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Latest hospital-acquired infections Stories

2009-06-03 15:18:00

Using sensors capable of detecting drugs in breath, new technology developed at University of Florida monitors health-care workers' hand hygiene by detecting sanitizer or soap fumes given off from their hands.

2008-11-06 11:17:54

Tel Aviv University researchers say they have developed a high-tech communication system to help stem the number of hospital-acquired infections.

2006-11-14 09:01:02

An estimated 90,000 people die in the U.S. each year because of hospital-acquired infections. In addition, two million hospital-acquired infection cases add between $7 billion and $30 billion to the nation's healthcare bill each year.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]