Hygiene Health News

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9/5/2015
With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

8/26/2015
Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species

Geography, pets and gender of housemates make a difference in types of bacteria, fungi found

8/23/2015
Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

8/21/2015
Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List

Expert suggests including gel sanitizers, wipes

8/20/2015
Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC

Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk

8/10/2015
What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms?

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

8/7/2015
What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

6/4/2015
Sharing a Bathroom With Many Others? Your Toothbrush Likely Has 'Fecal Matter'

Study in a college dorm finds 60 percent of toothbrushes were contaminated

5/18/2015
Health Tip: Swimming Pools Can Harbor Germs

Keep the water clean for safety sake

5/14/2015
Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

4/16/2015
Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria

4/7/2015
Health Tip: Wash Your Face Correctly

Be gentle on your skin

4/3/2015
Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?

European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

4/2/2015
Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States

Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

3/30/2015
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

Wash hands before handling your lenses

3/26/2015
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick

Researchers find cellphones a potential source of cross-contamination, too

3/24/2015
Exfoliate With Care, Dermatologist Urges

Before beginning any treatments, consult with a doctor

2/25/2015
Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

2/23/2015
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?

Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

2/23/2015
Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

2/11/2015
Your Deli Sandwich May Come With a Side of Listeria, Study Finds

Nearly 1 in 10 samples from delis carried the dangerous bacteria, researchers say

1/6/2015
ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

1/2/2015
FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu

Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

12/19/2014
Health Tip: 12 Ways to a Healthier Holiday

'Tis the season to stay well

12/5/2014
Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds

But you should still wash your hands, experts caution

12/5/2014
12/4/2014
Health Tip: When to Wash Your Hands

When it's particularly important

11/25/2014
Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

11/12/2014
Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene

10/30/2014
4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

10/9/2014
Study Finds Hospital Patients Don't Wash Their Hands Enough

More education needed about importance of infection control, researcher says

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/22/2014
Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly

Use proper washing techniques to reduce risk of illness

9/17/2014
Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

8/25/2014
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

8/12/2014
Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds

Students taught hand hygiene had similar number of sick days

8/12/2014
What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth?

Expert advice is 'unacceptably inconsistent,' study finds

8/11/2014
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation

7/28/2014
'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

7/7/2014
Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

Research documents numerous missed opportunities with each patient

7/1/2014
Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA

Doing so raises risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet, agency warns

5/30/2014