Oncology & Cancer

The case for having dentists on your cancer care team

Cancer treatment often takes a team of health professionals—oncologists, nurses, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and social workers—to coordinate and provide comprehensive support for patients. At NYU, dentists ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Football matches increased local COVID-19 levels in Germany

The research, published in De Gruyter's German Economic Review, the official publication of the German Economic Association, found that local COVID-19 incidence on match days played a key role in subsequent infection levels.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidance released for preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

In the second in series of updates on guidance for infection control in acute-care hospitals, five medical organizations are recommending best practices for preventing hospital-associated pneumonia. Pneumonia is the most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus might be behind mystery child hepatitis cases: US agency

Nine young children from Alabama affected by a mysterious hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) all tested positive for a common pathogen called adenovirus 41, a study by the US health agency said Friday.

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Hygiene

Hygiene, refers to the set of practices associated with the preservation of health and healthy living. Hygiene is a concept related to medicine as well as to personal and professional care practices related to most aspects of living although it is most often associated with cleanliness and preventative measures. In medicine, hygiene practices are employed to reduce the incidence and spreading of disease. Other uses of the term hygiene appear in phrases including: personal hygiene, domestic hygiene, dental hygiene, and occupational hygiene and is frequently used in connection with public health. The term "hygiene" is derived from Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation. Hygiene is also the name of the science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health, also called hygienics. Hygiene practices vary widely and what is considered acceptable in one culture might not be acceptable in another.

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