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Developments and Improvements in the Manufacturing of Human Therap...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

During recent years, biopharmaceutical products manufactured by processes that use mammalian cell cultures have gained increasing importance. At the same time, a strong awareness of the importance of the safety and quality of such products has also emerged. This has led to improvements in cultivation and production technology, validation procedures and process organization.

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Technical Guide

By: Sang Jae Kim

A technical guide for sputum smear microscopy, based on one initiated in 1969 by Dr J Holm, the then Director of the International Union against Tuberculosis, was first published in 1978 by the IUAT as the Technical Guide for Sputum Examination for Tuberculosis by Direct Microscopy. The guide was included in the third and fourth editions of the IUATLD’s Tuberculosis Guide for Low Income Countries. It was designed to be a simple reference standard for the collection, stor...

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Occupational Health Guideline for Phosdirn

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This guideline is intended as a source of information for employees, employers, physicians, industrial hygienists, and other occupational health professionals who may have a need for such information. It does not attempt to present all data; rather, it presents pertinent information and data in summary form.

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Tipps für Kreuzfahrten

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Millionen Amerikaner genieBen jedes Jahr eine Kreuzfahrt. Im Jahr 2003 schifften sich etwa 8.3 Millionen Passagiere von nordamerikanischen Hafen aus fur eine Kreuzfahrtein (Quelle: Cruise Lines International Association). Bei einer Reise auf einem Kreuzfahrtschiff kommen Passagiere mit neuen Umgebungen und einer einer Menge von Menschen in Beruhrung, die Mitreisenden inbegriffen. Diese Kontakte schaffen ein gewisses, wenn auch selten auftretendes Krankheitsrisiko entwede...

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American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 151, No. 9, May 1, 2000 : S...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Sickle cell disease is caused by a variant of the ?-globin gene called sickle hemoglobin (Hb S). Inherited autosomal recessively, either two copies of Hb S or one copy of Hb S plus another ?-globin variant (such as Hb C) are required for disease expression. Hb S carriers are protected from malaria infection, and this protection probably led to the high frequency of Hb S in individuals of African and Mediterranean ancestry. Despite this advantage, individuals with sickle ...

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Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Contro...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

My doctor said I should get a flu shot to protect myself AND the ones I love. So I did!

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Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This guideline is intended as a source of information for employees, employers, physicians, industrial hygienists, and other occupational health professionals who may have a need for such information. It does not attempt to present all data; rather, it presents pertinent information and data in summary form.

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Chapter 8 : School and Child Care Settings

By: Rebecca Martin

School or child care outbreak: two or more cases clustered in time in a school or child care center; the outbreak case definition may be used to count cases if one case has been confirmed. Because pertussis tends to be a milder disease in older and/or vaccinated persons, it may not be recognized in a timely manner which may allow the spread of disease to other students and adults in a school setting.

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Newborn Screening Characteristics of State Programs

By: Marjorie Kanof

Newborn screening is a state public health activity, with each state responsible for designing and implementing its own program. For example, each state decides which disorders to include in its screening program. To assist the Congress as it considers actions related to newborn screening, you asked us to provide information on the variations among state newborn screening programs. In response to your request, this report provides information on (1) the disorders tested ...

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Nhanes 2001-2002 Data Release Frequency Distribution for Alcohol U...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

ALD100 Frequency Percent Cumulative Frequency Cumulative Percent Missing 407 8.10 407 8.10 -- Yes 3138 62.42 3545 70.52 No 1481 29.46 5026 99.98 Don't know 1 0.02 5027 100.00...

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Basic Principles of Toxicology

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Toxicology: The study of the adverse effects of a toxicant on living organisms. Toxicology is an applied science that incorporates biology, chemistry, physiology, pathology, physics, statistics, and sometimes immunology or ecology to help solve problems in forensic medicine, clinical treatments, pharmacy and pharmacology, public health, industrial hygiene, veterinary science, agriculture, and more, as well as giving basic insight into how an organism functions. Toxicolog...

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Program Evaluation in This Chapter

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Effective program evaluation does more than collect, analyze and provide data. It makes it possible for program managers to gather and use information in order to learn continuously about the surveillance system and to improve its functions and outcomes. Routine evaluation offers learning opportunities, improved documentation, and shared understanding about what works within the system and why. Program evaluation is critical for program managers to ensure that resources ...

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Live Births by Birthweight, Percent Low Birthweight and Very Low B...

By: epartment of Health and Human Services

Table 1-26. Live Births by Birthweight, Percent Low Birthweight and Very Low Birthweight, by Plurality, by Race and Hispanic Origin Mother: United States, 1999...

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Hiv/Aids and U. S. Women Who Have Sex with Women (Wsw)

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Female-to-female transmission of HIV appears to be a rare occurrence. However, case reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV and the well documented risk of female-to-male transmission of HIV indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious and that mucous membrane (e.g., oral, vaginal) exposure to these secretions have the potential to lead to HIV infection.

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New Arrival : Cerhr Monograph Series on Reproductive Toxicants

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The sheer number of environmental chemicals known or suspected to be reproductive toxicants—from the ingredients in paints and organic solvents to lead, pesticides, plastics, tobacco smoke, alcohol, and even hair treatments—can puzzle, frighten, and overwhelm the average parent. Their apprehensions reflect widespread concern among health professionals, scientists, and advocacy groups that exposure to some environmental agents may contribute to human reproductive and developmental disorders.

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Time Off Awards Program

By: Department of Health and Human Services

CDC has established an Incentive Awards Program to reward employees for superior accomplishments. One component of the Incentive Awards Program is the Time Off Award. This Award is given in recognition of superior accomplishment or other personal effort that contributes to the quality, efficiency, or economy of Government operations. This program is described in this issuance. III. REFERENCES A. 5 CFR Part 451 B 5 USC 4501-4507 C. HHS Instruction 451-1-60 IV. REQUIREMENT...

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Reasons for Tobacco Use and Symptoms of Nicotine Withdrawal Among ...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco Users — ContCigarettes and other foinrumesd of tobacco are addictive because of the presence of nicotine (1). Among adults in the United States who have ever smoked daily, 91.3% tried their first cigarette and 77.0% became daily smokers before age 20 years (2). Among high school seniors who had ever tried smokeless tobacco (SLT), 73% did so by the ninth grade (2). To further characterize the development of nicotine addiction among persons aged 10–22 years, CDC an...

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Ask Your Doctor If You or Your Loved Ones Should Be Tested For

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The virus is found in the blood of persons who have this disease and is spread by contact with infected blood.

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Hoja Inf Ormativa de Indicadores Importantes a Los 48 Meses

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Cada nin: o tiene su propio ritmo de desarrollo, de manera que es imposible predecir con exactitud cuando aprendera una destreza en particular. Los indicadores de desarrollo que aparecen mas adelante le daran una idea general sobre los cambios que puede esperar en su hijo, pero no se alarme si su desarrollo sigue un curso un poco diferente. Area motora -- Brinca y se sostiene en un pie hasta por 5 segundos -- Sube y baja escaleras sin apoyarse -- Patea la pelota -- Tira ...

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Illinois Community of Excellence in Environmental Health (Ceeh) : ...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Webcasts: Disease & Vector Management of West Nile -- Virus -- Taking an Environmental History -- Cancer Clusters -- Taking an Occupational History -- Spotlight on Children's Environmental Health -- DPH Safe Chemicals in School Projects -- Industrial Hygiene: Assessment,Controls, Design and Prevention -- West Nile Virus Update...

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