Hygiene Health News

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4/22/2014
Health Tip: Wash Hands for Food Safety

When you should scrub up

4/19/2014
If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

4/17/2014
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

4/11/2014
Spring Cleaning Helps Stave Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts

Tips for keeping pollen, mold and dust mites from your home

4/10/2014
Kitchen Cutting Boards Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Poultry prep linked to E. coli found on food equipment in homes, hospitals

4/8/2014
Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching

Canadian study enlisted patients to monitor hospital staff

3/26/2014
Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC

Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

3/14/2014
How 1 Hospital Combats E. Coli Germ in Food

Swiss facility had high rates of contamination with drug-resistant strain, but proper preparation cut risk

3/13/2014
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth

2/28/2014
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

1/30/2014
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

1/27/2014
Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review

Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports

1/17/2014
Health Tip: Keep Nails Healthy

Make sure they're trimmed, dry and clean

1/16/2014
1/8/2014
VA Program Reduces MRSA Germ Cases at Long-Term Care Centers

Study showed simple infection-control measures at 133 facilities were effective

1/3/2014
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

12/25/2013
Food Safety Counts, Especially During the Holiday Season

Hand washing is key to preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses, expert advises

12/16/2013
FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes

Makers would have to prove they're safe and effective

12/15/2013
Tips for Tackling Winter Allergy Triggers

Spending time indoors can raise exposure to mold, dust mites, pets, chemicals and fumes, experts warn

11/8/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Animal Exhibits

Wash hands after leaving the petting zoo

11/4/2013
Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

11/1/2013
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy

Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

11/1/2013
Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

It can lead to an infection

10/30/2013
Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth

Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

10/18/2013
Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice

Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem

10/11/2013
Tailgating Tips for Food Safety

Expert advice on pre-party food prep, storage and the best items to fill your cooler

10/11/2013
Take Infection Precautions When Using Nasal-Rinsing Products: FDA

Neti pots and similar devices to clear sinuses require proper cleaning, water type

10/7/2013
ICU Gloves, Gowns Might Reduce MRSA Infection, Study Says

Review of health care workers showed drop in 'superbug' spread

9/28/2013
Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

9/23/2013
Health Tip: Keep Your Nails Clean

And help prevent the spread of germs

9/16/2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/4/2013
Britain's King Richard III Likely Had Roundworms

Signs of parasitic infection found in his centuries-old remains

7/24/2013
Health Tip: Keep Germs to Yourself

Cover your mouth while you cough or sneeze

7/9/2013
Cat Poop May Pose Health Risk

Parasite linked to variety of diseases, experts say

6/24/2013
Health Tip: Use Hand Sanitizer Properly

Use the product even when hands aren't visibly dirty

6/13/2013
Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study

Used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts, dirty devices might pose infection risk

6/11/2013
Only 5 Percent of Restroom Patrons Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds

And 1 in 10 don't scrub up at all after flushing

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/5/2013
Men Face Higher Risk of Infections Related to Health Care

Extensive study found hospitalized men had 60 percent greater odds of bloodstream, surgical infections

5/29/2013
Deadly 'Super Bug' Controlled in Large Study of Hospitals

Bloodstream infections, including those caused by MRSA, reduced by more than 40%

5/25/2013
Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks

Pets should be fully vaccinated before frolicking with friends, vet says

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/16/2013
Health Tip: Keep Nails Trim and Clean

And avoid spreading germs

5/14/2013
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis

Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

5/2/2013
First Aid Tips for Treating Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds

Acting quickly can help injuries heal faster, prevent infection

4/30/2013
Keep Beauty Regimen Safe During Pregnancy, Doctor Advises

Helpful tips can reassure expectant mothers about their hair, nail and skin care treatments

4/8/2013
Tapeworm-Linked Seizures May Be Rising in U.S., Doctors Say

Neurologists issue guidelines for treatment

3/22/2013
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says