• MMR Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk of Crohn's Disease
    The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of Crohn's disease (chronic inflammation of the intestine), finds a study in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ). It has been hypothesized that the MMR vaccine increases the risk of Crohn's ...More
    May 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • United Kingdom is in the Grip of a Nationwide Mumps Epidemic
    The United Kingdom is in the grip of a nationwide mumps epidemic, with almost 5,000 notifications in the first month of 2005 alone, show two papers in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ). The outbreaks are occurring predominantly in 19- to 23-year-olds, but cases are ...More
    May 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • Many HIV Patients are Not Diagnosed Early Enough
    Many patients in the United Kingdom and Ireland are not having their HIV infection diagnosed until they are at a late stage of disease, finds a study published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) today. These findings reflect national trends reported by the Health ...More
    May 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • OSAP's 2005 Surface Disinfectant Chart Now Available
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) announces the release of its 2005 Surface Disinfectant Reference Chart. The chart, containing detailed information about specific products and their respective chemical compositions, including viral ...More
    May 13, 2005 Posted in News
  • Special Cleanliness Report: When Good Vacations Go Bad
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While on vacation, most people have either gotten sick, stained a piece of clothing or stayed in a place that was "disgustingly filthy." According to the Soap and Detergent Association's (SDA) Summer Vacation National Cleaning Survey: ...More
    May 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Needlestick Schoolyard Assaults, Discarded Needle Punctures and Sightings Increase Across United States
    BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Problems with potential disease-carrying needles and lancets are coming to light across the country. Needlestick attacks and sightings are not uncommon, but an increased number of reports were made soon after the April 27 Philadelphia incident, where an ...More
    May 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Active Vaccine Prevents Mice from Developing Prion Disease
    NYU School of Medicine scientists have created the first active vaccine that can significantly delay and possibly prevent the onset of a brain disease in mice that is similar to mad cow disease. The new findings, published online this week in the journal Neuroscience, could ...More
    May 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Report Outlines Planning Guidelines for Care During Mass Casualty Events
    Guidelines for officials on how to plan for delivering health and medical care in a mass casualty event are outlined in a new report from an expert panel convened by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness. The ...More
    May 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • Physicians Support Imprisoned Texas Doctor
    A group of physicians and scientists expressed their support for Dr. Thomas C. Butler, jailed in 2003 on charges related to the disappearance of 30 vials of plague bacteria, in the June 1, 2005 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Butler's appeal will be heard on June 8. ...More
    May 12, 2005 Posted in News
  • B. Braun to Offer FDA-Approved Ceftriaxone in the Duplex Drug-Delivery System
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- B. Braun Medical Inc. today announced that it received FDA approval for CefTRIaxONE in the DUPLEX® Drug Delivery System.  The availability of CefTRIaxONE, a standard intravenous antibiotic preparation, helps clinicians comply with Joint Commission on ...More
    May 10, 2005 Posted in News