• Majority of U.S. Parents Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates
    While debate in several state governments continues to grow over school mandates for Gardasil – a vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for girls ages 11 to 12 that is designed to provide protection against human papillomavirus, or HPV, ...More
    May 22, 2007 Posted in News
  • House Dust May Protect Against Allergic Disease Early in Life
    Endotoxin, a toxic substance made by certain types of bacteria, may reduce the risk of developing the allergic skin condition eczema or wheezing in children if they are exposed to it up to age 3, suggests a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Hotter is Better for Removing Allergens in Laundry
    A new study finds that the heat setting you choose when doing laundry makes all the difference when it comes to killing dust mites. The researchers found that washing laundry in hot water -- 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 ºC) or higher -- kills all house dust mites, compared ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Point to a Cure for Hepatitis C
    The use of peginterferon alone, or in combination with ribavirin, points to a cure for hepatitis C, the leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplant, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher said today. Mitchell Shiffman, MD, professor in ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Inviro Medical Devices Names Healthcare Leader to its Board
    ATLANTA -- Alan Weinstein, founder and former president of Premier, Inc., a group purchasing organization, has been named to the board of directors of Inviro Medical Devices, a manufacturer of infection control products. During his 30-year healthcare career, Weinstein ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • 3M Acquires DMS Chile; Acquisition Broadens Infection Prevention Platform in Latin America
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- 3M announces that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Articulos de Papel DMS Chile, a Santiago, Chile-based manufacturer of disposable surgical packs, drapes, gowns and kits. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • OSHA Unveils New Pandemic Flu Guidance for Healthcare Workers
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled new safety and health guidance that will help healthcare workers and their employers prepare for a possible influenza pandemic. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Soldiers Acquired Drug-Resistant Infections in Field Hospitals
    An outbreak of drug-resistant wound infections among soldiers in Iraq likely came from the hospitals where they were treated, not the battlefield, according to a new study in the June 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online. The outbreak of ...More
    May 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study of Unexplained Respiratory Infections Leads Researchers to New Virus
    An ongoing effort to identify the microorganisms that make us sick has discovered a new virus potentially linked to unexplained respiratory infections. Clinicians can typically use a patient's symptoms to determine that a virus is the likely culprit in a respiratory ...More
    May 17, 2007 Posted in News
  • Treatment Against Atypical Pathogens Vital to Improvement in Hospitalized Community-acquired Pneumonia Patients
    Hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who received treatment regimens against atypical disease-causing pathogens reached clinical stability quicker, had fewer days of hospitalization, and had lower mortality rates as a result of their disease, ...More
    May 15, 2007 Posted in News