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  • New Compound May Be Effective Against Chagas Disease
    A new compound may offer an effective drug candidate against the deadly tropical infection, Chagas' disease say researchers from Brazil. They report their findings in the August 2010 issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Chagas' disease is an infection ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Mobile Phone is a Hygiene Risk, Study Says
    Technology, from smart and mobile phones to laptops, could be spreading illnesses and potentially killer diseases because of poor hand hygiene, according to research released by the Co-operative Pharmacy, a pharmacy retail chain in the United Kingdom. The Co-operative ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Purell Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Leads in Performance, Sustainability
    Purell® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer exemplifies GOJO Industries' leadership in developing an effective alcohol hand sanitizer that contributes to customers' sustainability initiatives. Development was driven by performance and sustainability objectives realized ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Hampshire Releases Its First HAI Report
    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has released the 2009 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Report based on data from the 31 hospitals in the state. The report, mandated by law, looks at central ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Old Drug Holds Promise Against Opportunistic Lung Pathogen
    A drug to treat inflammation plays a surprising role reducing the level of infection caused by an opportunistic bug that is deadly for AIDS and cancer patients and others with weakened immune systems. The drug, sulfasalazine, spurs the body to get rid of the fungal evaders ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Stomach Bacteria Need Vitamin B6 to Establish Infection
    Scientists have determined that Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes peptic ulcers and some forms of stomach cancer, requires the vitamin B6 to establish and maintain chronic infection, according to research published this week in the online journal mBio™. This ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News
  • Nation Needs Measured, Cooperative Response to Salmonella Crisis, Experts Say
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to collaborate with federal and state partners to investigate a nationwide increase of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. ...More
    August 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Bed Bugs Headed for the Workplace Now
    Movie theaters and stores have joined hotels and private residences in experiencing persistent bed bug infestations. The next stop? The workplace. Pest control experts at Orkin identified that bed bugs are making the move among commercial properties. New analysis of its ...More
    August 19, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Teen Vaccination Rates Increasing Across the U.S.
    Continued increases -- as much as 15 percent -- were made in nationwide coverage for vaccines specifically recommended for pre-teens, according to 2009 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...More
    August 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • Monitoring Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems
    Ultrasonic cleaning systems are widely used in healthcare applications during the sterilization of surgical instruments, and in many manufacturing and process industries. They work by passing a high frequency sound wave through a liquid detergent to create thousands of ...More
    August 19, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization