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Enforcing Rather Than Encouraging Hand Hygiene In Healthcare

Source: Pure Hold Limited

Against the backdrop of media and public focus on infection, there is an increasingly prominent market nowadays for hygiene products. Most hospitals now have sanitizing gel dispensers attached to the wall next to ward entrances and doorways. But this article will introduce some products that aim to enforce, rather than merely encourage, hand hygiene compliance. [...]

TSRI Scientists Design Nicotine Vaccine That Provokes Robust Immune Response

Kim Janda, PhD, is the Ely R. Callaway Jr. Professor of Chemistry and member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute.
Source: The Scripps Research Institute.

When a promising nicotine vaccine failed in clinical trials a few years ago, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were determined to keep trying to help smokers overcome their addiction. Now the team has designed a more effective nicotine vaccine and proven that the structures of molecules used in vaccines is critical. The study [...]

The Health Warning Some Smokers Aren’t Hearing From Their Doctors

Exposure to smoke from just one cigarette impacts blood flow to chronic wounds - but a new study shows the habit's impact on healing is rarely discussed with chronic wound patients. Source: The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

While smokers are likely to hear dozens of reasons why they should quit – ranging from wrinkles to cancer – a new study is showing that there is a major health issue that healthcare providers may not be discussing: chronic wounds. Affecting 6.5 million people in the United States, non-healing wounds like pressure ulcers, venous [...]

Imaging Techniques Reliably Predict Treatment Outcomes For TB Patients

This is a CT scan showing a TB patient's response to an antibiotic drug regimen.
Source: NIAID

Two medical imaging techniques, called positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT), could be used in combination as a biomarker to predict the effectiveness of antibiotic drug regimens being tested to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients, according to researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. [...]

New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young

Humboldt State Kinesiology Professor Justus Ortega conducts walking efficiency testing. Source Humboldt State

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults. The study looked at adults over the age of 65—some of whom walk for exercise and some who run for exercise. The researchers found that those who run [...]

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