News: December 2012

Copper restricts the spread of global antibiotic-resistant infections

Many human pathogens survive for long periods in the hospital environment and can have adverse consequences. Recent research has demonstrated potential for strategically-placed antimicrobial copper...

04 Dec '12 | Hygiene

Patients want advice about bowel cancer screening

Patients in the UK would appreciate a recommendation from the National Health Service (NHS) concerning whether or not to attend bowel cancer screening - together with information about the known ri...

05 Dec '12 | Bowel Cancer

Can sleeping pills can increase the risk of pneumonia ?

Recent research suggests that patients taking benzodiazepines may be at an increased risk of contracting and dying from pneumonia. Benzodiazepines are a class of commonly prescribed sleeping pills ...

07 Dec '12 | Prescription Drugs

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