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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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Did Grandma Say You’d Catch A Cold Outside?


Did your grandmother say you’d catch a cold outside? Grandma may have been wrong. Getting outdoors is a great idea when it’s rainy and cold, say experts in infectious diseases. The reason more people get sick in winter isn’t the weather conditions … Continue reading

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New Quicker Treatment for TB


The CDC announced today a new treatment for TB which takes one-third the time of current therapy. It also offers an effective treatment option for many patients at high risk for developing TB. Latent TB infections result from exposure to TB, … Continue reading

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Many Still Skip Washing Hands


They must be more people that skip washing their hands according to a new study at the University of Colorado published in the journal PLoS One.  The new study found bacteria are plentiful on virtually every bathroom surface you might imagine … Continue reading

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New Swine Flu Cases in Iowa


The CDC has confirmed a new swine flu virus that has been detected in Iowa. The new flu strain combines a rare influenza virus (H3N2) circulating in North American pigs and the H1N1 virus from the 2009 outbreak. New flu strains develop when … Continue reading

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Do Doctors Who Wear Sterile Gloves Have Sterile Hands?


It’s been reported recently that the latex gloves doctors and healthcare workers are wearing are full of germs. There are several reasons why: 1) They don’t wash their hands as often thinking that the gloves are protection enough 2) A … Continue reading

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