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Substance Abuse Hinders TB Treatment

... Almost 1 in 5 users have more contagious disease that's harder to control, study says ... say they abuse alcohol or illicit drugs are more contagious and difficult to treat than other TB patients, a ... abuse were 1.8 times more likely to have a more contagious form of TB. Among women with TB, substance ...

Novartis Vaccines to Host Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

... can still be beneficial. Influenza is a contagious disease that can lead to serious complications, ... before they feel sick and usually continue to be contagious for about five days after, which means the virus ... . About Influenza Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, ...

Novartis Vaccines Partners With RediClinic for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

... later, can still be beneficial. Influenza is a contagious disease that can lead to serious complications, ... before they feel sick and usually continue to be contagious for about five days after, which means the virus ... . About Influenza Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, ...

Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) Partners with Novartis Vaccines for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

... later, can still be beneficial. Influenza is a contagious disease that can lead to serious complications, ... they feel sick and usually continue to be contagious for about five days after, which means the virus ... . About Influenza Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, ...

Novartis Vaccines Launches National Gift-Giving Program to Help Protect Loved Ones by Reserving an Influenza Vaccination

... is the best defense against contracting this contagious virus. Influenza vaccination is recommended ... symptoms. About Influenza Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, ... one day before they feel sick and continue to be contagious for five days after symptoms start. Many people ...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

... and their members to focus on a real health issue - common and highly contagious toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). Because fungi thrives in warm, moist ... shoes in public places and keeping feet dry, Onychomycosis is a very contagious infection and spreads easily with even the slightest contact. Bay ...

Bausch & Lomb Receives FDA Approval of Besivance(TM), New Topical Ophthalmic Antibacterial for the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis ('Pink Eye')

... layer of the eye that covers the white part of the eye.(5) This contagious disease occurs in patients of all ages. Typical signs include a red eye and discharge that persists throughout the day.(6) The acute form of contagious conjunctivitis is most frequently seen in infants, schoolchildren and the ...

Workforce Swine Flu Pandemic Survival Preparedness Tips For Business

... to workplace policies or practices that may pressure employees with a contagious disease to report to work despite an illness and consider whether the ... to workplace policies or practices that may pressure employees with a contagious disease to report to work despite an illness and consider whether the ...

CAIR Asks U.S. Muslim Prayer Leaders to Urge Swine Flu Precautions

... Prophet Muhammad encouraged actions designed to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. The Prophet told his community, if disease breaks out in a ... or hadith, quotes the Prophet Muhammad saying: "A sick person (with a contagious disease) must not be brought among the healthy." (Fiqh-us-Sunnah) The ...

Video: Jennifer Lopez Joins the Fight Against Pertussis in New PSAs

... on educating new parents and their families about pertussis, a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease for infants. The campaign's centerpiece is ... adolescent cases of pertussis in any given year. Pertussis is highly contagious and is caused by bacteria which are spread through airborne droplets from ...

Pennsylvania State Department of Health and Allegheny County Health Department Confirm Four Cases of Measles in Southwest Region

... consultation and to arrange testing. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus. Symptoms will begin one to two weeks after exposure and include a ... nasal or throat secretions. Infected droplets and secretions can remain contagious on surfaces for up to two hours. Complications from measles can include ...

Pennsylvania State Department of Health Announces Three Cases of Measles in Southwest Region

... health care provider immediately. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus. Symptoms will begin 8-12 days after exposure and include a runny ... nasal or throat secretions. Infected droplets and secretions can remain contagious on surfaces for up to two hours. Complications from measles can ...

The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition Announces Its Official Formation

... exist that can cleanly, safely, and economically sterilize infectious and contagious waste on the premises of healthcare facilities. Treating hazardous ... would dramatically increase when a large population suddenly contracted a contagious disease (via Pandemic or Bioterrorism) or incurred a disaster and surged a ...

