• Worker at Medical Center Fired for Blowing Whistle About Biohazard Waste
    CHICO, Calif. -- A press conference is being held today, Thursday, January 5, to highlight continuing illegal actions of the Enloe Medical Center Administration. David Vega, a housekeeper for four years at Enloe, was illegally fired after providing management a videotape ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Viral Infection at Birth Linked to Cerebral Palsy
    Exposure to certain viral infections shortly before and after birth (the perinatal period) is associated with cerebral palsy, finds a study published online by the British Medical Journal today. These findings support the theory that infections during this period can ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant Bacteria Patterns in Intensive Care Units Changing Nationally
    A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium is becoming more prevalent in many intensive care units, according to an article in the Feb. 1, 2006 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Structure of Viral Harpoon Protein Reveals How Viruses Enter Cells
    A team of Northwestern University researchers has solved the structure of a molecule that controls the ability of viruses of the paramyxovirus family, including the viruses that cause measles, mumps, and many human respiratory diseases, to fuse with and infect human cells. ...More
    January 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Exercise Helps Speed Wound Healing in Older Adults
    The body’s ability to heal even small skin wounds normally slows down as we age. But a new study in older adults finds that regular exercise may speed up the wound-healing process by as much as 25 percent. “This is the first time we’ve been able to document this kind of ...More
    January 4, 2006 Posted in News
  • Study Sheds New Light on Causes of Common STD
    Oral sex may be a risk factor for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women, according to a new study in the Feb. 1, 2006 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. The study, by ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researchers Say New Biodefense Cocktail Activates Body’s Immune System Against Broad Range of Bacteria and Viruses
    Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, in collaboration with a national team, have developed a biodefense cocktail which activates the immune system against a broad range of viruses and bacteria. The new treatment boosts the body’s response against ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Breaking the Mold: Research Teams Sequence Three Fungus Genomes
    From garden compost to forest greenery, the mold Aspergillus fumigatus lurks across much of the world. And so does its impact. The most common mold causing infection, A. fumigatus triggers allergic reactions, asthma attacks--and even deadly infections among people with ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researchers Provide Direct Evidence on How HIV Invades Healthy Cells
    Using sophisticated detection methods, researchers at the Saint Louis University Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) have demonstrated the molecular mechanism by which the HIV virus infects, or integrates, healthy cells. The discovery could lead to new drug treatments ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News
  • WHO Survey Reveals Avian Influenza was the Top Health Issue of 2005
    More than 600 people from 20-plus countries participated in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s online survey, "How healthy is your world?" Participants were asked two questions: “What were the top health issues of 2005?” and “What global health issues were the most ...More
    January 3, 2006 Posted in News