infection control

New ’spray-on skin’ heals ulcers faster: Study


August 5th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A 'spray-on skin' can speed up healing of chronic ulcers by 50 percent, a new study suggests.The spray quickly healed venous leg ulcers (the most ... Read more...

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Occurrence of MRSA infection increases in summer, autumn months


March 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Scientists have found a significant increase in the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the summer and autumn months.The increase was more pronounced in the pediatric ... Read more...

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Artemis hospital nominated for hygiene excellence award


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 3 (IANS) Artemis Health Institute, a private hospital in the national capital region, has been nominated for the Asia-pacific hand hygiene excellence award.The award has been instituted by the ... Read more...

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Drying hands as important as washing them


September 13th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Is washing your hands enough to prevent infections or stop them from spreading? No, drying them is equally important. Until you dry your hands thoroughly after each wash, you ... Read more...

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TB cases down in India


August 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is showing a declining trend as a result of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), parliament was told Friday. "The estimated ... Read more...

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Priority is to up collaborative TB-HIV activities


July 19th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSThere is convincing evidence that scaling up collaborative TB-HIV activities, improve TB and HIV programme performances. β€œIn 2008, there were an estimated 9.4 million incident TB cases globally, ... Read more...

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Keyboards ‘more contaminated with bacteria than emergency departments’


June 4th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Computer keyboards in hospitals can be more contaminated with bacteria than emergency departments, a new American study has shown.The study conducted at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found ... Read more...

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Clinical Establishment Bill to be passed in monsoon session


May 14th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The bill for regulating clinical establishments to ensure safer health practices will be passed by parliament in the coming monsoon session, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ... Read more...

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Twitter may transmit misinformation about antibiotics


March 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Social networking sites like Twitter can spread misunderstandings about proper use of antibiotics, a new study says. Columbia University and MixedInk (New York) researchers studied the content of Twitter ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UK Department of Health allows female Muslim doctors to wear disposable sleeves


March 27th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 27 (ANI): UK Department of Health has allowed female Muslim doctors to wear disposable sleeves to protect their modesty.According to NHS rules, all staff involved in caring for patients should ... Read more...

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Hand wash most effective way to avoid H1N1


December 6th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Washing your hands is one of the simplest and most effective ways to avoid infections such as H1N1 and seasonal influenza, says a Geisinger physician."Washing your hands is ... Read more...

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Now, digital ‘plaster’ to remotely monitor vital signs in heart patients


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Heart patients can now get rid of those bulky, fixed monitoring machines, for now researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) are testing a wireless digital 'plaster' that can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cleaning agent may help in superbug battle


June 27th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): A cleaning agent, developed to stop mould growth in bakeries and fish factories, has been found effective in killing hospital superbugs, say researchers.The research team from Manchester ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Search for co-passengers of swine-flu infected Indian


May 17th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Authorities are trying to trace the co-passengers of a 23-year-old Hyderabad resident, who had come there from the US and was detected to be infected with influenza ... Read more...

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First H1N1(Swine Flu) positive case in India


May 16th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
A 23 year old passenger who traveled from USA [Emirates Airline EK-202, departing New York on 11.5.2009 at 11.00 p.m. local time] transiting Dubai [Emirates Airline EK-524] arriving Hyderabad on 13.5.2009 at ... Read more...

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Hyderabad witnesses first swine flu case in India


May 16th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, May 16 (ANI): Hyderabad witnessed its first ever case of swine flu on Saturday when a 23-year-old man was found to be infected with Influenza AH1N1.According to the Health Ministry, the ... Read more...

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India has its first swine flu patient


May 16th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A 23-year-old man, who arrived at Hyderabad airport from the US, has been found to be infected with influenza A (H1N1). This is the first case of ... Read more...

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Suspected swine flu outbreak among New Zealand students


April 26th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) – The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is investigating an influenza-like illness among a group of 25 people from Rangitoto College and swine flu is suspected, ... Read more...

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‘Safe’ clinical practices unwittingly spur hepatitis B virus


April 13th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Routine clinical practices, presumed safe, could spur patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), one of the most lethal of its kind. A review of 33 HBV outbreaks has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Is it ethical to provide TB treatment without quality counselling?


March 20th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant (CNS)How ethical is it to providing treatment for anti-TB drug resistance without quality counseling? The treatment literacy, infection control, toxicity and side-effects related to the treatment, adherence and a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Doctors and nurses’ mobile phones crawling with bacteria


March 13th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Cell phones belonging to hospital staff are crawling with bacteria, a potential source of hospital-acquired infections. Medical researchers from Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested doctors and nurses' mobile ... Read more...

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Hospital mobile phones spread superbugs


March 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Mobile phones used by hospital workers can be a source of hospital-acquired infections that kill thousands of people every year, say researchers.These superbugs could easily be transmitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

S. Asian women more vulnerable to gender discrimination: SAARC body


August 4th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.4 (ANI): Women in South Asia are more vulnerable to discrimination, social injustice, gender equity and equality as compared to those living in western countries, a meeting of the SAARC ... Read more...

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