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  • H1N1 Reveals Gaps in Nation's Emergency Health Preparedness Efforts
    The seventh annual “Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism report,” released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), found that the H1N1 flu outbreak has ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • H1N1 - Just a Shot in the Dark
    Well, I did it! I have joined the rank and file who have received their H1N1 vaccination. I know there have been many worries about how safe they were, if enough tests had been done on them, etc. I am living proof to tell you, yes they are.My GP received his doses sometime ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Pandemic Toolkit Offers Flu with a View
    As communities brace for rising wintertime influenza cases, scientists are developing a mathematical and visual analytic toolkit to help health officials quickly analyze pandemics and craft better response strategies.Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Facility Ventilation Standard Incorporated Into FGI Guidelines
    As a move toward a single consensus-based standard of care, a ventilation standard from ASHRAE and ASHE has been incorporated into the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, copyrighted by the Facility Guidelines Institute and published by the ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • 36 Million People With TB Cured
    Some 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 15 years through a rigorous approach to treatment endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). New data released by the WHO also indicate that up to 8 million TB deaths have been averted, ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Research Reveals Progress Toward AIDS Vaccine
    Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University are one step closer to developing a vaccine against the AIDS disease. Led by Matthias J. Schnell, PhD, director of the Jefferson Vaccine Center, the researchers found that a rabies virus–based vaccine administered to ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • National Vaccine Plan Should Prioritize Efforts to Tackle Unmet Health Needs
    While vaccines help prevent many diseases in the United States, we lack immunization protection against several serious illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine that identifies priority areas for updating the National Vaccine Plan. The revised plan should ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • UAB's Whitley Installed as President of Infectious Diseases Society
    Richard Whitley, MD, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a renowned researcher on antiviral therapies designed to fight infections in children and adults, has been installed as president of the Infectious ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Negative Pressure Wound Devices Draw FDA Notice, Advice
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified health professionals, and advised patients, about rare but serious complications -- including deaths -- from the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).Negative pressure wound therapy devices can help in the healing ...More
    December 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Biological Route for Swine Flu to Human Infections
    Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a new biological pathway by which the H1N1 flu virus can make the jump from swine to humans. Early tests indicate this pathway may have played an important role in transmitting the virus into humans. A new biological pathway by which ...More
    December 10, 2009 Posted in News