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  • Doctors and Patients Poorly Informed About Herpes
    Family doctors and patients with herpes are poorly informed about the viral infection, indicate the results of an online survey, published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. And there seem to be diverging opinions about how the infection is ...More
    November 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • ARJO/Getinge/Maquet Announce New West Coast Showroom Opening
    ROSELLE, Ill. -- ARJO, Inc. USA announces the opening of the Getinge / ARJO / Maquet West Coast showroom in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 6,000-square-foot facility gives prospective customers the ability to evaluate ARJO Extended Care Products, GETINGE Infection Control and ...More
    November 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • And Now, for a Break From MRSA ...
    News of a mutated version of a common cold virus that has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months is making its rounds in the mainstream press. The good news is, not only have people have stopped talking about MRSA for the moment, but officials at the Centers for Disease ...More
    November 19, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Tiny Silicone Hotel Reveals How Bacteria Control Crowds
    Using a device composed of microscopic rooms and hallways that was designed and fabricated at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a team of researchers from four institutions has determined how bacteria self-organize during the early stages of colony formation. ...More
    November 19, 2007 Posted in News
  • Poxvirus's Ability to Hide from the Immune System May Aid Vaccine Design
    The cowpox virus, a much milder cousin of the deadly smallpox virus, can keep infected host cells from warning the immune system that they have been compromised, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. The scientists also showed that ...More
    November 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • Earlier Bites by Uninfected Mosquitoes Make West Nile Worse
    There’s one more reason to try to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, scientists have discovered: bites from mosquitoes that aren’t infected by the West Nile virus may make the disease worse in people who acquire it later from West Nile-infected mosquitoes. Researchers from ...More
    November 16, 2007 Posted in News
  • HIV Drug Resistance Risk in Mothers Reduced by Combination of Common Drugs
    New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) shows that adding a single dose of two common anti-HIV drugs can prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from developing resistance to an entire class of drugs, potentially improving future treatment options. ...More
    November 14, 2007 Posted in News
  • Number of Cases of Most Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in U.S. at All-Time Low
    A comparison of illness and death rates for 13 vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S., before and after use of the vaccine, indicates there have been significant decreases in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths for each of the diseases examined, according to ...More
    November 14, 2007 Posted in News
  • Two New Members Elected to Serve on the ASHES Board
    CHICAGO – The members of the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) have elected Fiona Nemetz, CHESP, and Mark Regna, MBA, MHA, to serve on the board of directors from 2008 to 2010. Nemetz has 15 years of experience in healthcare and is the director ...More
    November 13, 2007 Posted in News
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care Appoints Lynne Kelley, MD, FACS, to Medical Director Post
    ROSWELL, Ga. -- Kimberly-Clark announces that Lynne Kelley, MD, FACS, has been named to the newly created position of vice president, medical director, for the company’s $1.2 billion healthcare business. Effective Nov. 5, Kelley assumed responsibilities for the development ...More
    November 12, 2007 Posted in News