• New Shower Filter Helps Protect Against Waterborne Pathogens
    PORTSMOUTH, UK --With each new Legionella outbreak that causes illness or death, hospitals around the world are seeking better methods in their drive to stop the problem of hospital-acquired infections. They are increasingly turning to point-of-use filtration to protect ...More
    July 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Cranberry Usage Common for Urinary Tract Infections
    New research suggests that while it’s fairly common for parents to give their children cranberry products to treat or prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), they usually do not discuss the treatment with their pediatrician. The study, by researchers at Brenner Children’s ...More
    July 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Three Deadly Parasite Genomes Sequenced
    An international group of researchers working in more than 20 laboratories around the globe have determined genetic blueprints for the parasites that cause three deadly insect-borne diseases: African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. The research, funded ...More
    July 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • HIV Therapy Greatly Extends Life of Key T Cells, Scientists Find
    Interleukin-2 (IL-2), an immune-boosting drug used experimentally in HIV therapy, greatly increases the lifespan of certain subsets of immune system T cells in some HIV-positive people who respond to this therapy, discovered researchers from the National Institutes of ...More
    July 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Mouse Studies of Oseltamivir Show Promise Against H5N1 Influenza Virus
    Experiments in mice show that an antiviral drug currently used against annual influenza strains also can suppress the deadly influenza virus that has spread from birds to humans, killing dozens of people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand since early 2004. This study, the ...More
    July 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Survey Reveals That Nearly Half of U.S. Nurses Plan to Change Jobs in the Next Two Years
    CHICAGO -- In the face of a growing nurse shortage, hospitals  and healthcare organizations may need to prescribe new treatments for  employee retention.  Forty-nine percent of nurses say they plan to leave  their current jobs in the next two years, ...More
    July 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Time Under General Anesthesia Associated with Postoperative Complications
    The amount of time a patient is under general anesthesia during major head and neck surgery, not their age, was associated with postoperative complications, according to an article in the July issue of Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. The elderly ...More
    July 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • Monkeypox Mystery: Why 2003 Outbreak in the U.S. Wasn't Deadly
    ST. LOUIS -- An outbreak of 72 cases of monkeypox in the United States during the summer of 2003 didn't produce a single fatality, even though the disease usually kills 10 percent of those infected. Why did none of the patients die?  New research from Saint Louis ...More
    July 15, 2005 Posted in News
  • Pittsburgh Posts Major Reduction in Healthcare-Associated Infections
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative (PRHI) reported a 63 percent region-wide decline in healthcare-associated blood stream infections. Since 2001, the number of infections reported by participating hospitals dropped from 123 infections per ...More
    July 14, 2005 Posted in News
  • Soldiers, Civilians Returning from Middle East: Be Aware of “Baghdad Boil”
    According to a retrospective study published in the June 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, “Baghdad boil,” or cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), among military personnel and civilians returning from assignments in the Middle East, where the ...More
    July 14, 2005 Posted in News