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Researchers recommend attacking loneliness to lower seniors' costs, doctor visits


More aggressive interventions with lonely elders may significantly decrease physician visits and healthcare costs, authors of a recent study conclude.

The latest battle in germ warfare

A University of Georgia researcher has laid claim to developing an application that can make any material permanently germ-free. This breakthrough could dramatically reduce infection rates and illness rates in eldercare settings. That's because the product could be applied to products as diverse as bed linens, draperies, or anything made from metal or plastic. Jason Locklin, Ph.D., invented the treatment, which can be applied during the manufacturing process. Locklin said that his application does not wash out or require reapplications. He noted that the technology has been tested against several pathogens typically found in long-term care settings, including staph, strep, E. coli and pseudomonas.

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.