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Hospitals Cut Healthcare-Associated Infections By Half

Unfortunately the bad news is that about 1 in 25 patients experience one of these infections every day.

04/08/2014

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Sharing Computers May Sicken Students

Illnesses, such as the norovirus, typically spread by person to person contact. Contamination of a shared computer keyboard and mouse can contribute to spreading the illness quickly through schools.

12/07/2012

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Survey Says People Aren’t Washing Their Hands Enough, Especially Men

Experts keep saying washing your hands could reduce the spread of germs, but according to a recent study, not everyone is doing it.

11/04/2012

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a major psychiatric problem where people have recurrent or persistent thoughts, impulses, or images they find distressing. It is estimated that 2 to 45% of the population can experience it.

01/31/2012

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Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis is the medical term for pink eye, a condition most people have experienced, especially if they are parents of young children.

01/18/2012

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Report: Most Medical Students Don’t Know When Hand Washing Is Necessary

Only 33 percent — a third of the students — correctly identified the five situations that require hand hygiene.

12/15/2011

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More Proof Washing Hands Prevents Spread Of Infection

You want to reduce the incidence of infection in schools. And, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control, there is a good way to make it happen.

12/08/2011

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