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Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RNs from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have filed an urgent plea with the state of California to step in and force Sutter Solano Hospital to provide nurses with proper safety equip...

Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans

CDC says confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of the disease SATURDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate th...

Nationwide Medical/Surgical Reveals Their Help Sheet For Those Infected with Influenza Virus

Nationwide Medical/Surgical, a distributor of the flu vaccine and flu vaccine supplies has unveiled their annual 2009 list of what to do if exposed to the flu virus. (Vocus) March 2, 2009 -- Nationwide Medical/Surgical , a distributor of the flu vaccine and flu vaccine...

Landmark study defines benefits of early HIV testing and treatment for infected infants

Testing very young babies for HIV and giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately to those found infected with the virus dramatically prevents illness and death, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine . The study found that giving ART to HIV-infected infants beginning at...

Study finds fears of HIV transmission in families with infected parent

Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about HIV, a new study by researchers from UCLA, the RAND Corp., Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has found that two-thirds of families with an HIV-infected parent experience fears about spreading HIV in the home. The qualitative st...

Smaller mosquitoes are more likey to be infected with viruses causing human diseases

An entomologist at the Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the new UI Institute for Natural Resource Sustainability, says smaller mosquitoes are more likely to be infected with viruses that cause diseases in humans. These findings can be found in the November issue of the American Jour...

Rare case explains why some infected with HIV remain symptom free without antiretroviral drugs

AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins say they have compelling evidence that some people with HIV who for years and even decades show extremely low levels of the virus in their blood never progress to full-blown AIDS and remain symptom free even without treatment, probably do so because of the strength of...

Spectranetics Introduces New Device for Removal of Non-Functional and Infected Cardiac Leads

LLD EZ(TM) Provides Physicians with Flexibility and Control for Lead Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq: SPNC ) today announced the availability of the new LLD EZ Lead Locking Device (LLD) for th...

Some Facelift Patients Infected With MRSA 'Superbug'

Though numbers are small, the trend is worrisome, study says FRIDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- A small, but worrisome number of facelift patients became infected with the antibiotic-resistant staph infection known as MRSA, a new study reports. About one half of 1 percent of peopl...

What are the predominant bacilli in the intestines ducklings infected with S. enteritidis?

The enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-PCR (ERIC-PCR) method has been used to fingerprint the kinetics of microbial community of fecal samples of ducklings orally infected with S. enteritidis. This has yielded valuable insights towards fully understanding the pathogenesis of S. enteri...

Newly HIV-Infected Gay Men Select Other Infected Partners

Study finds men engaging in unprotected sex, but with those already carrying the virus WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most men newly infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) choose to have unprotected sex only with other HIV-infected partners, say U.S. researchers who analyzed data ...

Latin American adolescents are more likely to become infected with HIV than Spanish

This release is available in Spanish . A study carried out in the Department of Evolutionary and Education Psychology of the University of Granada (UGR) has revealed that Latin American immigrant adolescents are more likely to become infected with HIV than the Spanish, as they use me...

Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C

Health authorities in the state of New South Wales in Australia are urging up to 2000 patients of a doctor in Sydney to test for hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses . The move follows reports that five such persons had already contracted the highly infectious disease. An investigati...

Understanding HIV Interference With Infected Cell Division

Montreal, July 12, 2007 Dr. Eric A. Cohen, a researcher at the IRCM (Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal), and his team will publish on Friday, July 13, in PLoS Pathogens a discovery that could lead to the development of a new class of drugs to combat HIV. Human immunodeficiency ...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

Andrew Speaker, 31, the Atlanta lawyer who traveled around with TB infection, underwent surgery to remove the infected lung tissue . Speaker raised an international health scare when he traveled around with the infection. Tb is a highly contagious disease. Andrew Speaker was diagnosed in M...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect Of Smallpox Vaccination Recovering

The quote there is nothing as lovely as the feet of those who bring good tidings, could not be more apt . There is finally, good news from the University of Chicago Comer Childrens Hospital, which was witness to one of the most horrific side effects of the smallpox vaccine, and unfortunately, on...

Denial of Treatment for HIV Infected Child Sparks Outrage

A six-year-old HIV infected boy was allegedly denied treatment in Kolkata's state-run hospitals, triggering angry reactions and an appeal to President A.P.J Abdul Kalam for help. Sonu Laskar needed immediate surgery for an enlarged spleen but was allegedly turned away from various state-ru...

Girl Infected With Bird Flu in Egypt

A 10-year-old girl tested positive on Friday for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, raising to 35 the number of cases reported in Egypt, a World Health Organisation official said. John Jabbour, a WHO official in Cairo, told AFP that the girl from the southern province of Qena, whom he did...

Late Diagnoses of HIV Infected Children is No Child’s Play, Survey Reveal

There has been a lot of talk about improving HIV detection and treatment; unfortunately most endeavors for remedy target adults. Children are at the wrong end of the stick, a news study has shown. // A study undertaken to find out the challenges to HIV care for children in India, has revealed ...

Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect of Smallpox Vaccine

In a gut wrenching tragedy a U.S soldier father passed on a rare side effect of the smallpox vaccination he had taken, eczema vaccinatum, to his 2-year-old son.// The boy who is currently being treated at University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital has developed a virulent rash over 80 ...

Children Infected With HIV at Birth Do Survive into Adolescence

Children infected with HIV at birth do survive into adolescence, a study conducted in Zimbabwe// seems to indicate. Though generally it is believed that virtually all children infected with HIV at birth die before the age of five. But doctors working in sub-Saharan Africa have been noticing ol...

