Take The Sex Survey During National Condom Week, UK

May 16, 2009

Terrence Higgins Trust is using this year’s National Condom Week (18-24 May) as an opportunity to promote safer sex. The aim of the initiative is to raise awareness of the importance of condom use to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.

THT will be displaying National Condom Week posters in its service centres and using campaign materials in its outreach work.

This year National Condom Week also heralds the start of a massive survey into the sexual habits of the Brits. Durex is launching The British Sex Survey which covers everything from safer sex to what’s hot and what’s not!
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RCN Urges Senior Managers To Take Note Of The Lessons Learnt At Maidstone, UK

January 19, 2009

Responding to the Healthcare Commission report on infection control at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), said:

“It’s encouraging to see that Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells has made such progress in driving down infection rates. After the serious outbreak of C.difficile in 2007, it was so important to get managers in place who understood that you can’t cut corners when it comes to infection prevention.
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ASHP, Infectious Disease Specialists Take New Look At Vancomycin

January 19, 2009

A consensus statement recently published in the January 1, 2009 , issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP), sheds new light on the appropriate use and monitoring of vancomycin in adult patients.

Vancomycin is one of the most-widely used antibiotics for the treatment of serious gram-positive infections involving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ). The practice of routine monitoring and adjusting of drug dosages based on serum vancomycin concentrations has been the subject of intense debate for many years.
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ASHP, Infectious Disease Specialists Take New Look At Vancomycin

January 10, 2009

A consensus statement recently published in the January 1, 2009 , issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP), sheds new light on the appropriate use and monitoring of vancomycin in adult patients.

Vancomycin is one of the most-widely used antibiotics for the treatment of serious gram-positive infections involving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ). The practice of routine monitoring and adjusting of drug dosages based on serum vancomycin concentrations has been the subject of intense debate for many years.
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Terrence Higgins Trust And Age Concern Wirral Invite Local People To Take Part In Focus Groups

January 9, 2009

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and Age Concern Wirral are inviting members of Wirral’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and people living with HIV aged 50 and over to come forward and take part in a new and exciting project called Hidden Voices.

THT and Age Concern Wirral are holding a series of focus groups to learn about people’s experiences as an older member of the LGBT community, as well as the experiences of people living with HIV. The focus groups will allow both organisations to find out what sort of services people in the community need. Dates for the focus groups will be in the New Year but people are invited to register now.
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People Urged To Take Precautions Following Rabid Bat Discoveries – Idaho

January 7, 2009

Several rabid bat reports in Idaho are prompting public health officials to warn people throughout the state to take precautions around bats and make sure that their dogs, cats, and horses are adequately vaccinated against rabies.

Two rabid bats were recently discovered from Ada County, as well as two rabid bats from Kootenai County. Every year rabid bats are reported from across Idaho, last year 12 rabid bats were reported from sites across the state.
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Can I take Tylenol PM 12 hours after Xanax?

December 24, 2008

Question:

I sometimes take Tylenol PM at night, but earlier today I took a .5mg Xanax. It`s been around 12 hours since I took it. My question is can I take Tylenol PM now?

Answer:

Yes. Tylenol PM is a brand of acetaminophen and diphenhydramine. Xanax is a brand of the drug alprazolam. The 3 drugs are compatible, which means the drugs can be taken together. The pharmacist who dispenses your prescriptions such as Xanax is a good source of information on using over-the-counter drugs with prescription drugs.

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