Hygiene Health News

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1/12/2018
12/22/2017
12/6/2017
12/1/2017
11/15/2017
11/2/2017
10/31/2017
10/25/2017
Controversial Chemical Can Linger on Your Toothbrush

Triclosan is still allowed in toothpaste in U.S., but not soaps and wipes

10/23/2017
Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office

Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices

10/6/2017
Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs

White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

10/3/2017
Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States

CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs

9/26/2017
Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

9/21/2017
When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

How to keep everyone else healthy

9/18/2017
9/11/2017
People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC

39 cases of campylobacter reported in 7 states

9/8/2017
Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard

Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

9/4/2017
Antibacterial Scrubs for Nurses No Match for Germs

Study found the clothing as contaminated as traditional scrubs after 12-hour shifts

8/23/2017
Have Fun at the Fair, But Don't Pet the Pigs

Vet reminds fair-goers these animals can transmit swine flu

8/16/2017
Ouch! Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair

Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER

8/11/2017
Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

7/6/2017
Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing

Areas with lowest rates are in Africa, research shows

6/1/2017
Hand Washing Works Whether the Water's Hot or Cold

Surprising finding runs counter to FDA guidelines, researcher says

5/31/2017
1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

5/28/2017
5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors

Start by keeping hands clean, health experts say

5/24/2017
Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

5/18/2017
The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

5/18/2017
Health Tip: Keep Your Sheets Clean

And reap possible health benefits

4/13/2017
Health Tip: Eating Lunch at Work

Take steps against foodborne illness

3/21/2017
Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections

Yes, you really do need to wear flip flops in the gym shower, dermatologist says

3/7/2017
Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

3/2/2017
Hospital Room Floors May Harbor 'Superbugs'

But that area often overlooked when it comes to infection control, researchers say

2/27/2017
Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

2/23/2017
More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

2/17/2017
How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies

Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

1/31/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

Suggestions for colder weather

1/20/2017
Health Tip: Wash Hands Often

The low-down on hand soap

1/13/2017
Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

1/6/2017
'Superbug' Infections Down 30 Percent at VA Hospitals

Campaign to thwart antibiotic-resistant MRSA has made strides since 2007, study shows

12/30/2016
Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

Here are 5 reasons to give up your nervous habit

12/28/2016
Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

12/6/2016
Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates

Study finds unexpected risk comes from baring all

12/1/2016
A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers

Arkansas study finds just 22 percent follow recommended hygiene procedures

11/22/2016
How to Prepare That Holiday Turkey Safely

USDA offers advice for avoiding foodborne illness

11/21/2016
U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review

But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

11/11/2016
Food Safety Not Always on Menu of TV Cooking Shows

Researchers say producers are missing a chance to teach viewers how to head off foodborne illnesses

10/27/2016
Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs

Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

10/11/2016
9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/21/2016
Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids

Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three washings a week, dermatologist says