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  • CDC Awards $24 Million for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Projects
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $24 million to fund 55 projects in 29 state and local public health departments that could serve as innovative approaches for influenza pandemic preparedness.“What is learned from these projects can ...More
    September 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Announces Spin-Off of Clinical and Medical Products Businesses
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of healthcare products and services, today announced plans for a tax-free spin-off of its clinical and medical products businesses as a separate public company that will be led by current vice chairman and med-tech industry ...More
    September 29, 2008 Posted in News
  • Naturally Occurring "Protective RNA" Used to Develop New Antiviral Against Influenza
    Researchers from the University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom have developed a new antiviral using naturally occurring influenza virus "protecting virus" that may defend against any influenza A virus in any animal host. They report their findings in the September ...More
    September 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Way to Make Malaria Medicine Also First Step in Finding New Antibiotics
    University of Illinois microbiology professor William Metcalf and his collaborators have developed a way to mass-produce an antimalarial compound, potentially making the treatment of malaria less expensive. Metcalf set out to understand how this compound, one of a group ...More
    September 26, 2008 Posted in News
  • A Shameful Infection and Death in the ED
    It is incomprehensible how many individuals have been dying unnoticed in emergency departments (EDs) lately after waiting an extraordinarily long time to receive care. The Canadian Press is reporting today that a homeless man who waited for 34 hours in a Winnepeg hospital ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Majority of Children Vaccinated Against HBV Not at Increased Risk of MS
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B are not at an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study to be published in the October 8, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Childhood Immunization Rates Improved by Community Outreach
    Children whose parents receive educational outreach from community health groups might show improvements in getting necessary childhood immunizations, a new study finds.With childhood immunization rates in New York City’s low-income Latino community well below city ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Chronic Infection is the Main Cause of Tonsillectomy in Adults
    MedicalNewsToday.com is reporting on new data presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO that chronic infection is the underlying reason for tonsillectomy in adults. To read more about ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • ASHES Members Raise Funds for Local Charity
    CHICAGO -- Conference attendees from the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) donated $1,256.94 to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul – San Antonio Chapter (SVDP). As part of the ASHES 4th Annual Hearts and Hands Event, attendees were asked ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Environmental Services Group Honors Thomas Fitzgerald III
    The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) has presented its 2008 Phoenix Award to Thomas Fitzgerald III, assistant healthcare system director for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California. The society’s highest honor recognizes an ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News