WASHINGTON — A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave.
WASHINGTON — Hospital beds are potential reservoirs of bacteria in hospitals, and preventing contamination of the bed and providing a cleaner surface should help prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
BOSTON — Federal prosecutors say a worker at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire caused an outbreak of hepatitis C, prompting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to investigate the hospital''s infection control procedures.
WAUWATOSA, WI — Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children''s Hospital of Wisconsin received a one-year, $20,000 grant to study the use of blue light as a possible therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
JOHNSTOWN, NY — Recent outbreaks of whooping cough in several U.S. states have prompted representatives of Spray Nine to release key tips to ensure proper disinfection to contain the disease''s spread.