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Hand washing is key to reducing infection risks

London - A new Internet educational series, designed to encourage people to wash their hands more often, should lower the risk of catching and passing on infections. This is the finding of a new medical survey.

Increased hand washing is causing harm to healthcare workers

London - As part of the improvements in hospitals to minimize the rate of healthcare acquired infections affecting patients, healthcare workers have been told to frequently wash their hands. One downside is an increase in skin conditions.

Are antibacterial soaps effective, safe? Prove it, says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now questioning the efficacy and safety of antibacterial soaps, suggesting that they may not kill as many germs as previously thought, and may even pose some health risks to consumers.

Hand washing not as effective as thought against the flu

There is a commonly held assumption that hand washing, also known as 'proper hygiene,' prevents the spread of respiratory illnesses such as influenza. New research on the topic shows that hand washing is not an effective tool.

Medical Workers Need Handwashing Lessons

Already pinching pennies, it seems that Vancouver Island Health Authority has decided that there is a big reason to spend $130 000 to educate medical workers on proper handwashing.

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