Early results from a comprehensive multi-site clinical trial demonstrated that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms resulted in a 97 percent reduction of bacteria that cause hospital acquired infections. This particular study also found a 40 percent reduction in the risk of acquiring an infection. Study results are to be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval. Antimicrobial Copper Study Initial study results were … [Read more...] about Using Copper to Cut Down on Hospital Infections?
I have been seeing several sources saying that there is a deal imminent to end the 113 day lockout by the NHL and to get the players back to the rinks to start the NHL hockey season. This is the second lockout in the last few years as the entire 2004-2005 season was lost and part of the next season as well by the failure to get a deal done back then as well. Lots of NHL Contract Sticking Points There are a few big sticking points this week including player pensions, salary cap, length … [Read more...] about NHL and NHLPA Close to a Deal to End Lockout
Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade -- and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly. "It looks like it's shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that … [Read more...] about Early Flu Season Already Started
last night i saw the documentary called Food Inc on Netflix and wow I was blown away by the story and message. I am sure i would not do the movie justice by trying to recount it all but just wanted to point out a few things that really shocked and surprised me and made me think of the changes that we will all need to make to eat better. What I learned from Food Inc. Cheap Fast Food - The real reason for a lot of the industrialization of the food supply has been pushed by the fast food industry … [Read more...] about Food Inc. My Impressions
I found this great study and article from the people at ABC News about a Fast Food Diet Study. This study was purposely having people eat fast food to determine its affects on obesity Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are making an unusual offer: They are paying people to add fat to their own bodies by eating an extra 1,000-calorie fast food meal each day for three months. Dr. Samuel Klein, the lead researcher in the study, wanted to do some basic … [Read more...] about Fast Food Diet Study