Tag: "hygiene" at biology news
Oral saline spray may slash spread of exhaled pathogens
...s says. "This work could also point the way to new hygiene
protocols in clinical settings as well as enclosed spaces." It has long been known that exhaled bioaerosol particles constitute an important vector for the spread of infectious diseases, although the work by Edwards and colleagues is the first to...
Doctors link common chemotherapy drug to jawbone necrosis
...ancer, chemotherapy, corticosteroids and poor oral hygiene
prior to initiating treatment with bisphosphonates. "Monitoring the dental health of patients on bisphosphonates is key because an early diagnosis may reduce the complications resulting from advanced destruction of the jaw bone," said Dr. Ruggi...
Study: Soap and water work best in ridding hands of disease viruses
...tudy ever done comparing the effectiveness of hand hygiene
products shows that nothing works better in gettin...nds. "We studied the efficacy of 14 different hand hygiene
agents in reducing bacteria and viruses from the hands," said Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, a public he...
Saved by a straw?
...s places the people who may not follow proper oral hygiene
techniques at a higher risk for cavities and other oral health problems. However, according to a report in the May/June 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal, drinking soft drinks a...
'Nanospheres' that block pain of sensitive teeth
...way to treat this condition is through good dental hygiene
using special toothpastes and fluorine mouthwashes which encourage re-mineralization of the dentine coating. Jonathan Earl, David Wood and Steve Milne from the Institute of Materials Research at the University of Leeds have found that the most succ...
Dye imaging ID's oral lesions likely to become cancer
...n imaging screening program that dentists and oral hygiene
professionals can use to make first-line decisions about early stage biopsies and referrals for anti-cancer related care. More than 300,000 people worldwide will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. In the United States, 30,000 people will devel...
Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases
...mon infections can often be prevented using simple hygiene
measures and a little common sense. "Deadly diseases, such as typhoid or cholera, are unlikely to break out after hurricanes and floods in areas where these diseases do not already naturally occur," says Ruth Berkelman, MD, Chair of the Public and S...
Are Americans washing up?
...survey asking Americans to detail their daily hand hygiene
habits. A toll-free call-in line will be available for credentialed journalists only. The call-in number is 800-718-6854....
Women better at hand hygiene habits, hands down
... out of reach, hand sanitizers and wipes are great hygiene
tools to have on hand." Sports Fans, Time to Clea... fans at Atlanta's Turner Field had the worst hand hygiene
habits. Approximately a quarter (26%) did not wash their hands after using the facilities (84% of t...
To stem disease, keep cats indoors, stop feeding strays, scientist urges
...afely keep an indoor cat simply by practicing good hygiene
with the litter box and washing hands after daily cleanings, he added. Infected mice, he noted, show altered behavior, including being less aware of cats in an area, leaving the mice open to predation that renews the parasite's life cycle. Mice may n...
Tufts professor chews on the nutrition-oral health connection
...g healthful snack and meal patternsinto their oral hygiene
practices," Palmer concludes....
Public communications award recognizes malaria series
...ning swamps, spraying DDT, and improving household hygiene
defeated malaria in the United States by the middle of the 20th century. Baron, who oversees The World's coverage of public health and development, took listeners to West Africa, where with the help of an American oil company, authorities in Equatori...
Parasitic worms used to fight bowel disease
...us Diseases. Some researchers argue that improved hygiene
throughout the developed world may be responsible ...conditions can be explained as combinations of the hygiene
hypothesis and genetics....
Sandia tool speeds up environmental cleanup, reopening of contaminated facilities
...erfund sites) Remediation companies Industrial hygiene
Forensics/crime units Incident characterization Decontamination contractors Health agencies Airports, subways Government buildings Ports of entry Water utilities Gas and electric utilities Chemica...
Airborne mold spores increase kids' risk for multiple allergies
... a graduate of UC's environmental and occupational hygiene
program and study lead author. "But because mold exists naturally in the outdoors, it's very difficult to completely remove mold spores from the air." Osborne conducted this research while pursuing her master's at UC and is currently employed as an e...
Researchers report initial success in promising approach to prevent tooth decay
...ajor limitation of antibiotics and standard dental hygiene
is their lack of selectivity. "At least 700 bacterial species are now known to inhabit the mouth," said Shi. "The good bacteria are mixed in with the bad ones, and our current treatments simply clear everything away. That can be a problem because w...
Remote latrine reconfirms the presence of Essene sect at Qumran
...g the presence of unusual and extreme toiletry and hygiene
practices in the ancient community. The evidence points to the Qumran inhabitants' detailed obedience to unique, rigorously demanding precepts that are specified in Dead Sea Scrolls texts and also documented in a Roman-era descriptions of the Essene...
Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest
... and more than 2.5 billion people don't have basic hygiene
facilities, according to the United Nations. Davis...d during storage by family members with inadequate hygiene
practices. On the other hand, without a sufficient quantity available to the household, it is exceed...
Should researchers wash their hands of hand washing?
...jor cause of illness and death, and effective hand hygiene
is thought to be one of the best ways to prevent i...ew to determine whether strategies to improve hand hygiene
are effective. Sadly they could only locate two trials that were worthy of consideration, and both...
A new study links a stomach microbe to asthma prevention
...n, he says, is consistent with a theory called the hygiene
hypothesis. It suggests that exposure to microbial infections in early childhood prevents or diminishes the development of allergies and asthma. Dr. Blaser has proposed that H. pylori may protect against diseases of the upper gastrointestinal...