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  • Germs Invade the Doctor’s Office When Kids Go Back to School
    Kids aren’t the only thing returning to school this fall. With each new school year, a new group of germs and bacteria are brought into the classroom and, eventually, the doctor’s office.  Healthcare professionals are more at risk of getting ill when the ...More
  • HIV Expert Says One Step Down, Two More to Go in Quest to Cure AIDS
    A Johns Hopkins expert in HIV and how the AIDS virus hides in the body says antiretroviral drugs have stopped HIV from replicating, the first of three key steps needed to rid people of the virus.In an address to be delivered Aug. 6 at the XVII International Conference on ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Step Forward in Search for Solution to Infection Puzzle
    Scientists at the University of York have helped to reveal more about the way bacteria can attach to human tissues. The study could help in the development of new treatments for serious heart conditions such as infective endocarditis. The researchers studied the way a ...More
    August 6, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Why Treatment Isn't Effective for HIV
    University of Minnesota researchers have answered a key question as to why antiretroviral therapy isn't effective in restoring immunity in HIV-infected patients. Once a person is infected with the virus, fibrosis, or scarring, occurs in the lymph nodes – the home of T ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Decision Model Seeks to Avert Flu Vaccine Mismatch of 2007-2008 Season
    HANOVER, Md. — To avoid producing vaccines that treat the wrong strains during flu season, the FDA should consider deferring some of its selections as well as other changes to the vaccine composition, according to a study by two decision analysts published in a ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hold the Fries
    I was just browsing the health news moments ago and came across a story about how kids' fast-food meals are high in calories. Gee, that is complete news to me! NOT! For years, America has been known as an overweight country. If you traced back the origin of when we ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- To fill gaps in assessing clinician performance that can promote higher quality healthcare, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 67 clinician-level consensus standards relating to cancer care, infectious diseases, perioperative care, and care ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Dirty Currency also Drug-Laced is reporting on a study showing paper money contains significant traces of cocaine, and that U.S. currency is the most contaminated by the illicit white powder. (The research is published in the latest issue of the journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry.) ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Sanofi Pasteur Shipping First Doses of Influenza Vaccine for the 2008-2009 Season
    SWIFTWATER, Pa. and LYON, France – Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, began shipping influenza vaccine (Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine) in the United States for the 2008-2009 season. The first 1.3 million doses of influenza vaccine ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News
  • Sesame Seed Extract and Konjac Gum May Help Ward off Salmonella and E. coli
    A new study in SCI's Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows that konjac gum and sesame seed extract may offer protection against different strains of E. coli and Salmonella bacteria.The study by Dr. Petra Becker and colleagues from Wageningen University and ...More
    August 5, 2008 Posted in News