Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs—new study

Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control ...

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Even the best healthcare facilities can do more to prevent infections

Healthcare-associated infections can be reduced by up to 55 percent by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, according to a review of 144 studies published today in Infection ...

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CDC: brucellosis in dogs remains a public health risk

(HealthDay)—Brucella canis is an under-recognized infection in dogs that poses a threat to human health, according to a report published in the August issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging ...

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CDC: more than 400 sickened by McDonald's salads

(HealthDay)—The number of confirmed cases of a parasite-caused illness linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix is now 436 in 15 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Infection prevention differs between small, large hospitals

(HealthDay)—Small and large hospitals differ in infection preventionist (IP) staffing and infection prevention and control (IPC) resources, according to a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection ...

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How doctors receive feedback is key for antimicrobial programs

(HealthDay)—Anticipation of how providers will receive feedback is important for antimicrobial stewardship programs to consider in informing educational messaging, according to a study published online June 7 in Infection ...

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AMA opposes proposed cuts, gag orders for reproductive health

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) strongly objects to the Trump administration's plan to withhold federal family planning funding from Planned Parenthood and other entities, according to a statement released ...

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