• Infection Puts Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants at Risk For Developmental Delays
    Extremely low birth weight infants -- the tiniest category of premature infants -- are much more likely to experience developmental impairments if they acquire an infection during the newborn period, according to a study by the Neonatal Research Network of the National ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Health Protection Agency Welcomes New White Paper on Public Health
    Professor Pat Troop, chief executive of the Health Protection Agency, welcomed the publication of the government's Public Health White Paper. “The White Paper puts public health firmly on the map,” said Troop. “It highlights the major public health challenges facing the ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Introduces Central Supply Chain Registry
    DUBLIN, Ohio  – Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry, announced the introduction of SupplyCentral™, a healthcare product synchronization database. The SupplyCentral database is a central registry of medical ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • CMS to Allow Alcohol Handrub Dispensers in Hospital Corridors
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hospitals striving to increase handwashing compliance among their healthcare workers will soon receive good news from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A CMS regulation prohibiting the placement of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • APIC Elects New Leadership
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the election of its 2005 board of directors. Serving APIC in this capacity are: ·       Incoming APIC President: Sue Sebazco, RN, BS, ...More
    November 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Infection Differs for Men and Women
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The age-specific prevalence of sexually transmitted human papillomavirus infection in women differs substantially from that in men who have sex with men, according to a new study published in the Dec. 15, 2004 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, ...More
    November 16, 2004 Posted in News
  • Brain’s Immune System Triggered in Autism
    A Johns Hopkins study has found new evidence that the brains of some people with autism show clear signs of inflammation, suggesting that the disease may be associated with activation of the brain’s immune system. “These findings reinforce the theory that immune response in ...More
    November 16, 2004 Posted in News
  • Community Living Causes Bacteria to Diversify
    Diversification is a strategy that strengthens groups of all kinds -- from forests challenged with environmental stress to stock market portfolios in uncertain times. Findings from University of Iowa researchers show that even bacteria have learned this important lesson. ...More
    November 16, 2004 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Lyme Disease Receptor Identified in Tick Guts
    Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified a Lyme disease receptor called TROSPA that is used by disease agents to invade ticks. Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, is caused by spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which ...More
    November 16, 2004 Posted in News
  • Avian Cholera Could Spread From Great Salt Lake
    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center are concerned that avian cholera, which recently killed about 30,000 eared grebes -- small, diving water birds --at Great Salt Lake, Utah, could spread as birds migrate south for the winter, ...More
    November 16, 2004 Posted in News