• Canine Flu Story Overhyped by Media, Expert Says
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- An internationally recognized expert on infectious diseases in greyhounds says recent media reports of a canine flu epidemic have "greatly inflated the significance" of the scientific paper on which the reports were based. Dr. Brad Fenwick, vice president ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • ASHES Award Winners Announced at Conference
    PHOENIX -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announced today that Pat Hockenberger has been named the winner of the 2005 Phoenix award.  This award recognizes an individual who has made a lasting impact through outstanding contributions ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Training Local Health Workers Improves TB Control in South Africa
    Educational outreach training for health workers improves the quality of tuberculosis care and control without requiring extra staff, finds a study from South Africa in this week’s British Medical Journal. Tuberculosis is a growing problem in lower and middle income ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Why Are So Few HIV/AIDS Trials Conducted in Africa?
    People in sub-Saharan Africa carry the heaviest burden of HIV and AIDS, yet very few trials have been conducted on the African continent over the past two decades, say researchers in this week’s British Medical Journal. This study confirms previous findings that HIV/AIDS ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Why Are the Best Malaria Drugs Not Being Used in Africa?
    Despite changes in policy in many African countries, most cases of malaria are still treated with old drugs that often fail, say researchers in this week’s British Medical Journal. The steady increase of drug-resistant malaria across Africa has prompted many countries to ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Intermittent Prophylaxis Prevents Malaria in Infants
    Giving infants preventive treatment for malaria can reduce malaria and anemia even in seasonal, high transmission areas such as Ghana, finds a study in this week’s British Medical Journal. But concern exists about a possible rebound when treatment is stopped, warn the ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Women in Uganda Have a Higher Risk of HIV Infection During Pregnancy
    In the Rakai district of Uganda pregnant women have higher risk of acquiring HIV than women who are not pregnant, according to a study published in this week's issue of The Lancet. The researchers controlled for behavioral factors that could affect HIV acquisition and still ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Prevalence of Risky Sex Among Gay Men Doubled in Scotland
    The prevalence of “risky” sex in Scotland has doubled in the space of six years, while unfounded confidence in the HIV negative status of casual partners has also increased, reveals research in Sexually Transmitted Infections. The findings are based on serial surveys of ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • “POZ Parties” Signal Potential to Spread HIV “Superinfection”
    The emergence of “POZ Parties,” parties exclusively for HIV positive men to meet other HIV positive men for sex -- signals the potential to spread HIV “superinfection,” suggests research in Sexually Transmitted Infections. POZ parties first emerged during the mid 1990s in ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Expert Offers Tips on How to Stay Healthy During Cold, Flu Season
    As the weather turns colder and leaves begin to change colors, it's a sure sign of a dreaded annual occurrence: the return of cold and flu season. But a Purdue University public health expert says one simple tip can help prevent a lot of illness. "The most important thing ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene