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2014-05-16 23:07:33

A new protocol from PathoGenetix, Inc. enables identification and strain typing of bacteria directly from clinical stool samples in five hours, without the need for a cultured isolate. The protocol has important applications in both public health and microbiome research, and is currently being evaluated by public health laboratories to assess utility. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc. has developed and validated a protocol for the identification and subtyping of bacteria...

2014-05-16 16:22:19

Pool Chemical Safety Video Offers Practical Tips to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents: "We agree with the CDC that pool chemicals are necessary to help prevent germs from spreading among swimmers. Swimming pool disinfectants, for example, help destroy...

2014-05-15 12:36:22

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a retrospective pooled analysis of eight phase III trials (two 18-week and six 24-week) of linagliptin 5 mg once-daily, showed reductions from baseline A1c at 18 (eight trials) and 24 (six trials) weeks compared to placebo in African-American adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. Additionally, similar proportions of patients in...

2014-05-15 12:26:11

Children often the ones hurt by pool chemicals ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries from pool chemicals led to nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of these preventable injuries were in children and teenagers and more than a third occurred at a home. Pool chemical injuries were most common during the summer swim season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and almost...

2014-05-12 08:33:16

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise DARIEN, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nationwide "Sleep Well, Be Well" campaign is being launched today as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The campaign will promote widespread awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and...

2014-05-12 08:32:05

Olympic Medalist swimmer and mother, Dara Torres, and the National Association of School Nurses launch multi-city health initiative as part of Voices of Meningitis(TM) SILVER SPRING, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious disease that can potentially take a life in 24 hours,(1) a national survey revealed that more than two in three mothers have little to no knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...

2014-05-02 16:24:15

Regional and National Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Best Practices for Increasing Patient Safety CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The upcoming Georgia Association for Healthcare Quality (GAHQ) Patient Safety Summit aims to continually improve the quality of healthcare in Georgia by providing and supporting a strong education and networking process for members. The GAHQ is the state affiliate of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). Experts will come...

Preventable Deaths Are Leading Cause Of Premature Mortality, Especially In Southeastern US
2014-05-02 10:23:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some Americans are struck down by random accidents or hereditary conditions, many Americans are killed each year due to preventable diseases, such as lung cancer. According to the Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living in the southeastern US states comprised 28 to 33 percent of all possible preventable deaths – the largest percentage for any region. The...

2014-05-01 12:32:52

Premature deaths from each cause due to modifiable risks ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death - yet 20 percent to 40 percent of the deaths from each cause could be prevented, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional...

2014-04-30 12:30:32

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) honored Dr. Julie L Gerberding, president of Merck Vaccines, with the global advocacy organization's Women's Global Leadership Award. The award was presented today at the AJC Women's Leadership Spring Luncheon, held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82459 "Dr. Gerberding is a true champion of global health," said AJC President Stanley M. Bergman,...


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