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Sleep in' dirty – Unwashed duvets become a hotbed for mite

This might be a wake up call to get the duvets washed and clean. Research has found out that many Britons do not wash their duvets even in six months, and these could// be the most happening places for mites, filth and even dead skin. A survey conducted in many households revealed that two i...

Monitoring System Stops Hospital Infections with Traffic Light Camera to Capture Hand Hygiene Violators

...ning and images of their violation are recorded and stored for administrative action. The risk of serious hospital infections from contaminated, unwashed hands has been well known for over 150 years. Even with the best-faith efforts on the part of hospital administrators, getting overworked hospital sta...

Swine Flu: Infection Control in Hospitals Will Be Critical

...ntrol and Prevention. Bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Clostridium difficile race through hospitals, spread by unwashed hands and unclean equipment. How can hospitals that are failing to prevent ordinary infections spread by touch contain a new, unknown virus that can s...

American Academy of Dermatology Research Shows Athletes Susceptible to Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infections

...ultiple football players requiring hospitalization due to MRSA infections. The reporting health departments in each instance recognized the sharing of unwashed bath towels, balms and lubricants as possible modes of transmission of the infection. While numerous studies have identified potential risk factors ...

Proper Hand Hygiene Is Key to Avoiding Illness During Cold and Flu Season

...nually, according to the CDC, this is a critical time for parents to teach--or remind--the whole family of proper hand hygiene. "There are plenty of unwashed hands out there. Only one in five of us does the job properly," says Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Environmental Microbiology at the University of A...

Alarming MRSA Infection Rates Underscore Need for Public Reporting of Hospital-Acquired Infections

...ollars," said McGiffert. MRSA and other hospital acquired infections can spread from patient to patient through contact with doctors and nurses with unwashed hands, contaminated gloves and medical equipment. Numerous studies have documented that hand hygiene compliance rates in most hospitals are unacceptab...

North Shore-LIJ Health System Begins Online Posting of Hospital Infection Rates, Other Performance Information

... makes a substance that can cause diarrhea. C.difficile also produces spores that can be found on toilet seats or other places touched by unwashed hands. Hospitals already report hospital-acquired infections to the New York State Department of Health, which the state will begin to publicly repor...

Dust mites use Duvets as their Haven

...s in addition to bacteria and fungal spores. In fact analysis of an 11-year unwashed duvet revealed over an ounce and a half of debris including skin scales and...ctions amongst owners and their partners." According to her the 11-year unwashed duvet could trigger symptoms of rhinitis, asthma and conjunctivitis as well...

Parental Knowledge Of RSV Infections Is Vital

...ections. The virus can be easily contracted from an infected person. The virus is viable for several hours on a surface of table or playpen, or on unwashed hands. The symptoms of RSV infections are running nose, cough and mild fever from which the body recuperates within five to seven days. In case of...
Unwashed in Medical Dictionary

Body lice

...ected clothing and bedding as well ... Where did head lice come from? A little history. ... Although body lice usually deposit their nits on unwashed clothing fibers, the ... Fortunately, body lice are not common in the United States. ... The young body lice (nymphs) will grow and molt t...
Unwashed in Biological News

Research supports toxoplasmosis link to schizophrenia

...relays messages in the brain controlling aspects of movement, cognition and behaviour. Toxoplasmosis, which is transmitted via cat faeces (found on unwashed vegetables) and raw or undercooked infected meat, is relatively common, with 10-20% of the UK population and 22% of the US population estimated to car...

Nothing stops an expert in the art of living

... mirid bugs as other insects, with the glue stretching to produce filaments as much as 5 cm long. But when they successfully attached glue droplets to unwashed mirid bug cuticles, the cuticles easily broke free of the glue, rarely forming filaments more than 1.5 cm long. Voigt suspects that insect victims eve...

How nonstick bugs evade natural fly paper

...the mirid bugs as to other insects, with the glue stretching to produce filaments as long as 5cm. But when they successfully attached glue droplets to unwashed mirid bug cuticles, the cuticles easily broke free from the glue, rarely forming filaments more than 1.5cm long. Voigt suspects that insect victims ev...

How non-stick bugs evade natural fly paper

...the mirid bugs as to other insects, with the glue stretching to produce filaments as long as 5cm. But when they successfully attached glue droplets to unwashed mirid bug cuticles, the cuticles easily broke free from the glue, rarely forming filaments more than 1.5cm long. Voigt suspects that insect victims ev...

Researchers uncover E. coli's defense mechanism

... closely related to Salmonella bacteria. The pathogenic forms of E. coli and Salmonella are usually transmitted to humans through undercooked meat, unwashed vegetables and cross contamination from surfaces on which these foods were prepared. Infections from either of these organisms can cause diarrhea, abd...
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