U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year

... the 33 people on the list were removed either because they were no longer contagious or did not have TB. Those removed had been on the list for a median of 26 ... where air travel is very important and also carries the risk of moving contagious diseases from one part of the world to another very rapidly. This, in a ...

3M Health Care announces new 3M Rapid Detection Flu A+B test

... helps address real pain points for hospital laboratories. As a highly contagious disease, quick and accurate diagnosis is essential to limit influenza ... Health and Economic Consequences of Flu Influenza is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening viral respiratory infection affecting ...

CDC Urges Travelers to Israel to Protect Themselves from Measles

... history and any recent international travel. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness spread by contact with an infected person, through coughing and sneezing. Measles virus can also remain active and contagious for up to 2 hours on infected surfaces. Symptoms include rash, high fever, ...

A 'Happy New You' in the New Year

... happier with my work relationships and at home. My negative attitude was contagious in a poisonous way, but my new positive attitude is contagious in a healing way." "Complaining is like bad breath," said Bowen, "you ...

K-State Researchers Predict That an Outbreak of Foot-And-Mouth Disease Could Cost Kansas Nearly a Billion Dollars

... Agricultural and Applied Economics. Foot-and-mouth disease is a highly contagious viral disease that does not affect humans, but can have devastating ... said. "Such large volumes of livestock movement provide avenues for contagious animal disease to spread." Leatherman estimated the statewide impacts ...

Survey reveals ignorance and confusion about cancer amongst the elderly

... people living in and around Barcelona. Some even believe that cancer is a contagious disease and that it is a punishment for something bad that the patient has ... with age, nearly 60% said it could be cured, 2% believed that cancer was a contagious disease, while 8.7% said they did not know, 3% believed that cancer was ...

Online 'Epidemic' Gives Clues to Bird Flu Spread

... researchers report. A programming error caused an epidemic of a highly contagious disease ("corrupted blood") among virtual characters in the popular online ... strategies, but they all failed due to a number of factors -- the highly contagious nature of the disease; the inability to seal off a section of the game ...

Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

... if it has quarantined areas for infected children. Consider leaving siblings behind when visiting a child at camp. The H1N1 virus is particularly contagious among children. Check your temperature the night before and the morning of your visit. Bring some extra alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you. ...

Ophthalmologists Invited To Participate in Betadine for EKC Treatment Study

... is coordinating a new study to measure the effectiveness of using 5% Betadine irrigation for treatment of acute EKC -- a common, worldwide, highly contagious and often severe form of conjunctivitis with the potential for long term visual impairment due to corneal involvement. Ophthalmologists around ...

Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species

... threatens the survival of some species, including the Tasmanian devil. The world's largest marsupial carnivore is at risk of extinction due to a contagious cancer called Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. In an effort to save the species, cancer-free Tasmanian devils are being relocated to ...

IDRI Awarded $314,500 Grant From Murdock Trust to Expand TB Drug Discovery Program

... IDRI's efforts to better understand the mechanisms of tuberculosis (TB) disease and ultimately identify new drugs to treat it. TB is a contagious disease spread by tiny droplets in the air and can be hard to avoid. A seemingly insignificant cough from an infected person can spread the ....

Wildlife faces cancer threat

... devil, the world's largest carnivorous marsupial, is at risk of extinction due to a cancer known as devil facial tumor disease. This form of contagious cancer spreads between individual Tasmanian devils through direct contact (primarily fighting and biting). To save the species from this fatal ...

New Vaccine from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is First for Canine Influenza Virus

... use by veterinarians in the United States. ( http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2009/06/caninevacc.shtml ) "Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection that has a significant impact on dogs housed in shelters, kennels and communal facilities," said Cynda Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., ...

Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio

... when I was nine, and it was a real struggle to come through it. And what I saw around me will never leave me, in the hospitals and public wards for contagious diseases. I also have a son who's paralyzed from the waist down because of polio. This is a terrible disease and I would love to see the day when no ...

