Health

Watchdog: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities unreported

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to fight 'scary' superbugs? Cooperation and a special soap

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New efforts to reduce lethal superbugs in hospitals show promise

If you visit a doctor's surgery or hospital you may be asked to apply a hand sanitiser upon entry. Strict hand hygiene practices have become one of the most essential activities in the battle against reducing multi-drug resistant ...

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