• Worm Hormone Discovery May Aid Fight Against Parasitic Disease
    New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that on a biochemical level, hormone-like molecules in tiny worms called nematodes work similarly to the way in which certain hormones work in humans – findings that one day may help eradicate worm infections that afflict ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • New York ICP Recognized as "Hero" by APIC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, an infection prevention and control professional at Rochester GeneralHospital in Rochester, N.Y., was named one of the 2006 “Heroes of Infection Prevention” by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to Address Global Health Diplomacy at APIC’s Annual Conference
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will address the topic of global health diplomacy in Tampa, Fla. this June at the 33rd annual Educational Conference and International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Approach to Defeating Gram-Negative Bugs
    Ronald Woodard's team set out looking for a way to kill a stubborn type of bacteria and they succeeded---but not in the way he expected. "We didn't get there the way we thought we'd get there, but in the end, we were right," said Woodard, chair of medicinal chemistry at the ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Without Proper Treatment, Skin Infections Can Sideline Your Sports Season
    When most people think about sports, they think about competition, teamwork, dedication and team spirit. Rarely do athletes consider that they could be exposed to infections ranging from athlete’s foot to serious skin conditions that could bench them, disrupt team dynamics ...More
    March 6, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Health Campaigns Should Address Public Norms
    Targeting people at highest risk for HIV and STD infection may not be the best approach, says TulaneUniversity public health expert Tom Farley. Farley and coauthor Deborah Cohen of the RAND Corporation published an article in this month's issue of the International Journal ...More
    March 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Top 10 Contact Dermatitis Allergens Identified in Mayo Clinic Study
    A new Mayo Clinic study reveals the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis, a skin inflammation resulting in swollen, reddened and itchy skin due to direct contact with an allergen. Topping the list were: *Nickel (nickel sulfate hexahydrate) -- metal frequently ...More
    March 6, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Probiotic Microbes Could Be a Key to Good Health
    By Mary Beth Reilly Medical researchers are finding that one of the keys to good health could be living in our guts – specifically, in the world of microbes that live in our digestive tracks. Researchers are discovering that this “good” bacteria helps not only to stimulate ...More
    March 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • FDA Initiative Helps Expedite Development of Seasonal and Pandemic Flu Vaccines
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued recommendations to aid manufacturers in developing seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines. FDA's goal is to expedite the development and availability of safe and effective vaccines needed to protect against influenza. ...More
    March 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Bard Signs Agreement to Acquire Venetec International, Inc.
    MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- C. R. Bard, Inc. announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Venetec International, Inc., for a purchase price of approximately $166 million in cash. Venetec, located in San Diego, markets the StatLock line of catheter securement systems. ...More
    March 2, 2006 Posted in News