• 2006 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule Released by the CDC
    The 2006 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule was released today, with the updated schedule including new recommendations that will help protect adolescents from meningitis and pertussis and all children from hepatitis A. The annual childhood and adolescent ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Angiotech Initiates Pivotal U.S. Study of Anti-Infective CVCs
    VANCOUVER -- Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the initiation of its United States pivotal study examining an antimicrobial central venous catheter (CVC). This U.S. multi-center study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of a CVC coated with the drug ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves First West Nile Virus Quality Controls
    BENICIA, Calif. -- AcroMetrix Corporation, a leading provider of quality controls for clinical diagnostic and blood testing laboratories, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VeriSure Pro West Nile Virus ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Avian Flu "Endemic" in Southeast Asia, and "Inevitable" in Europe
    LONDON, -- Avian flu is now so widespread in poultry flocks in many countries in Southeast Asia that it is endemic, and will be very difficult to eradicate over the next decade, according to a new report from Informa, “Avian Flu: The Role of Animal Health Companies in its ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • Testing Program Launched to Ensure Chicken Products Are Free of Avian Influenza
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. commercial chicken industry announced today a testing program to ensure that chicken flocks and the food products made from them are free of potentially hazardous forms of avian influenza. Participating companies will test every flock to ensure that ...More
    January 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • 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