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  • Plan Now to Celebrate National Clean Hands Week in September
    National Clean Hands Week is Sept. 16-22, 2007. To access a National Clean Hands Week poster from the Soap and Detergent Association, CLICK HERE. ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Ecolab to Acquire Microtek Medical Holdings
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Ecolab Inc. announces it has agreed to purchase Microtek Medical Holdings Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga.-based manufacturer and marketer of infection control products for healthcare and acute care facilities. Microtek’s specialized product lines include ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • New Medicare Regulations Adopted to Reduce Certain HAIs and Medical Errors
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Under new Medicare regulations, hospitals will no longer receive higher payments for the additional costs associated with treating patients for certain hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and medical errors. The new rules will give hospitals a powerful ...More
    August 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Suggests Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions May Be Helpful in Severe Influenza
    An analysis of non-pharmaceutical interventions used in the U.S. during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, such as closing schools and banning public gatherings, found an association between these interventions and reduced death rates, suggesting that non-pharmaceutical ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals Gaps in Vaccine Financing For Underinsured Children
    A national survey of state immunization program managers reveals gaps in coverage for the current vaccine financing system, suggesting that many underinsured children may not receive recommended vaccinations, such as for pneumonia and meningitis, according to a report in ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Scientists Link E. coli Bacteria to Crohn’s Disease
    A team of Cornell University scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have discovered that a novel group of E. coli bacteria – containing genes similar to those described in ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • How Key Protein Stops Inflammation
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine recently identified how a regulatory protein called Bcl-3 helps to control the body’s inflammation response to infection by interfering a critical biochemical process called ubiquitination. While previous ...More
    August 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cranberries May Offer Natural Protection as Antibiotic Resistance Becomes a Major Public Health Concern
    LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. -- Recent headlines suggesting consumers and doctors are doing everything they can to combat antibiotic resistance -- the immunity that bacteria develop to common prescriptions -- a natural alternative and household beverage just might be the ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Source of Fever
    With the finding that fever is produced by the action of a hormone on a specific site in the brain, scientists have answered a key question as to how this adaptive function helps to protect the body during bacterial infection and other types of illness. Reported by ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns of Potential Botulism Risk from Canned French Cut Green Beans
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans in 14.5 ounce cans manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wis. because the product may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the ...More
    August 6, 2007 Posted in News