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  • Survey Finds Consumers Want an Honest Conversation About Bathroom Habits
    For the most part, what happens in the bathroom stays in the bathroom. Some conversations and behaviors are too private or shocking to discuss, but there are ways to make the taboo talkable. A recent survey(1) found that bathroom discussions can be informative, useful or ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • 1 in 10 Americans Touched by Bed Bug Problem
    Despite media reports that make it seem like the country has been overrun by bed bugs, most Americans seem to be taking this latest scare in stride, with about 1 in 10 respondents in a nationwide survey saying they or someone they know has had a bed bug problem. That number ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Much Faster, More Accurate Diagnostic for Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    A new, fully automated system is much quicker, and more accurate in diagnosing influenza A and B, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A and B than conventional alternatives, according to a paper in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. The new ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Upending Conventional Wisdom, Certain Virus Families are Ancient
    Certain families of single-stranded DNA virus are more than 40 to 50 million years old, according to investigators from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The investigators found remnants of circoviruses and ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Cellular Protein Hobbles HIV-1
    A cellular protein called BST-2 had already been known to interfere with the spread of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), by inhibiting the release of its progeny particles from infected cells. Now a team from McGill University, Montreal, shows that in addition, ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa Found in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis in Canada
    A common transmissible strain of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been identified among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients in Canada, suggesting that cross-infection has occurred widely between CF centers in the United Kingdom and Canada, according to a study in the Nov. ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Effective Diagnosis, Treatment of Ear Infections in Children Examined
    Among the findings of an analysis of previous studies regarding ear infections in children are that results from otoscopic exams are critical to accurate diagnosis and antibiotics are modestly more effective than no treatment, with most antibiotics demonstrating similar ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Treatment for Ear Infections in Kids Provides Only Modest Benefits
    Using antibiotics to treat newly diagnosed acute ear infections among children is modestly more effective than no treatment, but comes with a risk of side effects, according to a new study designed to help advise efforts to rewrite treatment guidelines for the common ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News
  • Best Practices for Wound Care and Infection Control
    ICT asked members of industry to share some best practices related to proper wound care/pressure ulcer prevention and treatment modalities for infection control. 3M: Effective management of moisture in low to high exudating wounds is critical for optimized wound healing and ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • New Dressing Turns Color to Indicate Infection
    Whether a small cut with a knife, a surgical wound or a major injury caused by a fall – the body's defense and repair system leaps into action and tries to close the wound as quickly as possible. ...More
    November 17, 2010 Posted in News