Posts Tagged 'cdc'

Heater-Cooler Risks Could be Far More Severe than Originally Thought

CDC warns on heater-cooler useWhen doctors and researchers first discovered the link between heater-cooler devices and a bacterial infection, they thought they’d found the reason for a few patients falling ill after cardiothoracic surgery. However, as more information came to light, the implications – as well as the risks involved in using the devices – are growing far beyond those initial concerns.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently issued a warning of those risks. ...

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CDC: FluMist No Longer a Viable Vaccination Method

cdc recommends against flumistThe injection-averse will be less than pleased to learn that the CDC is recommending against the use of the FluMist flu vaccine for this year’s flu season. Why?

According to a flu expert at the agency: “We could find no evidence [the spray] was effective.”

The news will impact more than those that simply preferred the nasal spray delivery methodology offered by FluMist. Licensed and marketed by AstraZeneca since 2003, the CDC’s Advisory Panel ...

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CDC vs. CRE: Why Your Life May Hang in the Balance

CDC is working to get hospital-acquired infection rates reducedA war is being waged in America. Parts of this war are likely being fought all around you but you are completely unaware of it. It’s not that you can’t hear it – there’s nothing to hear. It’s not that you can’t see it – there’s nothing to see; at least, not without a microscope.

The war is the constant struggle between antibiotics and the bacteria they are designed ...

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