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2014-09-04 08:29:40

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced that they will host the 2015 Boot Camp: Infection Control Basic Training in Atlanta, Ga. from Jan. 12-14, 2015. The conference will feature educational courses covering all of the core infection prevention fundamentals for dental practitioners and offer a total of 24 continuing education (CE) hours[1]. Registration is now open at http://bit.ly/OSAPBootCamp. Only four...

2014-08-25 23:09:05

Magpi, formerly DataDyne, releases Magpi 2.0, enhancing the longest running data collection technology in global health and international development. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Magpi, a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications, today announced the release of Magpi 2.0, making it easier and more affordable to create form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages. Magpi (formerly DataDyne) was founded in...

2014-08-19 12:29:09

Dr. Joseph Boscarino's research into disease that claimed his brother a major breakthrough DANVILLE, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Geisinger researcher on a personal crusade against hepatitis C has been nominated for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award recognizing his unprecedented approach to addressing a major public health concern. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137456 Joseph Boscarino, Ph.D. MPH, senior scientist, Geisinger...

2014-08-18 23:04:24

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) reminds the public that the integrated mosquito management methods currently employed by organized mosquito and vector control districts and endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are comprehensive and specifically tailored to safely counter each stage of the mosquito life cycle. Mount Laurel, N.J. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA)...

2014-08-12 16:25:14

CLIA CEO Responds To Recent Report ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent release of a report on norovirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores what the cruise industry has known and communicated for a long time: The occurrence of norovirus on cruise ships is rare and it is dramatically lower than the number of incidents of this common illness on land. Norovirus is often referred to as a "stomach bug" and the symptoms...

2014-08-12 08:31:34

Life-Threatening Sleep Illness Afflicts at Least 25 Million Americans - and Counting DARIEN, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep - is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control...

2014-07-30 08:32:33

Company to Provide Development, Support and Maintenance of the National Healthcare Safety Network RESTON, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime task order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide development, support and maintenance of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The single-award time and materials task order has a one-year base period of...

antibiotic resistance
2014-07-24 05:43:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic resistance could bring about the “next pandemic,” turning run-of-the-mill disease-causing bacteria into nearly untreatable illnesses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a National Press Club event, CDC director Tom Frieden said that the common use of antibiotics and other anti-microbial agents over the past 70 years has caused some pathogens to mutate and become...

2014-07-21 16:25:53

ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in five adults in the U.S. have arthritis, and 60% are under age 65. The number of people with arthritis is continuing to increase making it more important than ever to communicate to them often overlooked pain management options. Everyone knows physical activity and weight management are good for overall health, but not many people know the positive impact they can have on...

2014-07-14 12:25:07

Summer weather typically causes spike in incidences of food poisoning WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are expected to fire up the grills this summer--a time when incidents of foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning, tend to surge. In preparation for barbeque season, the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'