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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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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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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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