Doctor’s Office When Kids Go Back to School
    Kids aren’t the only thing returning to school this fall. With each new school year, a new group of germs and bacteria are brought into the classroom and, eventually, the doctor’s office.  Healthcare professionals are more at risk of getting ill when the ...More
  • HIV Expert Says One Step Down, Two More to Go in Quest to Cure AIDS
    A Johns Hopkins expert in HIV and how the AIDS virus hides in the body says antiretroviral drugs have stopped HIV from replicating, the first of three key steps needed to rid people of the virus.In an address to be delivered Aug. 6 at the XVII International Conference on ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Step Forward in Search for Solution to Infection Puzzle
    Scientists at the University of York have helped to reveal more about the way bacteria can attach to human tissues. The study could help in the development of new treatments for serious heart conditions such as infective endocarditis. The researchers studied the way a ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News