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Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?

A commentary in the Journal Of The American Medical Association says it’s time to say goodbye to the handshake greeting in a health care setting.

05/22/2014

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Study: Gloves, Gowns Don’t Protect Against MRSA, VRE Infections In Hospitals

A new study has found that wearing gowns and gloves in intensive care units does little to prevent the spread of Staphylococcus aureus or Enterococcus, known also as MRSA and VRE respectively.

10/07/2013

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Study: Parents Should Suck On Kids’ Pacifiers To Protect Them From Allergies

The findings of a new study show that, if parents wish to protect their children from developing allergies, they should suck on their pacifiers.

05/06/2013

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Study: Germs Trump ‘Five Second Rule’

Though a popular belief, a new study has found that germs often win the race against the famed “five second rule.”

10/17/2012

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