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  • Touching 418 Million Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health
    NEW YORK -- Globally, approximately 418 million people are currently infected with hepatitis, and the unrecognized importance, danger, and costs of hepatitis in the 21st century cannot be understated or underestimated, according to Global Hepatitis Strategies, a new report ...More
    September 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Enterprise VoIP Info Get details about the complete IP integrtelephony ecology from Avaya. Telecom Broker Business and Wholesale Services Local Long Distance Internet Data BellSouth Master Agent Buy BellSouth-AT&T Bus. Services or become an Authorized Representative ...More
    September 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Channel Partners Expo Register now for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo Win $50! Loyal Reader Contest If you're a Phone+ reader, submit your entry today Free Phone+ eBook How outsourcing can solve the VoIP problem Residential Broadband Forecasts Whitepaper: ...More
    September 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Novel Virus Detection Identifies New Viruses in Study of Respiratory Infections and Asthma Attacks
    A new study has found an unexpected number of viruses and viral subtypes in patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs). The technique used in the study may help identify new viruses associated with human diseases. The study is published in the September 15 issue of ...More
    September 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Pressure Ulcer Survey
    BATESVILLE, Ind. -- Today, findings of the 10th annual International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey (IPUPS) were released by Hill-Rom, the health care unit of Hillenbrand Industries. These results document the potential for decreasing by half the incidence rate of ...More
    September 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • America's Handwashing Habits Need Improvement
    In light of yesterday’s blog, I wanted to draw your attention to the results of a new handwashing survey conducted by the Soap and Detergent Association. The SDA posed the following questions to four distinct groups – American parents, teachers, students and school ...More
    September 6, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • America’s Clean Hands Report Card Reveals that Students Barely Pass; Parents Average Just a “C” and School Nurses/Health Professionals are at the Head of the Class
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Students are receiving less-than-stellar grades on basic hand hygiene. Parents should hit the books too. School nurses and health professionals come out on top. And teachers aren’t far behind. These grades on hand hygiene come from the third Clean Hands ...More
    September 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Taking the Time for a Two-Step Hand Hygiene Habit
    I want to share with you a heartfelt communication I received from an ICT reader which I believe will remind you to think about your hand hygiene habits. Joseph M. O’Neill, CEO of Nosoco LLC, writes, “After 25 years in surgery, I would like you to know, I know how to wash ...More
    September 5, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Curbing C. difficile’s Toxin Production
    As if being admitted to the hospital weren’t bad enough, patients, once admitted, are at higher risk of becoming infected with a “superbug” bacterium, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). The toxins produced by C. difficile kill human intestinal cells by causing them to ...More
    September 5, 2007 Posted in News
  • Laser Blasts Viruses in Blood
    A father/son research team working from separate laboratory benches across the country has discovered a new use for lasers -- zapping viruses out of blood. The technique, which holds promise for disinfecting blood for transfusions, uses a low-power laser beam with a pulse ...More
    September 4, 2007 Posted in News