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  • US Cancer Research to Lead Singapore Genomics Program
    WASHINGTON, DC-An American doctor has been asked to become the executive director of the Genomics Program for the Republic of Singapore. Currently Edison T. Liu, MD, is the director of the Division of Clinical Sciences of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. ...More
    March 21, 2001 Posted in News
  • Medical Support Systems Creates New Division
    ATLANTA, Ga-Medical Support Systems, Inc., has established a new division of the corporation called Air Purification and Infection Control. The company will work under contract with Custom Air Controls, IQ Air, Engineering Technologies, and a new division of Honeywell ...More
    March 21, 2001 Posted in News
  • Abbott Laboratory Signs Agreement with Enfer Scientific for Mad Cow Disease Tests
    ABBOTT PARK, Ill-Abbott Laboratories announced that it has agreed to work with Enfer Scientific Ltd. for the marketing and distribution of two diagnostic tests used to detect bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle. The tests, developed by Enfer Scientific, are ...More
    March 20, 2001 Posted in News
  • Experimental HIV Vaccine for Infants
    Fewer American babies are becoming infected with HIV from maternal-fetal transmission; yet, children in developing countries are still at high risk of becoming infected from their mothers. Sufficient prenatal care and the necessity of breastfeeding as the primary source of ...More
    March 20, 2001 Posted in News
  • Additional Risk Factors Determined For HHV-8
    WESTPORT, Conn-The human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) is sexually transmitted; however, research shows there may be additional risk factors associated with the disease. A study conducted in Seattle-King County, Wash, examined a group of young men infected with HHV-8. This form of ...More
    March 20, 2001 Posted in News
  • Getinge/Castle Acquires ALM
    ROCHESTER, New York-Getinge Industrier, AB, parent company of Getinge/Castle, has acquired ALM, a supplier of surgical lighting. ALM designs and manufactures equipment for operation rooms, intensive care units, emergency rooms, and recovery rooms, including surgical lights, ...More
    March 20, 2001 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Pathogen in Saliva of Coinfected
    WESTPORT CT-Patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) often have significant amounts of HCV in their saliva. This discovery is important because up to 40% of hepatitis C patients do not know the origin of their infection. D. Rey, MD, from Hopitaux Universitaires ...More
    March 14, 2001 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Leaders Gather at Cogent Forum
    LAGUNA HILLS, Calif-Healthcare and managed care leaders recently gathered in California for the first Cogent Healthcare Forum, "The Future of Inpatient Care." Topics discussed included integration of hospital services with disease management, home care, end-of-life ...More
    March 14, 2001 Posted in News
  • Signing To Children May Help Linguistic Skills
    WASHINGTON, DC-Daycare centers around the country are beginning to teach children a new skill-sign language. Although researchers and linguists nationally disagree on the results and importance of such lessons, parents are voicing their utter delight with the new method of ...More
    March 14, 2001 Posted in News
  • Medicare Extends Colorectal Screening Reimbursement
    :Medicare Extends Colorectal Screening Reimbursement @boyd:WASHINGTON, DC-March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and healthcare workers nationally are leading education campaigns to teach people about the disease. Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cancer in the US. ...More
    March 13, 2001 Posted in News