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Inexpensive rinsing effective at reducing post-op infection following joint replacement surgery

CHICAGO -- A rinsing technique with betadine that costs just a little over one dollar per patient may significantly reduce the infection rate following total knee and hip joint replacement surgery according to a study by researchers at Rush Unive...

Researchers unzip MRSA and discover route for vaccine

University of Rochester Medical Center orthopaedic scientists are a step closer to developing a vaccine to prevent life-threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery. Other MRSA vaccine ...

Anthrax threat needs aggressive government action plan, say researchers

A reasonable defense against an airborne anthrax attack requires more aggressive action by the U.S. government than now planned, says a new study from Stanford Universiy. The government is relying too heavily on biosensors to pinpoint an anthrax attack and not doing enough to get large quantities of drugs and medical personnel to affected areas within hours, says the team at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Researchers probe possible Strep, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder link

A new study aims to determine once and for all whether a link exists between obsessive-compulsive behavior and strep infections in children. The research, to be conducted by the University of Florida and the National Institutes of Mental Health, is prompted by anecdotal reports from parents with OCD kids that their children's behavior, such as compulsive hand washing, worsens when the child is ill with strep.

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