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  • The Media Discovers C. diff
    Brace yourselves... the media has discovered C. diff. Now all we have to do is sit back and see just what they do with it, and how closely to the MRSA frenzy their interest will capitulate. In the online MSNBC article, health writer JoNel Aleccia reports, “Cases of ...More
    April 29, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • CDC Says One-Fourth of Toddlers Behind on Vaccinations
    Your toddler might be improperly vaccinated, even if she’s had every immunization the government recommends, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).More than one in four children are out of compliance with U.S. vaccination ...More
    April 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Review of Clinical Trials Suggests Doctors Should Consider Alternatives to Antibiotics for Sinusitis
    When suffering through a sinus infection, many people ask for an antibiotic to speed their recovery. However, a recent review of clinical trials found that while antibiotics can provide minor improvements in uncomplicated sinusitis cases, most patients recover without the ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Humans May Lose Battle with Bacteria, Medicinal Chemist's Research Shows
    Human beings are swarming with bacteria; even the average healthy adult plays host to about 100 trillion microscopic organisms. Infection takes place when the bacteria get out of hand. Now, a University of Kansas researcher has penned a history of the struggle between man ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • NIAID Describes Research Priorities to Fight Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    Tuberculosis (TB) has long been one of the world's great killers. Now, forms of drug-resistant TB -- multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) -- are occurring at an ominous and accelerating rate. To help in the fight against drug-resistant TB, the National ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Clears Glove Made from New Type of Latex
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing the first device made from a new form of natural rubber latex, guayule latex. The product, the Yulex Patient Examination Glove, is derived from the guayule bush, a desert plant native to the Southwestern ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • A Hit-and-Miss Flu Vaccine
    April 18, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • APIC Issues Statement on Congressional Hearing Examining HAIs
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Kathy Warye, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), issued the following statement regarding an April 16 hearing on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee ...More
    April 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Leading HIV Researchers to Collaborate on Vaccine Development
    DURHAM, NC, and NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Two global research organizations dedicated to designing a vaccine against HIV – the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) – have signed an agreement to work ...More
    April 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Catheters Give Life but Sometimes Take It
    Central venous catheters (CVCs) are becoming increasingly popular in outpatient and inpatient settings to provide long-term venous access. Their benefit is undeniable, but there are consequences and they can be startling. CVCs disrupt skin integrity and therefore leave the ...More
    April 16, 2008 Posted in Articles