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  • Flu Vaccine May Not Protect Seniors Well
    SEATTLE — A Group Health study in the August 2 issue of The Lancet adds fuel to the growing controversy over how well the flu vaccine protects the elderly. The study of more than 3,500 Group Health patients age 65-plus found no link between flu vaccination and risk of ...More
    August 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Common Vaginal Infection May Increase Risk of HIV Infection
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C.  – A common vaginal infection may make women more susceptible to contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers have found.An analysis of 23 published studies, ...More
    August 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Strategies to Control TB Outdated and Inadequate, Study Asserts
    The standard regimens to treat tuberculosis (TB) are inadequate in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB. In countries with high rates of MDR-TB, patients are nearly twice as likely to fail their initial treatment than those in countries with low rates, ...More
    August 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Recurrence of Group B Strep High in Subsequent Pregnancies
    A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston could help experts better decide whether to continue the current practice of retesting women during their second pregnancies for a common bacterial infection if they had tested positive for the ...More
    August 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Higher HIV Infection Estimate Shows Need for Routine Screening, More Funding for Care
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expected soon to increase the estimate of new HIV infections in the United States by 40 percent. This highlights the need to make HIV testing a routine part of medical care and provide better ...More
    August 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Pediatric HIV Treatment Increases Asthma Risk
    MILWAUKEE – Medication often recommended to treat HIV in children may increase their risk of developing asthma, according to new research published in July issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI).A study of nearly 2,500 HIV-positive children ...More
    July 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Extends Consumer Warning on Serrano Peppers from Mexico
    Laboratory testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that both a sample of serrano pepper and a sample of irrigation water collected by agency investigators on a farm in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico (business address is in Nuevo Leon, Mexico) ...More
    July 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • 3M™ Attest™ Sterile U Online Provides Key Insights on Pack and Load Control Tools
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M Health Care announces the addition of a new Web site (, to its suite of free, objective educational tools offered through 3M™  Attest™ Sterile U Online. Focused on the topic of steam sterilization ...More
    July 31, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Polluted Canal May Be Source of New Antibiotics
    New York City College of Technology biology professors Nasreen and Niloufar Haque have announced preliminary findings of their research on the "white stuff" in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal.“What we suspected turned out to be true,” Nasreen confirmed. “The ...More
    July 30, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Researchers Discover New DNA Binding Activity of E. coli Protein
    NortheasternUniversity scientists have discovered a new and unique DNA binding property of a protein in E. coli. Penny J. Beuning, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, spent the last two years researching double and single-stranded DNA ...More
    July 30, 2008 Posted in News