Dentistry

Interventions for aerosols generated during clinical practice

Researchers at the KI Department of Dental Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Zurich, have published a systematic review in the Journal of Dental Research, providing evidence for interventions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some decontamination processes damage N95 face masks

Certain methods of decontaminating medical face masks for repeated use during the COVID-19 pandemic appear to damage the masks' integrity and protective function, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New vaccine holds promise in fighting diarrheal disease

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have teamed up with OHSU spinoff, Najít Technologies, Inc. to develop a new vaccine that appears to confer immunity to a diarrheal disease that afflicts hundreds of millions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus myth: Mouthwash can reduce the spread

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to disinfect items around the house, or as an antiseptic to keep minor skin cuts from getting infected. So why not rinse your mouth with the colorless, caustic liquid to kill the coronavirus?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New decontamination protocol permits reuse of N95 respirators

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of personal protective equipment, including "N95" face respirators, needed by frontline healthcare providers. A new protocol using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate ...

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