Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics

The molecular machinery used by bacteria to resist chemicals designed to kill them could also help produce precursors for a new generation of nylon and other polymers, according to new research by scientists from Australia ...

Health

Findings do not support chlorhexidine bathing in ICUs

Once daily bathing with disposable cloths with the topical antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine of critically ill patients did not reduce the incidence of health care-associated infections, according to a study appearing in ...

Medications

FDA seeks to improve safety of antiseptic swabs

(HealthDay)—Manufacturers of antiseptic swabs and solutions are being asked to make voluntary labeling and packaging changes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germ-killing soaps cut hospital infection rates

A policy of regularly washing every patient in the intensive care unit with antimicrobial cloths helped cut down on dangerous blood infections by 44 percent, a US study said Wednesday.

Medications

Save the Children teams up with pharma giant GSK in Africa

International development charity Save the Children is linking up with British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in what both sides say is a unique collaboration to save children's lives in Africa.

page 1 from 2