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  • 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
  • Study Shows Why Treatment Isn't Effective for HIV
    University of Minnesota researchers have answered a key question as to why antiretroviral therapy isn't effective in restoring immunity in HIV-infected patients. Once a person is infected with the virus, fibrosis, or scarring, occurs in the lymph nodes – the home of T ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Decision Model Seeks to Avert Flu Vaccine Mismatch of 2007-2008 Season
    HANOVER, Md. — To avoid producing vaccines that treat the wrong strains during flu season, the FDA should consider deferring some of its selections as well as other changes to the vaccine composition, according to a study by two decision analysts published in a ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hold the Fries
    I was just browsing the health news moments ago and came across a story about how kids' fast-food meals are high in calories. Gee, that is complete news to me! NOT! For years, America has been known as an overweight country. If you traced back the origin of when we ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To fill gaps in assessing clinician performance that can promote higher quality healthcare, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 67 clinician-level consensus standards relating to cancer care, infectious diseases, perioperative care, and care ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News