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IPs spend more time in collecting and reporting hospital infection data than protecting patients

IPs spend more time in collecting and reporting hospital infection data than protecting patients

Collecting and reporting hospital infection data to federal health agencies takes more than 5 hours each day, at the expense of time needed to ensure that frontline healthcare personnel are adhering to basic infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene, according to a recent case study, to be presented on Saturday, June 27 at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. [More]
Innovations in AIDS efforts should be leveraged to meet future global health challenges, says UNAIDS-Lancet Commission

Innovations in AIDS efforts should be leveraged to meet future global health challenges, says UNAIDS-Lancet Commission

Countries most affected by HIV must focus on stopping new HIV infections and expanding access to antiretroviral treatment or risk the epidemic rebounding, urges a major new report from the UNAIDS and Lancet Commission. [More]
World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global C. difficile Summit to be held on September 26, 2015 in Illinois

World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global C. difficile Summit to be held on September 26, 2015 in Illinois

Methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA), the antibiotic resistant form of Staphylococcus aureus is rampant in U.S. healthcare facilities, in the community, in livestock and in the environment. [More]
Noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, increase stroke risk

Noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, increase stroke risk

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal. [More]
Survey finds first evidence of MRSA in sausages, minced pork from supermarkets in the UK

Survey finds first evidence of MRSA in sausages, minced pork from supermarkets in the UK

A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets in the UK. However, researchers stress that this does not pose a significant immediate risk to the public. [More]
GE Healthcare, TeleTracking Technologies sign collaboration agreement to optimize hospital operations

GE Healthcare, TeleTracking Technologies sign collaboration agreement to optimize hospital operations

With a shared vision of reducing waste, optimizing hospital operations, and improving care delivery, GE Healthcare and TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. announce a new collaboration agreement. [More]
Study shows development assistance for health increased substantially since 1990

Study shows development assistance for health increased substantially since 1990

Funding for health in developing countries has increased substantially since 1990, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and newborn and child health, and limited funding for noncommunicable diseases, according to a study in the June 16 issue of JAMA. [More]
Earthquake-ravaged Nepal faces 'very high' risk of hepatitis E outbreak

Earthquake-ravaged Nepal faces 'very high' risk of hepatitis E outbreak

During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a "very high" risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world. [More]
GOJO SMARTLINK OBV System launched for collecting hand hygiene and PPE compliance metrics

GOJO SMARTLINK OBV System launched for collecting hand hygiene and PPE compliance metrics

GOJO Industries, the inventors of PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, announced today that it has launched its GOJO SMARTLINK Observation (OBV) System, a mobile application that connects to GOJO SMARTLINK web-based software and allows for the electronic collection and collation of hand hygiene and PPE compliance metrics. [More]
Researchers uncover new mechanism that innate immune system uses to curb viral infections

Researchers uncover new mechanism that innate immune system uses to curb viral infections

An innovative mechanism that the innate immune system uses to control viral infections has been uncovered by researchers at the University Medical Centers in Mainz and Freiburg. Central to this is the discovery that two different but related elements of the immune system can act together in concert to fight, for example, rotavirus infections. [More]
Innovative programme reduces teachers’ violence in Ugandan primary schools

Innovative programme reduces teachers’ violence in Ugandan primary schools

An innovative programme of activities used in Ugandan primary schools has succeeded in reducing violence by teachers against children by 42%, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. The study is published on 16 June, the Day of the African Child. [More]
American Thoracic Society releases recommendations on achieving good quality sleep

American Thoracic Society releases recommendations on achieving good quality sleep

The American Thoracic Society has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep and getting an adequate quantity of sleep. [More]

Henry Schein named recipient of HKC's Corporate Leader Award

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it has been selected as the recipient of the Corporate Leader Award of the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds. [More]
Anti-gay countries in Europe paving the way for rise in HIV cases

Anti-gay countries in Europe paving the way for rise in HIV cases

Europe's most homophobic countries may be paving the way for a rise in HIV cases among gay and bisexual men, according to new research published in the journal AIDS. [More]
Flynas adds Virus Guard disinfectant wipes to its in-flight hygiene to tackle MERS, Birdflu

Flynas adds Virus Guard disinfectant wipes to its in-flight hygiene to tackle MERS, Birdflu

Flynas, an award winning leading low cost airline of Saudi Arabia has set new standards to in-flight safety, by adding Virus Guard disinfectant wet wipes and sprays to its in-flight hygiene, to protect passengers from viruses such as MERS, Birdflu. [More]
Children undergoing deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia experience better outcomes

Children undergoing deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia experience better outcomes

Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study presented today at the 12th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society. [More]
Infection control experts to convene at IPAC Canada conference

Infection control experts to convene at IPAC Canada conference

Infection control experts from across the country will meet in Victoria from June 14-17 at the Victoria Conference Centre for educational workshops and conference. [More]
People now have powerful new option for relieving dry mouth symptoms

People now have powerful new option for relieving dry mouth symptoms

People who suffer from dry mouth, or xerostomia, now have a powerful new option for relieving their symptoms. Building on the success of its antioxidant oral care product line, Dallas-based PerioSciences LLC is launching Dry Mouth AO ProGel and a new MILD formula of its Hydrating AO ProRinse. The new products, along with the established Hydrating AO ProRinse and AO ProToothpaste, provide a complete Hydrating Oral Care System. [More]
New study shows average New Yorker sits more than seven hours a day

New study shows average New Yorker sits more than seven hours a day

The Big Apple is one of the most walkable cities in the nation, providing many opportunities for physical activity, and New Yorkers are more likely to exercise regularly than the average U.S. adult. But they are also sitting far more than what is considered healthy. [More]
Toothbrushes can serve as vector for transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms

Toothbrushes can serve as vector for transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms

Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms. This research is presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. [More]
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