• FDA Notifies Processors of Recall of Fancy Whole Basil Due to Possible Health Risk
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising processors and repackers that Majestic International Spice Corporation is voluntarily recalling its dried “Extra Fancy Basil” spice in 12.5 kilogram bags because the FDA found the product contaminated with Salmonella ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Announces Nationwide Recall of Medline Brand of Alcohol-Free Mouthwash Due to Possible Health Risk
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public of a nationwide voluntary recall of alcohol-free mouthwash and hygiene kits containing mouthwash distributed by Medline Industries, Inc. because of the potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Some Children Facing Bone Marrow Transplant Risk Serious Infection Due to Dental Problems
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Many children who undergo bone marrow transplantation (BMT) as part of cancer treatment already have dental abnormalities that leave them vulnerable to potentially life-threatening bacterial infections, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Unusual Antibiotics Show Promise Against Deadly Superbugs
    An unusual type of antibiotic being developed by chemists at Notre Dame University shows promise in defeating deadly superbugs -- highly drug-resistant staph bacteria that are an increasing source of hospital-based infections. The novel antibiotics, which could some day ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Anchor That Allows Bacterial Invasion
    A single molecular anchor that allows bacteria to invade the nervous system may hold the key to treating many types of bacterial meningitis, a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine study has found. By blocking the molecule’s anchoring ability, ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • ‘Mad Cow’ Proteins Successfully Detected in Blood
    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have found a way to detect in blood the malformed proteins that cause “mad cow disease,” the first time such prions have been detected biochemically in blood. The discovery, reported in an article ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Product Designed to Kill MRSA Registered by the EPA
    BEVERLY, Mass. -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently registered a new product for preventing and eliminating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).  The EPA has registered Selectrocide chlorine dioxide for use as a disinfectant on hard, ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • Low HDL Level Indicates Poor Prognosis for Sepsis
    DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Critically ill patients with low blood levels of high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or good cholesterol, on the first day of severe sepsis have a higher mortality rate according to an article in the August issue of Critical Care Medicine."Our ...More
    August 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • AIDS Group Criticizes California Senate Leadership for Stopping Condoms-in-Prisons Bill
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- AB 1677 (Paul Koretz, D-West Hollywood), a bill that would have allowed the state of California to grant nonprofit healthcare agencies permission to make sexual barrier protection devices (such as condoms and dental dams) available in California ...More
    August 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • WHO Declares TB an Emergency in Africa
    MAPUTO, Mozambique -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa comprising health ministers from 46 member states has declared tuberculosis an emergency in the African region – a response to an epidemic that has more than quadrupled the annual number ...More
    August 26, 2005 Posted in News