• 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
  • Surveillance Data Suggest That Preschoolers Drive Flu Epidemics
    Current immunization policies recommend universal flu vaccination for children aged 6-23 months, but shots are advised for older children only if they have high-risk medical conditions. New data compiled by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Arizant Healthcare’s “Prevent Hypothermia” Campaign Targets Reduction in SSIs
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Among the 27 million people undergoing surgery annually in the United States, 14 million suffer from unintended hypothermia and nearly 750,000 will acquire a surgical site infection (SSI). Remarkably, an estimated 40 to 60 percent of these infections ...More
    September 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Body Fat Changes Are Not Common in Patients Taking HIV Drugs
    Contrary to the concerns of many HIV-infected patients, there appears to be no specific antiretroviral drug-related "syndrome" of changes in body fat distribution in men wherein leg and arm fat decrease as belly fat increases, reports a study in the October issue of Journal ...More
    September 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • ChangeMenopause.com Launches Community Site
    NEW YORK--ChangeMenopause.com is a new online platform designed to build a community resource for menopausal women. Designed by Women's Marketing Group, ChangeMenopause.com includes a blog site to allow women to express their frustrations, share experiences and gain support ...More
    September 28, 2005 Posted in News
  • Scientists Show that Tickborne Flaviviruses Use a Novel Mechanism to Evade Host Defenses
    Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have made the surprising discovery that flaviviruses, which cause such serious diseases as West Nile fever, yellow fever and forms of encephalitis, ...More
    September 28, 2005 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions