Category Archives: medical

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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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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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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Is Your Sink Making You Sick?


Your bathroom sink could be making you sick.  A fungus has been found present in bathroom sink drains, which may be a common source of infection in humans, according to a new study. Fusarium (fungus disease) was the cause of an outbreak … Continue reading

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Not Brushing Your Teeth Could Lead to Pneumonia


The Dental Health Foundation has put out a warning that poor oral hygiene could cause a respiratory infection after research found a link between bacteria in the mouth and lung disease. At the University School of Medicine they found changes … Continue reading

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Cancer Drugs May Fight Antibiotic Resistance Too


A new study published in Chemistry and Biology has revealed that cancer drugs may also fight antibiotic resistance.  The new study revealed that certain proteins that cause antibiotic resistance are structurally related to proteins vital in cancer. The pharmaceutical sector has … Continue reading

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5 States Have Now Confirmed 12 Cases of Swine Flu


The CDC has received confirmation of 12 cases of swine flu from 5 states. West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, and Indiana. 11 of the cases were from children.  Half of them had no exposure to swine and all have recovered. The H3N2 … Continue reading

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