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  • Child Immunizations....
    I find it interesting how an article or news story can bring back a memory from long ago. We recently posted a news item onto the ICT website "New Survey Reveals Few Parents are Concerned about their Preteen or Teen Getting Whooping Cough" that made me recall a time from my ...More
    August 10, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • NIH Scientists Target Future Pandemic Strains of H5N1 Avian Influenza
    Preparing vaccines and therapeutics that target a future mutant strain of H5N1 influenza virus sounds like science fiction, but it may be possible, according to a team of scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the ...More
    August 10, 2007 Posted in News
  • Plan Now to Celebrate National Clean Hands Week in September
    National Clean Hands Week is Sept. 16-22, 2007. To access a National Clean Hands Week poster from the Soap and Detergent Association, CLICK HERE. ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Ecolab to Acquire Microtek Medical Holdings
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ecolab Inc. announces it has agreed to purchase Microtek Medical Holdings Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga.-based manufacturer and marketer of infection control products for healthcare and acute care facilities. Microtek’s specialized product lines include ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • New Medicare Regulations Adopted to Reduce Certain HAIs and Medical Errors
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Under new Medicare regulations, hospitals will no longer receive higher payments for the additional costs associated with treating patients for certain hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and medical errors. The new rules will give hospitals a powerful ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Suggests Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions May Be Helpful in Severe Influenza
    An analysis of non-pharmaceutical interventions used in the U.S. during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, such as closing schools and banning public gatherings, found an association between these interventions and reduced death rates, suggesting that non-pharmaceutical ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals Gaps in Vaccine Financing For Underinsured Children
    A national survey of state immunization program managers reveals gaps in coverage for the current vaccine financing system, suggesting that many underinsured children may not receive recommended vaccinations, such as for pneumonia and meningitis, according to a report in ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Scientists Link E. coli Bacteria to Crohn’s Disease
    A team of Cornell University scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have discovered that a novel group of E. coli bacteria – containing genes similar to those described in ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • How Key Protein Stops Inflammation
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recently identified how a regulatory protein called Bcl-3 helps to control the body’s inflammation response to infection by interfering a critical biochemical process called ubiquitination. While previous ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cranberries May Offer Natural Protection as Antibiotic Resistance Becomes a Major Public Health Concern
    LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Recent headlines suggesting consumers and doctors are doing everything they can to combat antibiotic resistance -- the immunity that bacteria develop to common prescriptions -- a natural alternative and household beverage just might be the ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News