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Study: Soap And Water Work Best In Ridding Hands Of Disease Viruses

...tudy ever done comparing the effectiveness of hand hygiene products shows that nothing works better in gettin...ds. "We studied the efficacy of 14 different hand hygiene agents in reducing bacteria and viruses from the hands," said Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, a public he...

Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences The Transmission Of Diseases In-flight

...ir travel and infection. They write that good hand hygiene has been proven to reduce the risk of disease transmission, and air travellers should make it part of their normal travel routine. Dr Gendreau comments: "Because of the increasing ease and affordability of air travel and mobility of people, airborne...

Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient

...populations, and tightening the bonds between sex, hygiene and procreation programmes. The round table devoted to treatment had reaffirmed the urgent need to expand treatment programmes, he said. Considerable difficulties still hampered the attainment of that objective, including the lack of public health i...

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases

...mon infections can often be prevented using simple hygiene measures and a little common sense. "Deadly diseases, such as typhoid or cholera, are unlikely to break out after hurricanes and floods in areas where these diseases do not already naturally occur," says Ruth Berkelman, MD, Chair of the Public and S...

'Nanospheres' that block pain of sensitive teeth

...way to treat this condition is through good dental hygiene - using special toothpastes and fluorine mouthwashes which encourage re-mineralization of the dentine coating. Jonathan Earl, David Wood and Steve Milne from the Institute of Materials Research at the University of Leeds have found that the most su...

Tetracycline plus teeth equal gray smile

...iod, the patient maintained a meticulous home oral hygiene care and took potassium nitrate, which also decreases sensitivity after bleaching. Then, after the three week time period, the patient uses the trays for another three weeks. "The results significantly boosted my patient's self-esteem and he was t...

Parasitic worms used to fight bowel disease

...s Diseases. Some researchers argue that improved hygiene throughout the developed world may be responsible ...conditions can be explained as combinations of the hygiene hypothesis and genetics. ...

Wild vs. lab rodent comparison supports hygiene hypothesis

...le in industrialized societies that greatly stress hygiene have higher rates of allergy and autoimmune diseas...han do people in less developed societies in which hygiene is harder to achieve or considered less critical. The prevailing hypothesis concerning the developm...

Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies

... a graduate of UC's environmental and occupational hygiene program and study lead author. "But because mold exists naturally in the outdoors, it's very difficult to completely remove mold spores from the air." Osborne conducted this research while pursuing her master's at UC and is currently employed as an ...

Transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to previous intensive care unit room occupants

...ifficult-to-clean design or poor placement of hand hygiene equipment, transmission may be more directly linked to a prior occupant who harbors a resistant organism rather than to a particular room," the authors write. Susan S. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, B...

Household transmission of SARS: Lessons learned

...ex case (first case) after becoming ill, poor hand hygiene and poor use of respiratory protective measures. SARS presented a unique public health situation, in which urgent prevention and control measures neededto be taken, while at the same time the identity of the infectious agent was unknown. ...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

... and more than 2.5 billion people don't have basic hygiene facilities, according to the United Nations. Davis...d during storage by family members with inadequate hygiene practices. On the other hand, without a sufficient quantity available to the household, it is exceed...

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