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Simplified handwashing routine helps lower sickness-related absenteeism for students with MID

Simplified handwashing routine helps lower sickness-related absenteeism for students with MID

A simplified handwashing routine, with five steps instead of seven, helps to reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual disability (MID), according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. [More]
Brush DJ app encourages youngsters to adopt and maintain oral health care routine

Brush DJ app encourages youngsters to adopt and maintain oral health care routine

Research published in the British Dental Journal shows that Brush DJ, an app designed to encourage youngsters to adopt and maintain an effective oral health care routine using evidence-based techniques, is effective in its aims. [More]
New ESC Guidelines on infective endocarditis support role of imaging in diagnosis

New ESC Guidelines on infective endocarditis support role of imaging in diagnosis

ESC Guidelines published today on infective endocarditis boost the role of imaging in diagnosis of this deadly disease. [More]
Health providers still prescribing expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria to patients who do not have malaria

Health providers still prescribing expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria to patients who do not have malaria

Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. [More]
Automated speech analysis program correctly identifies young people at risk for psychosis

Automated speech analysis program correctly identifies young people at risk for psychosis

An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not. In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center found that the computerized analysis provided a more accurate classification than clinical ratings. [More]
CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD announces new funding agreement to increase HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa

CONRAD is pleased to announce a new funding agreement, in collaboration with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. Agency for International Development, in support of a human centered design (HCD) strategy to increase demand, use and adherence of HIV prevention products for high risk women in Africa. [More]
CCCS receives approval to offer new four-year bachelor of applied science degree in dental hygiene

CCCS receives approval to offer new four-year bachelor of applied science degree in dental hygiene

Today, Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System, announced that the Community College of Denver and Pueblo Community College has received approval from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to offer a four-year bachelor of applied science degree in dental hygiene. [More]
WHO and health cluster partners cope with health needs of internally displaced persons in South Sudan

WHO and health cluster partners cope with health needs of internally displaced persons in South Sudan

The World Health Organization and partners are racing to cope with the health needs of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern South Sudan where fighting continues and the humanitarian situation remains dire. [More]
Contact precaution use needs to be individualized to fit hospital's specific needs and resources

Contact precaution use needs to be individualized to fit hospital's specific needs and resources

Contact precautions are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all patients known to be infected with or carrying multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Yet, the use of contact precautions--which require a patient to be isolated in a single hospital room and health care providers to wear a gown and gloves when caring for patients--is widely debated in the medical community. [More]
Save a child with asthma with a disposable paper cup

Save a child with asthma with a disposable paper cup

A disposable cup – favoured by many of the high street’s well known coffee shops – is the inspiration behind a new and scientifically reviewed device for the safe and prompt treatment of school age children suffering acute asthma, which often presents as an emergency situation. [More]
Pittcon will be exhibiting at Recent Advances in Microbiology Research:  A BioConference Live 2015 Virtual Event

Pittcon will be exhibiting at Recent Advances in Microbiology Research: A BioConference Live 2015 Virtual Event

The field of microbiology, the study of minute organisms such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, and eukaryotes, is yielding startling new findings about their effects on people and the environment. Keeping current with these advances while keeping up with a demanding workflow can be challenging. [More]
FAU neuroscientist develops Quick Dementia Rating System comparable to gold standard clinical tests

FAU neuroscientist develops Quick Dementia Rating System comparable to gold standard clinical tests

Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to administer, interpret and score the test results. A leading neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University has developed a way for a layperson to do this in three to five minutes with results that are comparable to the "gold standard" dementia tests used by clinicians today. [More]
IADR/AADR reports include critical review of diet, dental caries and health policy interventions

IADR/AADR reports include critical review of diet, dental caries and health policy interventions

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published two reports including a critical review titled "Diet and Dental Caries - the Pivotal Role of Free Sugars Reemphasized." [More]
Passionate kissing not the norm in most cultures, research finds

Passionate kissing not the norm in most cultures, research finds

For generations, passionate kisses immortalized in movies, songs and the arts have served as a thermometer of romantic affection. [More]
Cancer survival in England remains lower compared to other countries with similar healthcare systems

Cancer survival in England remains lower compared to other countries with similar healthcare systems

Cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems, according to a new Cancer Research UK funded study published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday). [More]
NYUCD awarded $1.7M Health Resources and Service Administration training grant

NYUCD awarded $1.7M Health Resources and Service Administration training grant

New York University College of Dentistry has been awarded a five-year, $1.7M Health Resources and Service Administration training grant entitled, "Preparing the Future Dental Workforce for Underserved Young Child and Adolescent Populations ("Preparing the Future"). [More]
Tests show VSV-ZEBOV vaccine safe and effective against Ebola

Tests show VSV-ZEBOV vaccine safe and effective against Ebola

Tests of the experimental Ebola vaccine VSV-ZEBOV in over 7500 participants in Guinea suggest that the vaccine provides high protection against the disease as early as ten days after vaccination, in adults who have potentially been exposed to the virus by coming in close contact with a recently infected person. [More]
Study finds strong link between diabetes and TB in tropical Australia

Study finds strong link between diabetes and TB in tropical Australia

A 20-year study by James Cook University scientists has found a strong link between diabetes and tuberculosis in tropical Australia. [More]
Hand washing tips to protect against many infections

Hand washing tips to protect against many infections

As the beginning of the school year approaches, parents need to remind their children about the importance of hand washing. Every day people touch several surfaces including books, desks, door knobs, sink handles, and other people and many of them harbor germs like bacteria and viruses that can cause illnesses. [More]

Researchers question benefits of deworming intervention in school-age children

Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. [More]
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