Clinical Interventions

Vaccination: A Key Weapon in the Occupational Health Arsenal

October 31, 2018

One of the key interventions in occupational health is vaccination, particularly to protect against influenza. Flu among healthcare personnel (HCP) can lead to lost workdays and can spread to other workers and to patients who are at significant risk of serious flu complications.

Sniffer Dogs Could Detect Malaria in People

October 30, 2018

Dogs could be trained to sniff out malaria in people according to new research aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly disease. Researchers found that dogs could scent malaria in samples of socks worn by infected children.

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Influenza

October 25, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces it has approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza (flu) in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.

Why Parents Really Choose to Refuse the HPV Vaccine

October 24, 2018

A new study of survey data finds that only a minority of parents choose not to immunize their children against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) due to concerns that vaccination would encourage or support youth sexual activity, a reason frequently cited by doctors as a barrier t

Protecting Against Vaccine Administration Injury

October 24, 2018

A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo reiterates the need for healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).