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  • Study Identifies Source of Fever
    With the finding that fever is produced by the action of a hormone on a specific site in the brain, scientists have answered a key question as to how this adaptive function helps to protect the body during bacterial infection and other types of illness. Reported by ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns of Potential Botulism Risk from Canned French Cut Green Beans
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans in 14.5 ounce cans manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wis. because the product may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • GlaxoSmithKline Receives New HHS Order for H5N1 Bulk Antigen; First Clinical Trials of Candidate Pre-pandemic Flu Vaccine to Start
    PHILADELPHIA -- GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers, announces that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has placed another order to purchase bulk H5N1 antigen for the US national stockpile of pre-pandemic vaccines. The company ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Manufacturer of Disinfecting Hand and Surface Products Introduces Major Initiative to Reduce HAIs
    PDI®, a leader in wet wipe infection prevention, education and patient care, announces the formation of a new program aimed at assisting hospitals to comply with hand and surface sanitization in an effort to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). The ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Footwear Doesn't Meet IC Standards at a Pittsburgh Hospital
    A Pittsburgh hospital has banned a popular brand of footwear due to concerns that the clogs, which have holes in them for ventilation, would not protect healthcare workers if a syringe or other sharp object fell onto their feet. Check out this story by CLICKING HERE. Do you ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Instant Steam Tackles MRSA
    A method for making instant steam, without the need for electricity, promises to be useful for tackling antibiotic resistant superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile, as well as removing chewing gum from pavements and ...More
    August 3, 2007 Posted in News
  • Is West Nile Virus a Threat in Your Area This Year?
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cases of West Nile virus have more than doubled over the same time last year, potentially signaling an epidemic in certain areas, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To date, 185 cases have been registered ...More
    August 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Zinc is No Silver Bullet for the Common Cold
    Dr. Jack M. Gwaltney, Jr., you’re breaking my heart. You just crushed all notions that my favorite zinc lozenges help stave off a cold. Maybe it’s all in my head, but I always placed a great deal of faith in zinc when I felt those first, faint symptoms of sickness. You know ...More
    August 2, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Zinc Lozenges an Ineffective Treatment for Colds
    Despite 20 years of research, the benefits of zinc lozenges as a therapy for the common cold have not been proven. A new study, published in the Sept. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available online, reviews the 14 placebo-controlled studies from the ...More
    August 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Worldwide Distribution of Cervical Cancer Virus is Consistent with Vaccine Targets
    The variety of human papilloma viruses that cause invasive cervical cancer cases worldwide are largely consistent across continents, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This finding means that prophylactic vaccines currently ...More
    August 2, 2007 Posted in News