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  • Are We Too Clean or Not Clean Enough?
    Are We Too Clean or Not Clean Enough?Antimicrobials Scrutinized for Their Role in Handwashing Compliance, Antibiotic ResistanceBy Kelly M. PyrekAs fastidious healthcare professionals continue to lather up after patient contact, they may be asking themselves, how clean is ...More
    September 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Gloves: How Do the Pieces of the Puzzle Fit Together?
    Gloves: How Do the Pieces of the Puzzle Fit Together? By Peter B. Graves, RN, BSN, CNOR How do healthcare workers (HCWs) choose a glove barrier material today? More specifically, how do HCWs select gloves that can be used for so many different tasks? There are often ...More
    September 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • AIDS Cocktail Resistance Grows in San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO-Researchers from the University of California recently published an article in the journal Nature Medicine estimating that 42% of HIV infections in the Bay area will be resistant to current AIDS drugs by 2005. This percentage has steadily increased since 1996. ...More
    August 31, 2001 Posted in News
  • Alfalfa Sprouts Harbor E. coli
    LOS ANGELES-The California Department of Health Services has found that there were more food poisoning cases in the state from 1996-1998 from alfalfa sprouts than any other food. Their report was recently published in The Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers found that ...More
    August 31, 2001 Posted in News
  • Doctors Petition Feds Label Meat as Biohazard
    WASHINGTON, DC-The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has petitioned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare feces an adulterant in poultry and meat products, leaving them unfit for sale. The petition also calls for meat to be label as a ...More
    August 31, 2001 Posted in News
  • Company Recalls 500,000 Pounds of Beef
    WASHINGTON, DC-The nation's largest beef processor has recalled an estimated 500,000 pounds of ground beef suspected to be contaminated with a potentially fatal strain of E. coli. The news comes just days before the Labor Day holiday, when many Americans traditionally ...More
    August 31, 2001 Posted in News
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    August 28, 2001 Posted in News
  • Association of Medical Device Preprocessors Applauds FDA Extension
    WASHINGTON, DC-The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will extend the application deadlines for premarket approval applications for certain reprocessed "single use" devices. The federal agency will also delay enforcement of the regulations affecting ...More
    August 24, 2001 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover How Mast Cells Fight, Destroy Germs
    ROSEVILLE, Minn-What is being called a breaththrough discovery has been made at the Parker Hughes Cancer Center. Scientists have discovered a new element of the body's immune system that fights infection. Reported in the journal Immunity, the researchers discuss the ...More
    August 24, 2001 Posted in News
  • Given Imaging Files For Public Offering
    YOQNEAM, Isreal-Given Imaging Ltd., which made headlines recently with their new virtual colonoscopy equipment, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares. The company wants to be listed on the Nasdaq ...More
    August 23, 2001 Posted in News