Navigation Links
Less Stomach Infections If Hand Sanitizer Gel Is Used

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston had reported in the current edition of Pediatrics that use of alcohol based hand sanitizer gels are effective in reducing stomach problems from gastro-intestinal infections.//

In a study of 292 Greater Boston families -- half of which were given hand sanitizer -- those that used the gel had a 59 percent reduction in the spread of GI illnesses. The families were recruited through day care centers, and all had a least one child in day care. Families already using hand sanitizer were excluded from the study. Half the families were randomly assigned to receive hand sanitizer and educational materials on hand hygiene. They were told to place bottles of the gel around the house, including bathroom, kitchen and baby’s room, and to apply it to their hands after using the toilet, before preparing food, after diaper changes, etc. The remaining families, serving as controls, received only materials about nutrition, and were asked not to use hand sanitizer. The two groups reported similar rates of hand washing on an initial questionnaire.

For five months, investigators tracked the families, phoning every other week to record how much hand sanitizer had been used, whether someone had developed a respiratory or GI infection, and whether the illness had spread to others in the home. The families given hand sanitizer had a 59 percent lower incidence of secondary GI illnesses as compared with the control group, after adjustment for other factors such as the number of young children in the household. In addition, families reporting higher amounts sanitizer usage (more than 2 oz in 2 weeks, indicating 4-5 uses per day) were about 20 percent less likely to transmit respiratory illnesses, but this effect didn’t reach statistical significance.

A related study from Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, published in the April issue of Pediatrics, did observe a protective effect against respirator y illness among families who used hand sanitizer gels at their own initiative.

The alcohol-based gels, widely available in stores, do not require water and rapidly kill most bacteria and viruses on the skin. They are a convenient alternative for busy parents who are unable to get to a sink while caring for sick children.

Source: Newswis
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach
2. Stomach infections may be associated with irregular heart rhythm
3. Proteinomics Research holds Key to Stomach Cancer
4. Can Home Remedy For Stomachache Work?
5. Moms Stomach Bacteria Can Cause Leukaemia In Children
6. Stomach Beats Can Tell the Truth About Lying
7. Novel Discoveries For Treatment Of Stomach Cancer
8. New Camera Pill To Diagnose Stomach Problems
9. Stomach Hormone to Aid in Controlling Appetite
10. Receptor for H.pylori Identified in Stomach
11. Metallic and Glass Objects Retreived from Womens Stomach
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/24/2017)... Huntingdon Valley, PA (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... wind and rain storms wreak havoc across communities and often result in massive tree ... Top 3 actions homeowners can take now including tree trimming, tree cabling and hazardous ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 24, ... ... is figuring out how to change manufacturers future. , The agency is hammering ... Century Cures Act, one of the farthest-ranging laws ever to affect FDA-regulated firms. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... new office at 2307 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, New York, (516) 784-5858. The office ... Fabrikant, M.D. and physician assistants Lori Friedman and Fruma Leah Wiederman. , ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... “Nana Nana Boo Boo”: a delightful tale of a young girl who learns ... is the creation of published author Michael Rush, a Deputy Sheriff, former world champion ... new book presents the importance of manners in a way easily understood by children ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... “Journey to the Light: ... novel that details a young woman’s path to finding herself. “Journey to the ... of published author, Jamie Grayson, an experienced writer of newsletters, manuals, and articles, who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017  US medical equipment and ... 2021, according to Medical Equipment & Supplies: ... Freedonia Focus Reports. Continued increases in demand for medical ... of the population and supported by gains in disposable ... and supplies. New product introductions will also drive sales ...
(Date:7/6/2017)... division of Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, is celebrating a decade of empowering ... celebrate its anniversary, ThriveRx recently launched a redesigned website at thriverx.diplomat.is ... to create the best user experience for consumers and health care professionals. ... Diplomat Pharmacy ... "We,ve made several great strides throughout the past 10 years," ...
(Date:7/1/2017)... June 30, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... earnings conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet ... A news release detailing the quarterly results will be made ... conference call. The live audio webcast can be ... . It will be archived for replay following the conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: