The Nose Knows; Dog to Sniff Out C. Difficile at Canadian Hospital
Next-Generation Genetics Offer New Way to Combat Hospital Infections
New Trade Association Formed for Medical Waste Industry
War on Drugs Includes Battle Over Disposal Options
The Nose Knows; Dog to Sniff Out C. Difficile at Canadian Hospital
By P.J. Heller
Vancouver General Hospital’s newest staff addition has his work cut out for him: nosing around to track down potentially deadly bacterium in the medical facility.

But Angus, a 2-year-old English springer spaniel, is up to the task, according to his trainer, Teresa Zurberg. The cute floppy-eared dog is expected to start work sniffing out Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile or C. diff) at Vancouver General, Canada’s second largest hospital, before the end of September.

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Next-Generation Genetics Offer New Way to Combat Hospital Infections
By Andrew Porterfield, Genetic Literacy Project

Hospital infections are a huge public health problem. For the United States in 2011, about 722,000 infections occurred that were brought on during a hospital stay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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New Trade Association Formed for Medical Waste Industry
By P.J. Heller

Members of the medical waste industry, seeking a trade association similar to the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) which serves the document destruction industry, will soon have their wish come true.

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War on Drugs Includes Battle Over Disposal Options
By P.J. Heller

Heidi Sanborn and her colleagues can’t fathom why there is such a hodgepodge of city/county/state/federal guidelines and rules concerning how people should dispose of prescription and nonprescription/over-the-counter drugs.

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image The Nose Knows; Dog to Sniff Out C. Difficile at Canadian Hospital
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image War on Drugs Includes Battle Over Disposal Options
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