The Platinum Loop

Apr 18

I have a very bad feeling about this... -

~ The Epi Times

Apr 06

Germ Guy’s worst enemy….
jtotheizzoe:

Be careful with the news. We’re careful with the science.
(via xkcd)

Germ Guy’s worst enemy….

jtotheizzoe:

Be careful with the news. We’re careful with the science.

(via xkcd)

(via jtotheizzoe)

Mar 31

Dance Videos for #Handhygiene -

This is one of the reasons why I believe there should be a “Germ Guy” tour to promote #WASHING! to all the great folks out there in #Healthington with #NurseBlood.

Here’s the blog post that discusses the idea more…

http://germguy.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/forget-winning-its-time-for-washing/

CSPI Says Food Dyes Pose Rainbow of Risks -

More rainbow trout, less rainbow cupcakes!

Hand Hygiene Campaigns and Influenza, Egypt | CDC EID -

Once again, hand hygiene helps to reduce all forms of illness in schoolchildren. 

Mar 30

Paraguay suspends surgeries amid dengue outbreak - Times Union -

Health Care crises are worldwide…

Mar 29

Systematic review: handwashing behaviour in low- to middle-income countries: outcome measures and behaviour maintenance - Vindigni - 2011 - Tropical Medicine & International Health - Wiley Online Library -

To describe global approaches to handwashing research in low- and middle-income communities, schools and health care settings using behavioural outcome measurement and temporal study design.

genegeek:

Thanks for the input!
Here is the final logo - shown with the logo of the parent organization.

genegeek:

Thanks for the input!

Here is the final logo - shown with the logo of the parent organization.

Mar 28

(What?) USDA corrects media reports, sees no rise in human antibiotic resistance due to livestock antibiotic use (AgriPulse) -

germgirl:

© Copyright Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

WASHINGTON, March 18 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a clarification on Friday to recent statements made about livestock producers overusing antibiotics and about that overuse leading to antibiotic resistance in humans.

The statements were wrongly interpreted in a March 16 story in the Wall Street Journal. In testimony Wednesday before the House Appropriations Committee’s Agriculture Subcommittee, USDA Agricultural Research Service Administrator Dr. Edward Knipling, in response to a question from Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, said his department is conducting research on antibiotic use in livestock and antibiotic resistance. Knipling said that, while data suggest “in some cases, there are problems and concerns,” they also show “this is not as severe an issue as it might be otherwise portrayed.”

Despite those statements, the Wall Street Journal reported that “hog farmers are overusing antibiotics on their herds and that may be creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose a threat to human health.” The headline on the story said government data supports that contention.

In its clarification statement, USDA said: “Dr. Knipling never said that swine producers were overusing antibiotics in the herds.” He also pointed out, the statement said, that “some of that data and trends show that the resistance is not developing to the extent as otherwise might be portrayed.”…

Mar 16

What about that 99.9% Kill?

Here are two blog posts on the claim of 99.9% kill.  Would be nice to hear your comments.

http://www.quickmedical.com/blog/post/the-truth-about-hand-sanitizers.html

http://www.labspaces.net/blog/190/Guest_Post_by_Jason_Tetro__Why_don___t_we_ever_get______kill_