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Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

Most raw chicken in hospitals contains pathogenic bacteria

More than 80% of raw chicken samples tested in a hospital kitchen tested positive for antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

One in 25 patients infected in U.S. hospitals

New federal data has revealed that one in 25 U.S. hospital patients has caught an infection while residing in the hospital.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

London - A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

New surface kills bacteria, even in the dark

A research group has developed a first light-activated antimicrobial surface that can kill pathogenic bacteria even in the dark. It is hoped that the use of the surface will reduce hospital acquired infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Future of Long Island College Hospital uncertain

Brooklyn - Proposals have come from five bidders who wish to keep Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn functioning as a hospital, but not one has a license to run a hospital in New York at this point.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Canadian man tests negative for Ebola

Early Tuesday, it was revealed that a Canadian man, widely feared to be suffering from Ebola, tested negative for the virus.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

Aborted babies used as heating source in United Kingdom

Thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated and used to heat at least two hospitals in the United Kingdom according to an investigation.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Sixteen people die due to hospital 'superbug'

Manchester - Sixteen people have died in the Manchester area over the past four years from a highly resistant "superbug" that has spread across North West England.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

US aims to follow Britain's lead in fighting superbugs

Washington - Some $30 million proposed by President Barack Obama could help hospitals fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance much the way Britain has, US health authorities said Tuesday.The extra funds for fiscal year 2015, if approved by Congress, woul...
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)
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New funding allocated to hospital aftercare for homeless people

The U.K. Department of Health has announced that new funding is being allocated to ensure that homeless people who...
May 22, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cleanroom Flooring

A study of particles and cleanroom flooring revealed that the levels of particles removed from footwear and retained on...
May 2, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New MRSA strain

An international study has revealed that a new strain of the MRSA has made a leap from food animals to humans....
Feb 28, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotic use may aid the spread of MRSA in hospitals

New research suggests that the use of a commonly prescribed antibiotic is likely to be a major contributor to the...
Jan 14, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antimicrobial textiles for medical use

The Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)...
Dec 23, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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