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  • Poll Reveals Americans Wary About Healthcare Reform
    Americans are unsure that a healthcare reform bill introduced this week is the solution to problems with the U.S. healthcare system, according to a poll created and commissioned by a public policy expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.“By ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Web Exclusive - Getting to Zero: Implications for Infection Prevention
    Just how many infections are preventable? That’s the question with which every hospital grapples these days. While facilities are preventing more infections than ever before, the news still reports illnesses and deaths attributable to breaches in infection prevention ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Researchers Discover Genetic Trigger for Disease-Fighting Antibodies
    A research team led by the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology has identified the specific gene which triggers the body to produce disease-fighting antibodies -- a seminal finding that clarifies the exact molecular steps taken by the body to mount an antibody ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Doctors Who Can’t Say No
    I’m so glad that the author of an article on the trend of physicians caving in to the demands of their patients alluded to the dangerous act of writing out prescriptions for antibiotics like they were candy. The article, which focuses on physicians empowering Michael ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • 6 in 10 Americans Believe Serious Outbreak of H1N1 Likely in Fall/Winter
    As part of a series about Americans' response to the H1N1 flu outbreak, the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health is releasing a national poll that focuses on Americans' views and concerns about the potential for a more severe outbreak of ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Discovery of New Transmission Patterns May Help Prevent Rotavirus Epidemics
    New vaccines have the potential to prevent or temper epidemics of the childhood diarrhea-causing disease rotavirus, protect the unvaccinated and raise the age at which the infection first appears in children, federal researchers reported in a study today.The findings were ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Final WHO Hand Hygiene Guideline Available
    The final, revised and updated version of the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care is now available. To access this document, CLICK HERE. To access the Guide to Implementation of the WHO Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy, ...More
    July 15, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Researchers Crack Parasite Genome
    Two UCSF research papers this week are marking major breakthroughs in the effort to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes long-term debilitating illness and occasional paralysis or death.One ...More
    July 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Focusing HIV Treatment Helps Control Concurrent HBV Infection
    Prolonged use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to treat people infected with both HIV and hepatitis B (HBV) helps to better control the hepatitis B infection and could delay or prevent liver complications, according to a new study by researchers at Wake ...More
    July 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Fighting Drug-Resistant Flu Viruses
    Amid reports that swine flu viruses are developing the ability to shrug off existing antiviral drugs, scientists in Japan are reporting a first-of-its kind discovery that could foster a new genre of antivirals that sidestep resistance problems, according to an article ...More
    July 15, 2009 Posted in News