Hygiene Health News

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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

9/11/2016
What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

9/2/2016
FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

8/3/2016
Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma

Finding suggests exposing kids to lots of allergens, like those found on farms, offers advantage

7/11/2016
Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

6/29/2016
FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer?

Agency wants proof the products kill bacteria and are harmless over time

5/26/2016
Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

Getting area wet before sutures or staples are removed doesn't seem to raise infection risk, study finds

5/19/2016
Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations

5/18/2016
Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study

Triclosan is ingredient used in some cleaning products and toothpastes

4/13/2016
Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

3/15/2016
Don't Take Short Cuts With Contact Lens Care, FDA Warns

Solutions with hydrogen peroxide can cause eye damage if two-step process isn't followed carefully

3/15/2016
Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

3/14/2016
Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

3/2/2016
2/2/2016
Study Pits Antiperspirants Against Underarm Bacteria

Grooming products seem to disrupt the bacterial 'community', but it's not clear if that's good or bad

1/28/2016
Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

12/29/2015
Is the 'No-Shampoo' Trend a Healthy One?

Experts say experimenting with longer times between washing is a personal choice