Health

Children and good hand-washing habits

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

Health

Pandemic precautions may have long-term effects on our microbiome

In recent years, scientists like the University of Delaware's Melissa Melby have been sounding the alarm about what is sometimes called "the hygiene hypothesis"—the effect of intensive sanitizing and increased use of antibiotics ...

Health

Examining the adverse effects of hand sanitizers

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer have been some of the most important methods to combat spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of increased hand irritation and dryness prompted a study led by researchers ...

Surgery

Researchers use an app to decrease infections following surgery

Volunteer surgeons and students take part every year in medical-surgical mission Medipinas, to perform free operations for patients with no resources in the Santa Maria Josefa Hospital Foundation of Iriga City, in the Philippines. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand dermatitis currently prevalent in health care workers

(HealthDay)—More than 90 percent of health care workers and two-thirds of the general population currently have hand dermatitis, according to a study presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Spring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 transmission extremely low at group of North Carolina day camps

Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of YMCA summer camps held last year in North Carolina that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, with close to zero transmissions ...

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