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  • April 7 is World Health Day
    World Health Day 2009 focuses on the safety of health facilities and the readiness of health workers who treat those affected by emergencies. Health centers and staff are critical lifelines for vulnerable people in disasters -- treating injuries, preventing illnesses and ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Health Ministers to Accelerate Efforts Against Drug-Resistant TB
    BEIJING -- Health ministers from countries with the greatest burdens of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have agreed to a series of actions to accelerate efforts to halt and reverse the global epidemic of the disease.Global leaders, including WHO director-general Dr. ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • NJ Physician’s License Suspended for Possible Link to Hepatitis B Outbreak
    FoxNews.com is reporting today that a New Jersey physician’s license has been suspended temporarily while health officials investigate the circumstances surrounding five patients testing positive for hepatitis B. To read the complete news item, CLICK ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Shows U.S. AIDS Relief Program Saved 1 Million Lives
    The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the ambitious U.S. government program begun in 2003, has cut the death toll from HIV/AIDS through 2007 by more than 10 percent in targeted countries in Africa, though it has had no appreciable effect on prevalence of the ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Seaweed Surface Chemicals Could be Source for Potential Antifungal Drugs
    A new analytical technique is helping scientists learn how organisms as simple as seaweed can mount complex chemical defenses to protect themselves from microbial threats such as fungus. Known as desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (DESI-MS), the technique ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Partner Behavior Better Predicts STD Risks
    Risky behaviors such as not using condoms or having sex with multiple people put young adults at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but perhaps not as much as the characteristics of their sexual partners, University of Florida researchers say.The ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Cheap Spring Cleaning to Get the Germs
    If you’ve been putting off spring cleaning because you don’t want to spend a fortune on supplies this year, a Saint Louis University germ expert says it’s time to stop procrastinating.You mostly need vinegar, bleach and soap – and not a bunch of ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Locking Parasites in Host Cell Could Be New Way to Fight Malaria
    Mammalian host cell devoid of calpain engorged with Toxoplasma parasites unable to exit.   Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Study Shows Germs Succumb to Broccoli Sprouts
    A small pilot study of 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. Citing their new "demonstration of ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Radianse Announces Real-Time Tracking of Emory ED Staff and Patients to Trace and Contain Infectious Disease Spread
    Radianse, Inc. announces that the Emergency Department (ED) of Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta is using the Radianse real-time location system (RTLS) with Smart Sense technology to know early and reliably where, when and with whom patients and staff have ...More
    April 6, 2009 Posted in News