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  • Caesarean Delivery Reduces Mother-to-Child Transmission of AIDS
    Planned Caesarian section is a safe and effective method for preventing transmission of HIV from mother to child during birth for women who are not using antiretroviral medications, according to a new systematic review of studies. For HIV-positive women with no other ...More
    October 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Gargling May Prevent Colds; Expert Finds Results Hard to Swallow
    Daily gargling with water appears to ward off colds among healthy people, Japanese researchers report in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. But an American expert is throwing cold water on the study. “The most important finding in our study ...More
    October 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Early Awareness Might Prevent Avian Flu Pandemic
    Health officials have issued warnings for months about the danger the avian flu could pose to humans, but an expert from Purdue University says that while the threat is real, there is a great deal that can be done to stop a worst-case scenario. "Prevention is the key to ...More
    October 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Africa May Face Serious Avian Flu Risk
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After the confirmed outbreaks of avian influenza in Romania and Turkey the risk of bird flu spreading to the Middle East and African countries has markedly increased, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations warned today. "The ...More
    October 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • AlphaVax Announces $3.3 Million Grant Award to Develop a Smallpox Vaccine
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- AlphaVax, a vaccine company developing products for infectious diseases, biodefense and cancer, today announced a $3.3 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of ...More
    October 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Growing Antibacterial Resistance Set to put Antibiotic R&D Back in Vogue
    LONDON -- A new report suggests that growing antibacterial resistance is set to put antibiotic R&D back in vogue. A highly competitive, over-saturated market awash with generics. Often long and tortuous development times, with less than impressive return on investments. ...More
    October 19, 2005 Posted in News
  • Steroids and Chicken Pox Not a Good Mix
    Children who have been treated with steroids and are exposed to chicken pox tend to have a more severe case of the virus, according to pediatric oncologists at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. New research published in the ...More
    October 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Study Says Television Remote Control is Leading Carrier of Bacteria in Patient's Hospital Room
    PHOENIX -- A new study by University of Arizona microbiology professor Charles Gerba ranks the TV remote control as the highest carrier of bacteria in a patient's hospital room compared to the toilet bowl handle, bathroom door and call buttons, among others. Even more ...More
    October 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • APIC Elects New Leadership
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has elected seven new officers to its board of directors, including a president-elect and secretary. Denise M. Murphy, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, has been elected to the position of ...More
    October 18, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Study Says Drug Combo Against AIDS-Related Infections Also Prevents Malaria
    A drug combination used to prevent pneumonia and opportunistic bacterial infection in persons with HIV/AIDS has unexpectedly been found to be highly effective at preventing malaria, according to a study published in the Nov. 15, 2005 issue of the Journal of Infectious ...More
    October 18, 2005 Posted in News