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  • Mutated Polio Vaccine Causes Outbreak
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- A mutated strain of polio traced to a vaccine has infected at least three people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, causing the first cases of the disease in the Western Hemisphere since 1991, a regional health organization said. ...More
    December 5, 2000 Posted in News
  • Unicef, Baby Formula Makers Fight While Infants Die
    Women in Africa, who have recently given birth, are being sent home from the hospital with a warning that breastfeeding could kill their children. Unfortunately, many of these women have no alternative. They are forced to choose between watching their child starve to death, ...More
    December 5, 2000 Posted in News
  • African Leaders Gathering on AIDS
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Dec. 2 -African leaders, international donors and the U.N. secretary-general will discuss a common front to curb the epidemic during a five-day conference that opens Sunday in the Ethiopian capital. THE U.N. Economic Commission for Africa has invited ...More
    December 4, 2000 Posted in News
  • Leukemia Pill Raved as `Holy Grail'
    HOUSTON-A leukemia drug that patients say has fewer side effects than aspirin has shown surprising success in early trials, researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center say. The drug, STI571, a new treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia, was a ...More
    December 4, 2000 Posted in News
  • Study Mulls Hepatitis Vaccine Rate
    CHICAGO-- A study of three large Vietnamese-American communities found extremely low rates of vaccination among youngsters for hepatitis B, a sometimes fatal liver disease that is prevalent among Vietnamese adults. Poor access to health care as well as treatment by doctors ...More
    December 4, 2000 Posted in News
  • West Nile Researchers Continue Battle
    ALBANY, N.Y.-Cold weather has grounded mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. No new human cases are being reported. The deadly virus appears to be resting for the winter. Not so for West Nile researchers. ``We don't get a rest here,'' said entomologist Theodore Andreadis ...More
    December 4, 2000 Posted in News
  • Service Employees Fight to Ban Unsafe Medical Needles
    Lakewood, NJ-- Medi-Hut Co., Inc., one of the few medical supply companies to manufacture a one-handed, passive anti-stick safety syringe, commends the members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest health care workers union, for their push to ...More
    December 4, 2000 Posted in News
  • EU Takes Major Steps Vs. 'Mad Cow'
    BRUSSELS, Belgium--European Union farm ministers on Monday approved a six-month ban on animal products in fodder, part of an extraordinary plan to stem growing panic over mad cow disease. The ban is expected to cost $1.3 billion, but the ministers hope it will return ...More
    December 4, 2000 Posted in News
  • ELIMINATING FLUID INVASION.....IN FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPES
    ELIMINATING FLUID INVASION.. ...IN FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPES There is an increased demand on CPD to process more with limited budget relief. By Les Faucher and Lynne A. Thomas, BSN, RN, CGRN When dealing with endoscopes, facilities want to reduce overall operating costs while ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • As Mad Cow Disease Spreads in Europe, Consumers Panic
    PARIS, Nov. 30 - It is not only the French who are in a frenzy about mad cow disease. A panic that began here several weeks ago has now spread throughout Europe. In Germany, a hot line set up to answer questions from the public about the disease collapsed because of too ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in News