MDA Cancels Remainder of Nationwide Summer Camp Program to Protect Children From Swine Flu

... flu, as recommended by the CDC. Some volunteers were turned away based on this screening. However, a person may be infected with the virus and be contagious before actual symptoms appear, according to Cwik. MDA mobilized its entire staff nationwide today to notify family members and volunteer ...

DxNA Submits its Rapid Detection Platform Test for H1N1 to FDA

... device can be used in gateway airports, at local health departments and schools, where on-site rapid and non-invasive screening for highly contagious pathogens is advised. The GeneSTAT(R) test module requires a simple swab of the mouth, nose or throat. The Company is developing a number of ...

New Report Finds 10 Early Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Outbreak

... Caring for the uninsured and underinsured -- ensuring that all Americans will receive care during an emergency, which limits the spread of the contagious disease to others, and making sure hospitals and health care providers are compensated for providing care. The full analysis is ...

If You Could Travel to Mars, Would You Go?

... gravity. Visitors also explore some of the potential psychological and emotional stresses that astronauts may face on their journey, examining how contagious emotions can be and discovering where their own personal space threshold lies. "The passion and curiosity of the engineers and scientists who ...

Refusing immunizations puts children at increased risk of pertussis infection

... 10 additional whooping cough infections could have been prevented by immunization." Pertussis more commonly known as whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing and can be deadly in infants, especially those under two months of age who are too ...

Refusing Immunizations Puts Children at Increased Risk of Pertussis Infection, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... whooping cough infections could have been prevented by immunization." Pertussis - more commonly known as whooping cough - is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing and can be deadly in infants, especially those under two months of age who are too ...

New Health Research Will Improve Life and Health for Cats Waiting to be Adopted - June is Adopt-a-Cat Month

... $500,000, for a potential total of $1 million. Ranked as the No. 1 concern for shelter cats, upper respiratory infection (URI) -- a highly contagious virus -- can be a death sentence to shelter cats because organizations lack the resources to prevent its spread or to care for sick cats. Even with ...

Q-Based Healthcare Warns: Hand Sanitizers Increase Risk of Swine Flu Exposure

... causes cracks to form, then they split open and become raw. This exposure of sub dermal layers leads to an increased susceptibility to invasion of contagious diseases like Influenza a H1N1 Swine Flu. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are only effective to a certain extent. Alcohol stays active on your ...

Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter

... Organization's headquarters in Washington, D.C., told the wire service. Two separate flu strains could also mutate into a new strain that is more contagious and dangerous. "We have a concern there might be some sort of reassortment, and that's something we'll be paying special attention to," World Health ...

All Natural System Sweeps Swine Flu Out with the Trash

... to panic. Although most cases of swine flu outside of Mexico to date have been mild, the discovery that the virus is both airborne and extremely contagious has raised several red flags among healthcare professionals - and with good reason. The Swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is native to pigs, not people, ...

Coalition Says On-Site Infectious Medical Waste Treatment Key To Disease Control and Hospital Sustainability During a Pandemic

... and off-site disposal of waste. However, modern affordable technologies exist that can cleanly, safely, and economically sterilize infectious and contagious waste on the premises of healthcare facilities. Treating hazardous materials on site is cleaner, greener, less costly, and, most importantly, a ...

Smithfield Foods Sends Letter to Employees

... food, so you cannot get the disease from eating pork or pork products. The CDC also stated that while the virus is contagious from humans to humans, it has not found any evidence to indicate that any of the illnesses resulted from contact with pigs, hence, the decision by ...

Airport Workers March and Rally to Call for Family Healthcare as Swine Flu Fears Mount

... the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Workers say that their contact with thousands of travelers every day puts them at risk for exposure to contagious illnesses. Yet the vast majority of workers do not have health care coverage for themselves or their family members. "Masks and hand sanitizers ...
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