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Potentially harmful staph bacteria can lurk deep inside the nose, a small new study finds. Researchers tested 12 healthy people and found that formerly overlooked sites deep within the nose may be reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus , which is a
Research shows eight in 10 doctors have a smartphone and 57% use them during contact with patients. At the same time, smartphones are carried everywhere, including to places with poor hygiene. They are not disinfected and can therefore be a source of
Government's food and farming department has refused to say which on or who they supply (file picture) At the same time, it has decided to keep both the name of the farm involved and the retailers it supplies a secret in a move that will alarm
The Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has warned that a new strain of MRSA has been found in turkeys. She told Sky News: "We've found there is an animal strain of MRSA in turkeys. There is very low risk to the public but they might worry. "
UK has been found in turkeys and chickens on a farm in Norfolk according to the Department of Health (DH). A spokesman said that two thirds of the turkeys on the farm, which hasn't been named, were found to be infected. It is thought that hundreds of
Share Tools Hospitals could reduce nosocomial infections by using new technology, such as alarms for scheduled filter changes or pressurized mats in front of hand-washing areas to make sure employees spend enough time at the sink, to help staff
Back in September, the CDC issued its first ever report on the threats posed by antibiotic-resistant organisms. "If we are not careful," said CDC director Tom Frieden at the time, "we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era."...Her vision of the future
Conn. (AP) Norwich authorities locked down the city police department and The Bulletin newspaper building for a couple of hours because of a potentially threatening letter. The Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1h2ZCL6 ) that the newspaper's publisher,
it felt like her brother had the plague. He spent most of the last six months of his life in isolation in Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals, before dying of complications caused by a stroke in July. Brian Pool was New Zealand's first known carrier of
November 2013 Yesterday, NZ's mainstream media were busy reporting the death of a Kiwi who was infected with a totally antibiotic-resistant infection and died (albeit of complications from a stroke, not from the infection). "We're all going to die"