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Personal Hygiene

The Top 2 Vegan Food Home Remedies For Bleeding Gums And Bad Breath

Aug 11 2017 - 5:11pm
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You certainly don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the healing benefits of plant foods, but if you are vegan, or even on a plant-based diet, you’ll appreciate the impressive results of combining these two home remedies for bleeding gums and bad breath.

How Often To Wash Your Children's Towels and Keep Them So You Are Not Washing Them Daily

Jun 17 2017 - 3:40pm
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How often should you wash and replace your towels? Some parents, who have 3-4 children in the house, say they wash a full load of towels every day. Is this necessary?

Some parents say when they were children they each used the same towel for almost a week. Yet, today they wash a full load of towels every day.

How I use essential oil bath salts to create the ultimate soothing bath

Jun 10 2017 - 8:51am
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Sometimes it's amazing how much you benefit from little things like essential oil bath salts. Taking a nice soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think.

Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. When a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles.

Bed bugs are a significant public health concern

Jan 14 2014 - 10:30am
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Bed bugs can be a real threat to your physical and emotional well being. There has been increasing reports of bed bug infestations, primarily where there is poor housing and in low quality hotels, over the years. In order to determine if there has been any credibility to these reports researchers have decided to study the situation.

Officials Seize Bacteria-Contaminated Skin Sanitizer Products

Aug 2 2009 - 1:03pm

Bacteria-contaminated skin sanitizers and skin protectants at Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory’s Roy, Utah facility have been seized by U.S. Marshals at the request of the FDA. This seizure of skin products followed to earlier Clarcon recall.

The Clarcon products seized may actually cause infections due to the harmful bacteria contamination rather than protect the skin from such bacteria. The products are promoted as antimicrobial. No cases of infection have been reported to the FDA.

The Hindrances to Handwashing

Jun 5 2009 - 10:20am

Amidst the swine flu outbreak and the occurrence of 1.7 million infections among patients every year, Coastal HealthTrain adds one more hand hygiene program, Hand Hygiene: The Best Medicine, to an already comprehensive collection on the subject.

The new program is not just about handwashing procedures. It also explains why healthcare professionals don’t wash or decontaminate hands and what facilities can do to reverse this unfortunate this trend.

Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence

Apr 15 2009 - 12:29pm

Preventing infections is critical to patient safety. Effective hand hygiene practices have long been recognized as the most important way to reduce the transmission of potentially deadly germs in health care settings. To help health care organizations target their efforts in measuring hygiene performance, The Joint Commission is releasing “Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges.”

FDA Approves Benzyl Alcohol Lotion For Head Lice Treatment

Apr 10 2009 - 12:38pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new prescription medication for the treatment of head lice ( Pediculosis capitis ) infestation. Benzyl Alcohol Lotion, 5%, received full market approval as a prescription medication, for use in patients 6 months of age and older.

Benzyl Alcohol Lotion, 5%, is the first head lice product approved by the FDA with benzyl alcohol as the active pharmaceutical ingredient.

Hong Kong Investigates Acute Gastroenteritis Outbreak At School

Apr 7 2009 - 10:08am

The Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health reminded members of the public and management of institutions to maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene to prevent gastroenteritis.

The appeal was made following CHP's investigation of an acute gastroenteritis outbreak affecting 21 students of a secondary school in Sha Tin.

The affected, comprising 11 boys and 10 girls aged between 16 and 18 years, developed symptoms of gastroenteritis, including diarrhoea and vomiting, since March 11.

Wireless Technology Could Boost Hand Hygiene Compliance

Mar 24 2009 - 12:43pm

Physicians and computer scientists at the University of Iowa have collaborated on a pilot study to create a low-cost "green" wireless technology that automatically tracks the use of hand hygiene dispensers when health care workers enter and exit patient rooms.

The new method of monitoring hand hygiene compliance, which is essential for infection control in hospitals, is being highlighted today at the annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

Good Personal Hygiene Can Prevent CA-MRSA

Mar 5 2009 - 7:30am

In response to media enquiries on community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) - a drug resistant bacterium, a spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Hong Kong Department of Health said that the CHP does not have plans to conduct routine CA-MRSA screening in any segment of the community.

The spokesman reiterated that good personal hygiene practice was the most effective way to prevent infection of CA-MRSA.

Hand Sanitizers: No Germs, No Fires, No Mess

Jan 14 2009 - 11:48pm

Germs are everywhere, and especially dangerous when a doctor's bill could blow up your budget. Alcohol can age hands, ignite near flame and make kids sick. Gels are just a mess. Remi-D dispenses with these maladies with subtle scents, convenience and all-natural technology. Since hand washing is an important step to cut the risk of numerous diseases, to have a good hand sanitizer is a must.