Category Archives: Nursing

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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Seasonal Flu Activity Remains Low


This year’s flu activity remains low in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the latest update from WHO, which covers November 6 through November 19.  You can view the CDC’s report for the United States here. Local flu activity has been reported … 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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WHO Claims – A Matter of Time for New Pandemic Flu


The World Health Organization claims it is a matter of time only for a new flu pandemic to arrive. The are urging the international community to step up efforts to fight any future pandemics. Health experts converged in Mexico this week to … Continue reading

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Boys and HPV Vaccination


October 27, 2011 The CDC advisory board recommends boys getting their HPV vaccination between the ages of 11-12 tp protect against sexually transmitted forms of human papillomavirus. Strains of HPV can cause a number of tumors, including cervical cancer, anal … Continue reading

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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … Continue reading

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Is the Residential Washer Really Cleaning Your Medical Scrubs?


According to a study published in the November issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, residential washing machines may not always use hot enough water to eliminate dangerous bacteria like: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Acinetobacter, a Gram-negative bacteria, from … Continue reading

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