nytimes.com - 22nd June, 2018 Q. Are there any health risks to using a communal bar of soap in, say, a health club? A. No. Bar soap does not appear to transmit disease. The most rigorous study of this question was published in 1965. Scientists conducted a series of experiments in...

smh.com.au - 6th July, 2018 Doctors and nurses at a major Sydney hospital failed to properly wash their hands when no one was watching, risking patients' lives, a new study found. Researchers from University of NSW found the staff's hand-washing compliance rate dropped from 94 per cent...

theherald.com.au - 10th May, 2018 With winter and the colder weather fast approaching, so too is flu season, and after last year’s record flu season it is time to start thinking about prevention. Flu season typically peaks around July to September and everyone is vulnerable, however, certain groups are...

thenewdaily.com.au - 13th April, 2018 In 2017, Australia endured one of its worst flu seasons in years, with 250,000 confirmed cases of influenza – and nearly 1100 deaths. Influenza is a debilitating virus whose symptoms include fever, nasal congestion, ear pressure, sneezing, muscle aches, watering eyes, rashes and fatigue. It can...

agedcareinsite.com.au - 23rd April, 2018 It will soon be mandatory for every Australian residential aged care provider to offer the flu vaccine to staff. The move was announced over the weekend by Health Minister Greg Hunt and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt. It coincided with the release of...

news.com.au - 28th February, 2018 Australians have been urged to throw out rockmelon they have previously purchased after a listeria outbreak that has left two people in NSW dead. Ten elderly people across Australia, including six from NSW, were diagnosed with the infection after consuming rockmelon and...

nzdoctor.co.nz - 2nd March, 2018 The outbreak of gastroenteritis that is occurring at Nelson Hospital is continuing and the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has renewed its advice about how to prevent the spread in the community. Hospital Operations Manager and Associate Director of Nursing Linda Ryan...

ajc.com - 11th February, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — As far as flu seasons go, experts are saying the levels of visits to hospitals and emergency rooms for this one are comparable to the 2009 swine flu. As such, reports of otherwise healthy or young people dying from the infection...