Health

Why hand-washing beats hand sanitizers

Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.

Health

Hand sanitizers effective, but handwashing is better

Whether they dangle from keychains, spritz from pens or froth and pump out of clinic and classroom dispensers, hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work.

Pediatrics

Hand hygiene program beneficial for day care centers

(HealthDay)—An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections (RI) for children attending day care centers (DCCs), according to a study published online Oct. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines how heartfelt guilt affects individuals

For thousands of years, people have closely associated moral cleanliness with acts of physical cleanliness. A recent study published in the Australian Journal of Psychology explored this association by eliciting guilt, a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germs gaining resistance to hand gels in hospitals

Potentially dangerous bacteria already resistant to antibiotics are now developing resistance to common alcohol-based hand gels, a new study reports.

Health

Patient, physician co-washing may increase hand washing

(HealthDay)—A new approach to outpatient hand washing involving patient and physician co-washing may increase hand washing, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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