Primary Health Care Parishioners of Second Largest HIV Infected Area in US Fail to Offer HIV Tests

Los Angeles is the second largest AIDS capital in the United States. The Aids epidemic has shifted largely to the Hispanics//. However its been found that primary care practitioners serving this segment of the population are often failing to offer either HIV testing or safer sex advice to their pat...

Vaginalis Increases the Risk of Becoming Infected With HIV

Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis significantly increases a woman’s risk of becoming infected with HIV, according to a study// published in the March 1st edition of The Journal of Infectious Diseases (now online). It is now well established that several sexually transmitted infections increa...

1,000 Children a Day in 2006 Were Infected by HIV

More than 1,000 children around the world were infected by HIV in each day of the year 2006, says a UNICEF report released Tuesday. // In total, around 410,000 to 660,000 children under the age of 15 were infected with HIV last year, the U.N. agency said. The report added that most of the...

Waitress At A Lloydminister Steakhouse Infected By Hep A

A 23-year-old waitress at KC Steakhouse Family Restaurant at Lloydminister, has tested positive for Hepatitis A. // Hepatitis A is caused by a virus and affects the liver and causes fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal discomfort followed by yellow jaundice a few days later. ...

Unsafe Sex, HIV Infected Transfusion Spreading AIDS in Madhya Pradesh

Unsafe sex and transfusion of HIV-infected blood could push Madhya Pradesh from a low-AIDS prevalence state to moderate category, fear health experts. // The number of AIDS-affected people in the state, according to latest figures, has risen from one in 1988 to 1,933 till October 2006. ...

49 Kazakh Children Infected With HIV Following Transfusion

Around four babies have died in Kazakhstan after they received blood transfusion thought to be contaminated with HIV. Kazakh health ministry said 49 children have been// infected in the last few months in various hospitals in the country. "The ones who died were all younger than two years old...

AIDS Campaign Enrages HIV Infected Swazis

Text messages between lovers was imitated by a government AIDS awareness campaign in Swaziland, a country with the world's highest HIV rates. This enraged activists// who feel it suggests that people living with the disease are promiscuous. Pictures of a mobile phone screen bearing text messag...

3-Years In Prison for a Gay Man Who Infected his Partner With HIV

In the first ever incident of its kind in the United Kingdom, a 47-year-old gay man, Mark James was put behind bars for transmitting HIV infection to his partner.// Judge Jonathan Lowen, who gave the verdict, expressed that James had not been honest to his partner about the imminent risks. J...

HIV Infected Senior Citizens Suffer From Depression

According to the study conducted by Stephen Karpiak, a former research scientist at Columbia University Medical School// it was found that many senior Americans above 50 years living with HIV/AIDS suffer from moderate to severe depression. This study was conducted in New York and1,000 HIV-posi...

Ostriches Infected With Bird Flu in Mossel Bay

Ostriches were found to be infected with bird flu in the north-west region of Mossel Bay. But now the Department of Land Affairs and Agriculture said that the situation is under control. //After all the tests were done it was found that the poultry were infected with H5N2 strain which is harmle...

Valtrex Prevents the Need for C-Section among Women Infected With Genital Herpes

Researchers from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center have found a new anti viral drug which prevents the necessity of a caesarean section //in pregnant woman who have a history of genital herpes. The UT Southwestern study is the first large-scale confirmation that the drug vala...

Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer Seen Among Women Infected with Multiple HPV Types

The risk for developing the tissue abnormalities, or lesions, that typically precede cervical cancer is much higher for women infected with multiple genotypes// of the human papillomavirus (HPV) than previously reported, according to a study published in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Bioma...

Hepatitis C Infected People Angry over Insurance Issue

The Dail, House of Representatives in Ireland, has been receiving incessant calls from four groups, which represent people with haemophilia//, who were infected with HIV and hepatitis C after receiving contaminated blood products, to reject a new Government bill that deals with the long standing is...

Kerala Govt To Adopt Orphaned Kids Of HIV Infected Parents

Eight-year-old twins Amal and Amrutha, who became orphaned after their HIV-infected parents died four years ago, will be formally adopted by the Kerala Government at a function here tomorrow.// The function, being organised by Cheruvathur Grama Panchayat to completely take care of the childre...

Ker Govt To Adopt Orphaned Kids Of HIV Infected Parents

Eight-year-old twins Amal and Amrutha, who became orphaned after their HIV-infected parents died four years ago, will be formally adopted by the Kerala Government at a function here tomorrow //. The function, being organised by Cheruvathur Grama Panchayat to completely take care of the childr...

India To Estimate The Number Of Children Infected With HIV/AIDS

Health experts have said that India is planning to start an exercise to estimate the number of children who are infected with HIV// and need anti-HIV therapy to extend their lives. Experts of the National AIDS Control Organisation and Indian paediatricians are starting to work on trying to fo...

Boy Infected with AIDS at AIIMS

Delhi High Court has sought an explanation from medical superintendent of AIIMS for its failure to comply with the disclosure of sufficient details after a boy, suffering from cancer//, became infected with AIDS after blood transfusion at the hospital in 2001. Aggrieved with the defensive attit...

An infected worker of as sandwich chain spreads it!

According to federal health officials reports a single employee of a sandwich chain joining work early after suffering from a stomach virus infected more than 100 // office workers who ate party-sized submarine sandwiches last year. The cause of infection as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

Mumps Epidemic Spreads Easily From Infected Air Travelers

Six other Midwestern states, including Illinois seem to be in the grips of a mumps epidemic which initially sparked off in Iowa, and health officials suspect// that it spread easily to the other states, when potentially infected passengers, traveling by air, might have helped spread the infection t...
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