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As flu season approaches, BBC News reports that people at-risk of flu are being urged to get vaccinated, and "For the first time, a nasal spray vaccine is being offered to all two- and three-year-old children because they are key 'spreaders' of the virus." Public Health England is launching a national...
The most common complication for a patient while in the hospital is an infection, especially for very sick patients who require a stay in an intensive care unit. It's estimated that one in 20 hospital patients acquire antibiotic resistant infections like MRSA. A new study examined whether wearing gloves and...
Time reports on a study in JAMA that has shown that the use of protective gloves and gowns by healthcare providers when seeing all patients does not have a significant effect in the spread of disease. In the study, one group of doctors working in the ICU was instructed to follow a new protocol and to wear...