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2014-07-25 12:25:29

OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding healthcare professionals, caregivers and consumers of the safe use of topical antiseptics used to clean the skin before an operation (preoperative) or before an injection (preinjection). These products can be considered safe and effective; however, if proper care is not taken when using them, they can become contaminated and cause serious, subsequent infections. This class of topical antiseptics is used to remove...

2014-07-24 08:34:30

TRU-D SmartUVC adds sophisticated technology to traditional disinfection protocols MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In any given hospital in the country at any given time, one in 25 patients has at least one hospital-acquired infection, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, many of these infections prove fatal. And as increased surveillance has shown that HAIs are causing an alarming number of patient deaths per year, infection control...

2014-07-17 23:04:00

GIA initiates research coverage on the global “Hand Sanitizers” market, as part of its ongoing multiple research projects on diverse industries and markets. The soon-to-be-released report identifies growing awareness over hand hygiene, increasing per capita spends on personal care and hygiene products, and development of alcohol-free easy-to-use products, as primary growth drivers in the market. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – GIA is pleased to...

2014-07-17 12:29:34

First three-year agreement for this category is indicative of growing demand for electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems among U.S. hospitals CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed has been awarded a group purchasing agreement in the Hand Hygiene Monitoring Systems category with Premier, Inc. Effective October 1, 2014, the new three-year agreement allows healthcare organizations that are Premier members access to the DebMed Group Monitoring System(TM) (GMS). The DebMed GMS...

2014-07-08 23:13:34

PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer 30-Day Classroom Challenge rewards educators for teaching students healthy habits. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 During this back-to-school season, GOJO, the makers of PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, invites teachers to participate in the PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer 30-Day Classroom Challenge. In joining the Classroom Challenge, teachers are pledging that for 30 days (between now and December), they will focus on helping students understand the...

2014-06-24 12:27:41

New Network from GOJO Industries, the Makers of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, Rewards Brand Advocates Who Spread Hand Health, Not Germs AKRON, Ohio, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, today launched the "Be Well Network" loyalty program to reward its consumers for healthy hand hygiene habits and encourage them to spread the word about how to reduce the risk of illness and infection in their daily lives. Members of the Be Well...

2014-06-19 08:28:58

New 70% Alcohol-Based Formulation and Educational Resources Target Healthcare Staff, Visitors and Patients ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes that hand hygiene is the single most important intervention that helps prevent the spread of infection.([1]) PDI, leader in the continual development of hand hygiene and infection prevention products and solutions, announced the launch of new comprehensive...

2014-06-16 12:30:07

Ban of Antibacterial Soaps Could Lead to 7.5 Million Foodborne Illnesses, According to the American Cleaning Institute, Personal Care Products Council WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed rules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could remove antibacterial soaps and body washes from store shelves - and might lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in health care costs annually. In an effort to maintain consumer access to...

2014-06-10 23:13:47

According to Dr. Francine Rosenberg with Morris Psychological Group, the distinction between concern about germs and obsessive-compulsive disorder is based on the degree to which the concern affects and disrupts – even dominates – one's life. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Washing your hands – often – is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of colds, flu, food-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases. But just as there many people who would do well to...

2014-06-09 16:25:20

Elyptol, an all-botanical innovation in skin and surface sanitization has launched its Australian line of gels, rubs and wipes in North America. ANAHEIM, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elyptol, Inc announced today the launch (APIC) of their company's products in the USA which are evolutionary in hand hygiene and sanitization as the formula focus is on germ efficacy and usage frequency, which is now regarded as the true measure of sanitizing effectiveness....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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