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  • Researcher Finds Link Between Chlamydia and Cervical Cancer
    The human papillomavirus (HPV), an infectious disease of the skin and inner membranes, is considered one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world and a necessary agent of cervical cancer. Research now shows that Chlamydia increases this risk. ...More
    March 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Develop Inhaled TB Vaccine
    A new tuberculosis vaccine successfully tested at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is easier to administer and store and just as effective as one commonly used worldwide. Scientists at the UNC School of Pharmacy led by Tony Hickey, PhD, vetted a dry powder ...More
    March 17, 2008 Posted in News
  • Have a Headache? Just Turn on the Tap!
    I’m convinced that at any given moment, I am ingesting substances that would gross me out if I knew about them. For example, the parts per million of insect bits that are allowed to be present in canned goods. Or the spittle from servers’ mouths who talk over the bowl of ...More
    March 13, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Is Hong Kong's Flu Outbreak Masquerading as SARS?
    The BBC News is reporting today that following the deaths of three children and as many as 30 children sick from a flu-like illness, all kindergartens and junior schools in Hong Kong have closed early for spring break. This action has been described by authorities as a ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Vytex Natural Rubber Latex Evaluation Trials Begin
    ATLANTA -- Vystar Corporation announces that leading manufacturers from the medical, industrial, consumer and foam industries have signed agreements to begin evaluation trials on Vytex™ Natural Rubber Latex (NRL). Vytex NRL has been chemically modified to reduce the ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Eli Lilly Grants $4.4 Million to the WHO for MDR-TB Program Expansion
    INDIANAPOLIS and LONDON -- Today Eli Lilly and Company announced its four-year grant of $4.3 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) for scaling up its global capacity to manage multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) programs. The grant covers four activities, ...More
    March 12, 2008 Posted in News
  • Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths Objects to JAMA Article on Universal Screening for MRSA
    NEW YORK – The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) says that a new study(1) on universal screening appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is flawed. The article suggests that screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • MRSA Screening at Hospital Does Not Appear to Reduce Infection Rate
    New findings do not support the recommendation for universal screening on hospital admission for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to reduce the rate of hospital-acquired infections in surgical patients, according to a study in the March 12 issue of JAMA. ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News
  • Survey Says 26 Percent of Moms are Concerned About Their Child's Exposure to Germs During Sports
    NORCROSS, Ga. -- A recent survey of mothers of school-age athletes in the U.S. showed that only 26 percent were concerned about their child being exposed to germs during sports. Yet community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), a type of staph ...More
    March 11, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Is Flu Activity Easing Up?
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week that influenza activity appears to continue to decrease in the United States. Less than 30 percent of specimens tested by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Respiratory and Enteric ...More
    March 10, 2008 Posted in News