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Occupational Exposure Risks from Microbial Pathogens in Metalworking Fluids
Occupational Exposure Risks from Microbial Pathogens in Metalworking Fluids
6/29/2015 10:08:12 AM
Last month, the Belfast Telegraph published a story about metal workers at a local shipyard who were diagnosed with pneumococcal disease.  At least four workers were reportedly infected at the historic shipyard where the Titanic was built over 100 years ago. The workers are believed to have been exposed to aerosols containing the bacteria.    Pneumococcal disease is an …
Patient Advocates: Supreme Court Decision Ensures Continued Access to Critical Care
6/28/2015 10:06:58 AM
The American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and National Multiple Sclerosis Society responded enthusiastically to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell . The organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in January urging the Court to rule that Congress …
Class-Action Lawsuit Request Filed after Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak in Quebec City
6/24/2015 10:00:23 AM
Last week, CBC News published an article about the launching of a class-action lawsuit from the families of people who lost a loved one or became ill during the 2012 Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Quebec City. According to the article, 14 people died and over 180 others had become ill from the bacteria found to be in the cooling tower of a downtown office …
Medical Foods Industry Conference to take place August 6-7 in Miami
Medical Foods Industry Conference to take place August 6-7 in Miami
6/17/2015 8:00:00 AM
Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. and Ticonderoga Ventures  announce the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo (MFICE).   MFICE is an intensive 2-day conference on the medical foods market taking place August 6-7, 2015 in Miami.     The emerging medical foods market is USD $1.3 billion annually with strong growth potential. MFICE is the industry’s first organization …
Europe’s most homophobic countries may be paving the way for a rise in HIV cases
6/10/2015 3:19:43 PM
Europe’s most homophobic countries may be paving the way for a rise in HIV cases among gay and bisexual men, according to new research published in the journal AIDS . An international team of researchers from Europe and the US looked at HIV-related service use, need and behaviours among 175,000 gay or bisexual men living in 38 European countries with differing levels of …
Single dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
6/10/2015 12:29:36 PM
A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix appears to be as effective in preventing certain HPV infections as three doses, the currently recommended course of vaccination. That is the conclusion of a study published today in The Lancet Oncology and co-authored by Diane Harper, M.D., Ph.D., the Rowntree Endowed Chair and professor in the Department of …
Unicel Architectural publishes industry white paper on hospital window and door treatments that help optimize patient healing environments
Unicel Architectural publishes industry white paper on hospital window and door treatments that help optimize patient healing environments
6/9/2015 7:00:00 AM
MONTREAL, Canada – June 9, 2015 – Unicel Architectural, manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today published an industry white paper that examines the issues and solutions for employing window and door treatments to help improve patient spaces and healing. “Designing Window and Door Treatments for Improved Patient Outcomes” reviews industry research and …
WHO and the Republic of Korea to carry out joint mission for the MERS-CoV outbreak
WHO and the Republic of Korea to carry out joint mission for the MERS-CoV outbreak
6/5/2015 11:48:43 AM
In light of the recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), WHO and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare will conduct a joint mission in the Republic of Korea. The mission comes after close consultation between WHO and the Government. The WHO team will be led by Assistant Director-General for Health Security, Dr Keiji …
Publicis Touchpoint Solutions Announces New Executive Appointment
6/1/2015 9:00:00 AM
Yardley, PA—June 1, 2015— Publicis Touchpoint Solutions , Inc—a leading provider of customized, omnichannel healthcare sales, service, and clinical teams—announced today that Mohan Ganesan has joined the organization as chief financial officer (CFO).   Ganesan assumes responsibility for all of Touchpoint’s financial operations and will join the executive leadership team to …

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