News tagged with disease prevention

Wash your hands and you may approach the patient bed

Each year patients in the U.S. get more than a million infections while in the hospital being treated for something else. The best way to prevent infection is to practice proper hand hygiene, according to the U.S. Centers ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Health
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Diabetes belt identified in southern United States

In the 1960s, a group of U.S. states with high age-adjusted stroke mortality defined a "stroke belt." Until recently, geographic patterns of diabetes had not been specifically characterized in the same manner. In an article ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Health
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Trend reversal: Big drop in kids' ear infections

(AP) -- Ear infections, a scourge that has left countless tots screaming through the night, have fallen dramatically, and some researchers suggest a decline in smoking by parents might be part of the reason.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Health
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