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  • Medline Launches Prevention Campaign and Grant Program to Support Solutions for Hospital-Acquired Conditions
    MUNDELEIN, Ill. — Medline Industries, Inc. announced today a new prevention campaign targeting six hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and the creation of a $1 million research grant program to support the adoption of evidence-based solutions in healthcare ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Mystery of Malaria’s Fatal Form Unraveled
    Platelets – those tiny, unassuming cells that cause blood to clot and scabs to form when you cut yourself – play an important early role in promoting cerebral malaria, an often lethal complication that occurs mostly in children. Affecting as many as half a ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Fatigueamongus
    Okay, how many of you were counting down to the Olympics in Beijing this year? And how many of you are counting down to the end of the Olympics?I fell into both camps this year. While I was skeptical and saying I wasn't going to watch, how could I not? The problem is, I ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Fighting Fungus at the Olympics
    I confess that I am addicted to the Olympics, and bear the dark undereye circles of someone who stays up way past her normal bedtime to cheer on Team USA. (While I remember watching the Olympics since I was a kid, my true Olympic fervor began in 1984 when I was attending ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Protected with a Lifetime Immunity to Virus
    New research has discovered that infection and natural exposure to the 1918 influenza virus made survivors immune to the disease for the remaining of their lives. Antibodies produced by cells isolated from these survivors served as an effective therapy to protect mice from ...More
    August 18, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis B Genotypes Could Determine Liver Cancer Risk
    ScienceDaily is reporting that a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that not all strains of hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver cancer. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE.Source: ScienceDaily  ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • C. difficile Strain Plaguing Canadian Hospital
    Canadian news outlet The Province is reporting that an aggressive strain of Clostridium difficile is flourishing again in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH), a strain similar to one that has killed 1,400 people in Quebec since 2003. According to the Vancouver Island ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • Drug Designed to Fight MS Could Target Viral Infections
    Reuters is reporting today that a new drug, FTY720, also called fingolimod, that Novartis AG is testing in individuals with multiple sclerosis could also tackle some viral infections, including perhaps including meningitis and perhaps even the AIDS virus. For the complete ...More
    August 14, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves Viread® for Chronic Hepatitis B in Adults
    FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis ...More
    August 13, 2008 Posted in News
  • Meritech’s Touchless Hand Hygiene Systems Receive NSF International Approval
    GOLDEN, Colo. -- Meritech, Inc., a division of Resurgent Health and Medical and a leader in automated handwashing and sanitizing technology, announces that the newest CleanTech ELF (Extremely Low Footprint) and CleanTech IC (Infection Control) have received NSF ...More
    August 13, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene