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2014-01-22 11:28:49

Recommendations to help prevent health-care-associated infections transmitted through clothing New guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) provides recommendations to prevent transmission of healthcare-associated infections through healthcare personnel (HCP) attire in non-operating room settings. The guidance was published online in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the SHEA, along with a review of patient and...

Flu Medicine Helps Spread Virus
2014-01-22 10:13:47

[ Watch the Video: Can OTC Meds Contribute To The Spread Of Flu? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re one of the unlucky individuals to experience flu season first-hand, you may want to skip the flu medications altogether, as a new research review published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that these drugs can aid the spread of the influenza virus. Over-the-counter flu medicines typically include ibuprofen, acetaminophen and...

2014-01-16 10:04:50

1 in 40 people now affected; highest rates in Wales and North East of England UK rates of gout have soared since the late1990s, with one in every 40 people now affected by the condition - the highest in Europe - but treatment remains as poor now as it was then, reveals research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But there is wide variation in both the prevalence (existing cases) and incidence (new cases) of gout across the UK, with the highest numbers of cases in...

Multiple New Cases Of H7N9 Have Been Confirmed In The Last Week
2014-01-14 07:51:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, redOrbit reported that several new cases of human infection with H7N9 had been confirmed since the New Year began. In the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has received reports from two Chinese health agencies confirming 13 new cases of H7N9 bird flu. JANUARY 10 The WHO released the first report on January 10, 2014, stating that China’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP), based in Hong Kong SAR,...

2014-01-13 23:03:43

Metrex has announced the release of Infection Prevention's Circle of Care: The 7 Critical Touch Points of the healthcare facility. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Metrex™, a leader in Infection Prevention, has announced the release of Infection Prevention’s Circle of Care: The 7 Critical Touch Points of the healthcare facility. The 7 Critical Touch Points are the most critical areas in the healthcare environment in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). HAIs can...

2014-01-13 08:28:07

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KBIO) today announced the presentation of epidemiological research sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, KaloBios' exclusive licensee for KB001-A, estimating the incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (Pa-VAP) in at-risk patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. The presentation also describes the risk factors among patients with VAP and Pa-VAP. The new...

2014-01-10 08:24:25

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new contract of nearly $7 million will take advantage of Kaiser Permanente's pioneering expertise in health care research to build a data network aimed at improving patient outcomes in colorectal cancer, heart disease and obesity. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The Kaiser Permanente-led clinical data research network is one of 29 individual network projects that were approved for a total of $93.5...

Canada Confirms First H5N1 Bird Flu Case, Death In North America
2014-01-10 06:17:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A strain of avian influenza that has sickened nearly 650 people in China and neighboring regions has now been confirmed in North America. The H5N1 bird flu strain, which has also killed 385 people worldwide, was discovered on January 1, 2014 in a Canadian tourist who had recently returned from China. The patient, who died on January 3 due to complications of the illness, had been in China from Dec 6 through 27 and was symptomatic...

2014-01-09 23:20:32

PDI, leader in providing Infection Prevention solutions, publishes a whitepaper to educate infection preventionists, quality directors and other healthcare personnel on the importance of mobile equipment disinfection in healthcare facilities. Orangeburg, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 PDI, leader in providing Infection Prevention solutions, today published a whitepaper to educate infection preventionists, quality directors and other healthcare personnel on the importance of mobile equipment...

2014-01-09 16:23:13

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis of lung-cancer data suggests. The rate of new lung cancer cases decreased among men and women in the United States from 2005 to 2009, according to a report in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study also found that lung cancer incidence rates went down 2.6 percent per...


Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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