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  • Dog Owners Share Germs With Pets by Not Washing Hands
    Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways.Research done by a veterinarian at Kansas State University found that these dog owners are no more likely to ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Twist on Old Medical Technology May Prevent Infections, Amputations
    Old medical technologies, bone cement and a well known antibiotic, may effectively fight an emerging infection in soldiers with compound bone fractures, according to a study published online today in the Journal of Orthopedic Research. An urgent search for solutions is ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Substance Use Common Among Patients With TB
    About one in five U.S. tuberculosis patients reports abusing alcohol or using illicit drugs, and those who do appear more contagious and difficult to treat, according to a report in the January 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.The annual rate of new tuberculosis ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Insights Into a Poultry Disease and Human Health Risks
    Biodesign Institute at ArizonaStateUniversity associate research scientist Melha Mellata, a member of professor Roy Curtiss' team, is leading a USDA funded project to develop a vaccine against a leading poultry disease called avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC). APEC is part of ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • New NA Inhibitor Offers Long-Lasting Protection Against Influenza Virus
    A recent study suggests that a derivative of a new potent neuraminidase (NA) inhibitor offers long-lasting protection against various strains of influenza viruses A and B, including the avian influenza subtype N1 and current drug-resistant strains. The researchers from ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Human Metapneumovirus Infection Predisposes Mice to Severe Pneumococcal Pneumonia
    A new study suggests that prior infection with human metapneumovirus or influenza A virus predisposes mice to a severe secondary bacterial infection with pneumococcal pneumonia. The researchers from the Universitaire de Quebec and Laval University in  Quebec, Canada ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Previously Unidentified Bacteria May Cause Preterm Birth
    A new study suggests that that previously unidentified bacteria may play a key role in intra-amniotic inflammation and ultimately preterm births. The researchers report their findings in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.Intra-amniotic infection ...More
    January 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Study Finds Non-Food Factors as Important as Food in Bacterial Intestinal Infections
    A new study finds swimming, having a private well or septic system, and other factors not involving food consumption were major risk factors for bacterial intestinal infections not occurring in outbreaks.Outbreaks linked to food, such as the current Salmonella outbreak ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • AORN Recommended Practice for Surgical Hand Hygiene is Open for Public Review
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Recommended Practice for Surgical Hand Hygiene is open for public review and comment until Feb. 9, 2009. For more information, CLICK HERE. ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Moog Acquires Ethox International
    Moog Inc. announced today that it has acquired the stock of Ethox International for $15.2 million in cash. Ethox is a Buffalo, N.Y. based medical products manufacturer and service provider. The company produces proprietary medical devices and is engaged in contract ...More
    January 26, 2009 Posted in News