Prevention Is Better Than Cure

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How Frequent Hand Washing Can Protect Against Ill Health With new diseases only a plane ride away, the U.S. is set to team up with 26 other countries to improve infectious disease monitoring and prevent the spread of pre-existing and emerging diseases. Although less than one-fifth of
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The Dirty Stethoscope Dilemma Why Doctors Need To Take Action

The Dirty Stethoscope Dilemma: Why Doctors Need To Take Action to Prevent Deadly Healthcare-Acquired Infection Outbreaks Stethoscopes have long been associated with the transmission of healthcare-related bacterial infections. Writing in the esteemed medical journal The Lancet in the s
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The Hidden Health Hazards Of TV Remotes

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Before you reach for that hotel TV remote you might want to think again. A recent study by researchers at the University of Houston has shown that it is the most contaminated item in a hotel room.1 The findings from the University of Houston study was confirmed by a larg
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Norwegian Journal Highlights Cleanstethoscope in Article Identifying that MDs Forget to Clean Their Stethoscope

Stethoscopes can transmit infectious diseases Several studies have shown that a stethoscope can transmit infectious bacteria such as Clostridium difficile and MRSA. According to a study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology in January, stethoscopes were contamin
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