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Unsafe Water Found in Faucets Across the U.S. »
Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests. Almost 8 perc...
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HeartStart MRx Defibrillator by Philips Electronics: Class I Recall »
Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas Discharge Tube (GDT). The GDT ha...
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The Importance of Contact Precautions for Endemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus »
Contact precautions (CPs), the use of gloves and gowns, have been widely used for many years to prevent pathogen transmiss...
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Measles cases in Europe tripled last year »
A total of 14,451 measles cases were reported to the European Surveillance System from 30 countries across the European Un...
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Mumps Cases Reported at Penn State »
Penn State University Health Services has confirmed four cases of mumps among students at University Park. More >...
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New state oral health plan provides roadmap for all Californians »
A 10-year plan for addressing the major oral health issues in California was released in late January by the California De...
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Why are people outside high-risk groups dying from the flu? »
As such, reports of otherwise healthy or young people dying from the infection are flying around. The stories have been sh...
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Oral Cancer Awareness »
According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, approximately 3 people will die every day from oral cancer in Canada. If oral can...
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Hepatitis C drugs not being accessed by thousands of Australians with the disease »
Hundreds of thousands of Australians with hepatitis C are failing to access new curative drugs, despite the Government sub...
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How did San Diego get its hepatitis outbreak under control? »
Though the public health crisis had been identified more than six months earlier, it was the first time that medical and e...
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Spot Shortages Of Antiviral Drugs Seen As Flu Season Drags On »
The peak of the flu season could still be several weeks away, federal health officials cautioned Friday."Flu is incredibly...
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Infectious diseases are poised for a deadly comeback »
Many of the medical breakthroughs of the last century could be lost through the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Doctor...
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Superbugs breeding in hospital plumbing put patients at risk »
Hospital executives not accustomed to thinking a lot about plumbing should take note that drug-resistant organisms frequen...
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Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common »
The prevalence of both genital and oral herpes simplex virus infections has declined steadily since 2000. Still, roughly h...
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HCV in Older Adults: Effects of Prolonged Infection, Aging-Related Mechanisms, and Treatment »
Although the rate of new HCV infections has decreased in recent decades because of improved blood screening measures and o...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC endorses new shingles vaccine for people over 50 »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed a new recombinant zoster vaccine for shingles prevention in th...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the air in your dental facility making you sick? »
How's the air in your dental office or laboratory? Could it be harmful to the health of everyone who works there? Research...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection Prevention in Dental Settings »
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands...
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This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it's not technically a pandemic) »
This flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency r...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bacterial Infection From Flu Can Affect the Healthy, Too »
Bacterial pneumonia is the most important and serious complications of the flu. Doctors say it can affect, even cause...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special UV light safely kills airborne flu virus, finds study »
Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, acc...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Managing Airborne Bugs »
With so much attention paid to cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items like linens, infection control-minded faciliti...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Veterans health administration outlines recommendations to combat 'crisis' of MDROs »
The Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, is leading efforts to p...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers create device to analyze how breathing transmits flu virus »
Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a one-of-a-kind device that collects virus samples from your breath...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expert: Antibiotic use may be tied to rise in 'lifestyle' diseases »
Martin Blaser, MD, doesn't dispute the fact that antibiotics have saved innumerable lives and revolutionized medicine. But...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amalgam Recycling Rule Webinar: Does This Affect My Practice? »
A federal rule regarding the need for an amalgam separator in most dental offices became effective in 2017. More >>
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDI Promotes Oral Health Priorities at World Health Organization »
The 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board was convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 22-27 J...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smart Thermometer Improves Flu Forecasting »
A new approach tested by researchers at the University of Iowa shows that de-identified data from a "smart thermometer" co...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral Smallpox Treatment Gains FDA NDA Acceptance and Priority Review »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted SIGA Technologies, Inc's New Drug Application (NDA) for its oral fo...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UAB School of Dentistry on Front Lines of Combating Opioid Epidemic »
While America fights a crippling opioid crisis, Alabama is challenged on an unparalleled scale. Ranked No. 1 in the nation...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Viruses are Falling From the Sky »
An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere -- and falling from it -- according to new...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Immunization Schedule Issued for U.S. Children »
The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for the United States has been issued for 2018 and publishe...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
During Mumps Outbreak, Third Dose of the Vaccine Can Help »
During a mumps outbreak, doctors can provide an optional third dose of mumps vaccine, according to the 2018 recommended im...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chlorhexidine-induced Anaphylaxis Occurring in the Workplace in a Health-care Worker: Case Report »
Chlorhexidine has been widely used in the occupational field as an effective antiseptic and disinfectant, especially in th...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drugs, Alcohol and Suicides Contribute to Alarming Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy »
Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row, thanks to a combination of drug and alcohol use and s...

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