Epidemiology

New guidance on healthcare apparel aims to limit infections

New guidance on healthcare apparel aims to limit infections

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Long-term care facilities may want to evaluate their staff attire in light of new guidance on the best types of clothing to prevent infections in healthcare settings.

Nursing assistants most vulnerable to C. diff contamination on hands, research shows

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Healthcare workers frequently have Clostridium difficile spores on their hands after providing routine care for an infected person, and nursing assistants have by far the highest incidence of contamination, according to recently published research from France.

Early dementia, diabetes linked

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Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Diabetics develop dementia 2 years sooner than others, researchers find

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People with diabetes are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to recently published research.