Health Tech News

Researchers amplify antibiotic of last resort hoping to halt superbugs
May 2017
Scientists in the United States have developed a vital tool in the battle against superbugs by re-engineering a decades-old antibiotic.

Hospital bans visitors after norovirus outbreak
April 2017
Arrowe Park Hospital has suspended visits to patients on all its wards following an outbreak of the norovirus bug.

Norovirus outbreak continues at Santa Monica schools
March 2017
Two months after a norovirus outbreak began during a class trip to Yosemite, students in Santa Monica are still falling sick with the stomach bug, according to school and public health officials.

Potential hot spot for germs: nurses' scrubs
October 2016
A new study looking at how germs are spread at hospitals has identified a surprising potential culprit: nurses' scrubs. Specifically, their pockets and sleeves were the most likely spots to be contaminated, reports WebMD.

The ultimate battle against MRSA
September 2016
If you are admitted to one of the 320 intensive-care units at HCA Inc.'s hospitals, you will be bathed with germ-killing soap and administered an antibiotic nose ointment twice daily for five days.

The surprising history of the war on superbugs – and what it means for the world today
September 2016

NJ&J to start testing vaccine for Ebola strains, Marburg virus
September 2016
Johnson & Johnson will soon start testing a vaccine the world badly needs — one that protects against the worst strains of Ebola and its very dangerous cousin, the Marburg virus.

Bold claim of multiple sclerosis gene discovery comes under withering attack
September 2016
Scientists are forcefully challenging a recent study that claimed to identify a rare genetic mutation that sharply boosted the risk of multiple sclerosis.

Politics Are Tricky but Science Is Clear: Needle Exchanges Work
September 2016
For decades, public health experts have known that syringe exchange programs reduce the spread of certain viral infections — like H.I.V., hepatitis B and hepatitis C

*Wash all garments thoroughly after each use. Garments featuring antimicrobial technology do not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses or other disease organisms. Always follow all best practices for infection prevention.