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  • MRSA Kills 1 in 20 Hospital Patients Who Have the Infection
    One of every 20 (or 5 percent) of the roughly 368,600 patients treated in U.S. hospitals in 2005 for Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, died, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Most of the ...More
    October 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • 700-Plus Healthcare Facilities Respond to Cardinal Health’s Patient Safety Grant Challenge
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- More than 10 percent of the nation’s healthcare facilities are seeking grants from Cardinal Health through a $1 million fund set up by the company to help improve patient safety. Company officials said more than 700 hospitals, health systems and community ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Early Day Care Attendance May Protect Infants from Later Developing Asthma
    Day care attendance early in life seems to protect infants and young children from later developing asthma, from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). In this study, “Influence of early day care exposure on total IgE levels through age 3 years,” Janet ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Drugstore in the Dirt: French Clay Found to Fight Certain Bacteria
    French clay that kills several kinds of disease-causing bacteria is at the forefront of new research into age-old, nearly forgotten, but surprisingly potent cures. Among the malevolent bacteria that a French clay has been shown to fight is a "flesh-eating" bug (M. ulcerans) ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Baylor Health Care System Recognized for Best Practices in Influenza Immunization
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) has recognized Baylor Health Care System with a “Best Practices in Seasonal Influenza Immunization” award as part of a program designed to identify organizations that successfully increased vaccination rates of their employees. These ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • HIV Patients Sicker when Seeking Care than in the Past
    It was hoped that as HIV treatment improved and as HIV-related public health initiatives encouraged people to be tested for the disease and seek care, that HIV-infected patients would seek care quickly. Unfortunately, a new study indicates that patients are actually sicker ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Emergency Preparedness Starts at Home
    I have been watching with growing horror as my hometown, San Diego, is being consumed by wildfires. We think an awful lot about getting our workplaces prepared for a disaster (watch for our upcoming cover story on disaster preparedness Nov. 1), but how much time do we ever ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Inviro Medical Introduces New InviroSNAP!® Safety Syringe Flu Trays
    ATLANTA -- Infection control company Inviro Medical Devices announces a new product, InviroSNAP!® Safety Syringe Flu Trays, designed specifically for institutions and companies that administer flu shots in bulk. InviroSNAP! Safety Syringe Flu Trays contain 25 – 3ml 1” ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • NIAID Funds $51 Million Contract to Create Comprehensive Model of Immune Responses
    A team of scientists is expanding efforts to develop a detailed picture of immune system function with a new $51 million, five-year contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The research ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Demonstrate Novel Strategy to Inactivate Encephalitis Virus
    A collaborative team of scientists from the UniformedServicesUniversity of the Health Sciences (USU) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have developed a novel strategy to inactivate highly virulent Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) that can infect and kill ...More
    October 25, 2007 Posted in News