• Legislators Urged to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women of Color
    As rates of HIV infection in the United States continue to climb among women of color, advocacy groups for women and people with HIV/AIDS held a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday to educate legislators on the scope of infection among women of color and urge them to address ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • How a Virus Hijacks Cell Signals to Cause Infection
    A common virus that causes meningitis and heart inflammation takes a “back door” approach to evade natural barriers, then exploits biological signals to infect human cells. Broadening knowledge of how viruses cause infection, a new study describes elaborate methods that the ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • Twenty-Five Percent of Healthcare Workers Plan to Change Jobs in 2006
    CHICAGO – One in four healthcare workers are “not feeling so good" about their jobs and plan to make an appointment with a new position in 2006, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey. Increased workloads and the desire for better compensation and career advancement ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop New Vaccine Candidate Against Hepatitis C
    Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have developed a vaccine candidate for hepatitis C, leading to hope in the fight against a disease for which no vaccines are yet available. VIDO is the first in Canada to show ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • Infection-Fighting Protein Could be Key to Autoimmune Disease
    Scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered that a protein called cryopyrin responds to invading bacteria by triggering the activation of a powerful inflammatory molecule called IL-1beta, which signals the immune system to attack pathogens and ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Survey Raises Red Flag About Healthcare Consumers and Physicians’ Attitudes Toward the Flu
    PHOENIX -- Americans underestimate flu's severity and neglect dehydration treatment threatening to leave them at increased risk during this flu season, according to the new national Zicam Flu Survey of physicians and consumers across the country – a finding that is ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • Desktop Flu Tracker Helps Americans Prepare for Seasonal Flu Spread
    NUTLEY, N.J. -- With seasonal flu already packing a punch throughout the United States, Roche announced the launch of its upgraded version of the Desktop Flu Tracker, a tool that allows users to conveniently and accurately track the appearance and spread of flu in any ...More
    January 12, 2006 Posted in News
  • National Business Group on Health Commends Congress for Passage of Law to Aid Avian Flu Preparedness
    WASHINGTON -- The National Business Group on Health says it commends Congress for its recent passage of provisions in the defense spending bill that provides $3.8 billion in federal funding to help health officials, first responders, scientists and others prepare for a ...More
    January 11, 2006 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Increasing Nursing Staff Improves Care
    A study in the January/February 2006 issue of the journal Health Affairs concludes that increasing the number of registered nurses and hours of nursing care per patient would save 6,700 lives and 4 million days of patient care in hospitals each year. The research by UCLA’s ...More
    January 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • BD Announces Agreement to Acquire GeneOhm Sciences, Inc.
    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire GeneOhm Sciences, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, that has pioneered the development of molecular diagnostic testing for the ...More
    January 10, 2006 Posted in News