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Dementia residents among most antibiotic-resistant, study reveals

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Because they are prone to rehospitalization, typically demand intensive hands-on care and are heavy users of antibiotics, advanced dementia residents in nursing homes commonly harbor dangerous strains of drug-resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.

New disinfectant from Clorox

New disinfectant from Clorox

Clorox recently launched the Clorox® 4 in One Disinfectant & Sanitizer, which disinfects hard surfaces, eliminates airborne and odor-causing bacteria and reduces allergens. It kills 24 key germs, including viruses that can cause cold and flu and bacteria associated with E. coli and salmonella.

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli is on the rise in nursing homes, study shows

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An antibiotic-resistant strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) is on the rise in long-term care facilities, according to a study in the April issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

More effective shots created

More effective shots created

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New strains of genetically engineered bacteria may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases that include the flu and pertussis, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.

New antimicrobial technology renders textiles, surfaces germ-free

A University of Georgia researcher says he has invented an antimicrobial technology that can make any material, either natural or synthetic, permanently germ-free.