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  • Help Organization-Donate Needles
    LOS ANGELES, Calif-Officials from the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) need your help. They are trying to arrange needle donations for a needle exchange program. Outreach workers distribute clean needles in an attempt to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS within the ...More
    November 12, 2001 Posted in News
  • Sweat is Good for You!
    NEW YORK-New research shows sweat may help the body fight bacteria. Researchers from Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany have isolated a protein in sweat they think specifically fights several bacterial skin diseases. Their report, published in the journal ...More
    November 12, 2001 Posted in News
  • Vietnam Faces Reality of AIDS
    HANOI, Vietnam-Health officials in Vietnam have seen a surge of HIV-positive patients during the last year and intravenous drug use may be to blame. The island nation reports 41,030 people have tested positive for HIV, with 6,138 people in the end stages of AIDS. More than ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Kimberly-Clark Safeskin Introduces New Hand Health Glove
    ATLANTA, Ga-Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Health Care business today announced the introduction of HealthTouch, a new Safeskin exam glove that features a coating with Vitamin E and Aloe. The new glove is a premium, powder-free latex exam glove designed to improve the feel of ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Taiwanese Officials Find Success in Hep B Vaccination
    TAIPEI, Taiwan-Health officials in Taiwan are patting themselves on the back after research revealed universal vaccinations against hepatitis B has significantly decreased rates of the infectious disease. Presented in an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, officials ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • FDA Notifies Health Officials of Radiation Dangers
    ROCKVILLE, Md-Officials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have released a health notification concerning reducing radiation risks form computed tomography (CT) scans for young patients and small adults. Keeping radiation levels as low as possible during these ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Found Faster with New Test
    LIVERMORE, Calif-Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif, have announced they have developed a new diagnostic tool that detects the bacterium Salmonella enteritidis faster than current methods. The discovery may help health officials ...More
    November 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Spanish Government Links Dialysis Deaths, American Medical Product
    MADRID-Officials from the Spanish Health Ministry have announced their preliminary findings link the recent deaths of 11 kidney patients and a specific dialysis instrument manufactured in the US. Officials from Baxter International, Inc, based in Deerfield, Il, said new ...More
    November 5, 2001 Posted in News
  • Researchers Immunize Mice Against West Nile
    NEW HAVEN, Conn-Researchers at Yale University have successfully immunized mice against West Nile virus. The virus has emerged in North America and Europe in the past few years; however, it has been a serious health concern in the Mideast since the 1950s. Originally ...More
    November 5, 2001 Posted in News
  • Botulism Toxin May Help Cerebral Palsy Patients
    A treatment that has been used for years to smooth wrinkles may also help children suffering from cerebral palsy. A toxin taken from botulism has shown to be effective in relaxing the muscles of children with cerebral palsy. A study of more than 150 children examined the ...More
    November 5, 2001 Posted in News