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Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Links?

Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Links?

Bi-directional mechanisms linking periodontal disease to the development of rheumatoid arthritis may offer biomarkers for the development of RA and treatment objectives that influence the courses of both inflammatory conditions.

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Legionella Detected in NYC Police Station, Las Vegas Resort

Legionella Detected in NYC Police Station, Las Vegas Resort

Cases of Legionnaires' disease in New York City and Las Vegas are being investigated by health officials.

Hand Washing: Does Water Temperature Play a Role?

Hand Washing: Does Water Temperature Play a Role?

Time matters more than water temperature for effective hand washing.

Can Patient, Physician Co-Washing Increase Hand Washing Practice?

Can Patient, Physician Co-Washing Increase Hand Washing Practice?

Offering hand sanitizer to the patient and clinician at the same time, deemed "co-washing," is a simple intervention that can be implemented in almost any practice and possibly reduce infection rates.

Nosocomial L pneumophila Outbreak Attributed to Heat Exchanger Installation

Nosocomial L pneumophila Outbreak Attributed to Heat Exchanger Installation

Nosocomial legionellosis as a result of heat exchangers installed in a hospital in Sherbrooke, Canada.

FDA Rules on Antibacterial Soap for Consumers

FDA Rules on Antibacterial Soap for Consumers

The ruling applies to consumer products containing 1 or more of 19 specific active ingredients.

CDC Report: Improper Contact Lens Care Contributes to Infections

CDC Report: Improper Contact Lens Care Contributes to Infections

The report, which included information on 1,075 contact lens-related infections that were reported to a Food and Drug Administration database, noted that 1 in 5 contact lens related infections often led to more serious eye complications.

FDA Requests Additional Data on Consumer Hand Sanitizers

FDA Requests Additional Data on Consumer Hand Sanitizers

The request is part of the FDA's larger, ongoing review of OTC antiseptic active ingredients to ensure these ingredients are safe and effective.

FDA Officials Suggest Banning Most Powdered Medical Gloves

FDA Officials Suggest Banning Most Powdered Medical Gloves

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

FDA Approves Wound Dressing for Battlefield, Trauma Settings

FDA Approves Wound Dressing for Battlefield, Trauma Settings

The dressing can be used for up to four hours, which could allow time for the patient to receive surgical care.

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