Category Archives: Hospitals

Will The ER Give You An Infection?


Most people visit the ER to get well from being quite sick. Either they have become ill or hurt suddenly and head right to the ER or if they have called their doctor and were told to go to the Emergency Room. … Continue reading

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Illicit Bath Salts Can Eat Your Flesh!


“As bath salts gain popularity, medical centers of all disciplines must be prepared to identify not only the signs of intoxication, but the potential side effects including deadly necrotizing fasciitis,” notes Dr. Russo. Dr. Russo led a study, which described … Continue reading

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Can Hanging Around An Indoor Waterfall Make You Sick?


According to a study published in the latest issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology an indoor waterfall inside a hospital in Wisconsin made 8 people sick with Legionnaires’ disease. If you love hanging around the indoor waterfall you may want to think … Continue reading

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A Germ Free Computer?


The FDA has given it’s approval for a Germ FREE computer which can be used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where healthcare workers share their computers. The computers keyboard was developed by Viogard LLC and was patented in December. … Continue reading

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Tracking Infectious Diseases Via Twitter and Google


Doctors will soon be able to track infectious diseases better using Twitter and Google if they are not doing so already. With Twitter trending they will be able to see when people are tweeting being sick, have fevers or flu symptoms.  The … Continue reading

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Can Copper Door Handles Reduce the Spread of Infections?


According to research conducted in the United State by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, as reported by the BBC, Door Handles LTD has learned that by changing from stainless steel to copper fittings could reduce the spread of infections … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Probiotics Can Reduce Infections


New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care shows that including probiotics with nutrients, supplied via the patient’s feeding tube, increased interferon levels. Probiotics reduced the number of infections, and even reduced the amount of time patients spent in … Continue reading

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Blastomycosis Can Be Deadly When Misdiagnosed


Doctors are warning about a rare and serious infection called blastomycosis that is being too often missed by doctors and hospitals resulting in deadly consequences. Blastomycosis is a rare infection that may develop when people breathe in a fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis, … Continue reading

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New Disease Fighting Cell Found to Help Fight Infections


Researchers in Australia found a new type of cell that increases the body’s own self defense mechanism to fight infections and other deadly diseases. It was published in the journals Nature Immunology and Immunity. The cell was named as natural killer T follicular helper … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Use Being Tracked in Hospitals by CDC


The CDC is now tracking antibiotic use in hospitals. Previously they could only track the usage in doctors offices. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2011 (November 14-21) spotlights the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Millions of Americans take antibiotics to … Continue reading

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