Washroom Jet Air Dryers Spread Bacteria

Those powerful Jet air dryers aren’t just drying your hands they are also blowing bacteria all around the washroom.

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Anxiety Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s

The importance of anxiety-reduction programs cannot be overlooked. Source : Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Anxiety can damage brain — accelerate conversion to Alzheimer’s for those with mild cognitive impairment  Toronto, Canada – People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer’s disease within a few years, but a new study…

Robot Takes Away the “Ouchies” of Vaccination

University of Calgary study reports interaction with a robot helps children deal with stress and reduces the apparent pain associated with vaccinations. Getting a child to interact with a human-form robot during procedures reduces the perceived pain associated with vaccinations. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X13004027 Reducing children’s pain and distress towards flu vaccinations: A novel and effective application of humanoid…

Internal Microbial War Against E.coli 0157:H7

Variations in  microbiota protect (mice) against E. coli O157:H7 infection Intestinal Bacteria Protect against E. coli O157:H7 DENVER – CO – May 20, 2013 – A cocktail of non-pathogenic bacteria naturally occurring in the digestive tract of healthy humans can protect against a potentially lethal E. coli infection in animal models according to research presented today at the 113th General Meeting of…