Bacteria

Many carrying noxious bacteria within

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More than a quarter of skilled nursing facility residents have multidrug-resistant bacteria — including E. coli — lurking within them, Columbia University researchers found.

UviCube to be delivered in June 2015

UviCube to be delivered in June 2015

UviCube has reached its Kickstarter goal and guarantees delivery of its countertop appliance by June 2015.

Avoid bacterial growth with the proper flooring system

Avoid bacterial growth with the proper flooring system

Be it a food processing facility, commercial kitchen or freezer storage area, when it comes to flooring for the food service industry, the advantages of urethane cement are many. This is particularly true for long-term care and senior care facilities where cleanliness, cost efficiency and ease of maintenance are paramount.

Fostering friendly skin bacteria could promote chronic wound healing, researchers say

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Caregivers might soon be able to heal seniors' chronic wounds by manipulating the bacteria that live on the skin, according to research out of the University of Manchester Healing Foundation Centre in England.

Researchers: Better hygiene leads to higher risk of Alzheimer's

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Better hygiene in developed countries correlates with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's, researchers have discovered.

Lethal bacteria affecting long-term care facilities could spell 'end of antibiotics,' CDC says

Lethal bacteria affecting long-term care facilities could spell 'end of antibiotics,' CDC says

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A lethal type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise in acute and long-term care facilities, and providers must act to prevent the spread of these germs that kill about half of all people who become infected, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention announced Tuesday.