Health Risks of Home Care

Home-based health care is often a preferable alternative to costly, uncomfortable long-term hospital care. However, a recent analysis raises concerns to watch for if you or a loved one use home care. Researchers found the infection rates ranged from 5% to 80% in different home settings. Untrained workers and unsterile catheters were common causes, particularly…

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Reducing Childhood Infections the Simple Way

Simple infection control practices to reduce the transmission of illness play an important part in community influenza prevention. A recent three-year study in a 240 student kindergarten in Thailand reported a three-fold (p=0.02) drop of influenza-like symptoms, and a twenty-fold (p=.007) drop in diarrhea following the introduction of four simple practices. Students, teachers and parents…

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