The human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and a known cause of cancer, can be prevented through vaccination.
As hospitals look for ways to stem the opioid crisis, a survey of health-system pharmacy directors released today found that most large health systems have active stewardship programs to prevent the misuse of opioids -- with pharmacists playing a key role in detecting drug diversion and identifyi
Search engines and social media organizations must do more to prevent the spread of inaccurate information on childhood vaccination, and governments must better support mandatory immunization programs, says an international group of leading public health scientists in a statement published in the
Statewide Action in California Associated With Decrease in Kindergartners Entering School Without Up-to-Date Vaccines
Legislative and administrative actions by the state of California were associated with a decrease in the rate of kindergartners entering school without up-to-date vaccinations. This observational study by S.
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association, announces the recipient of the 2019 AHE Innovation Award.
Researchers have now developed a new vaccine, a native outer membrane vesicle (NOMV) vaccine, for meningitis and bloodstream infections caused by "meningococcal group B" bacteria. This will allow younger people to be vaccinated and will address several limitations of the current vaccinations.
U.S. hospitals wait more than a year on average to begin prescribing newly developed antibiotics, a delay that might threaten the supply or discourage future development of needed drugs.
A recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that more than 2 in 5 American adults (45 percent) say something has caused them to doubt vaccine safety.
Standard hygiene precautions are an effective way of controlling healthcare-associated infections. Nevertheless, compliance with hand hygiene (HH) guidelines among healthcare workers (HCWs) is often poor, and evidence regarding appropriate use of gloves and gowns is limited and not encouraging.