Tag Archives: Fight

New coating to help fight hospital bugs

A new antimicrobial coating that rapidly kills bacteria for some of the most common infections including E-coli and ‘staph’, could be the key to the fight against hospital-acquired bugs, scientists say. It is hoped the coating for steel could be used on surfaces such as toilet flush handles, bed rails and metal medical equipment. The… Read More »

#MeToo Meets Medicine: Philly doctors fight sex harassment, pay gaps by joining Time’s Up Healthcare – The Philadelphia Inquirer

In response, Philadelphia signatories, found on the group’s website timesuphealthcare.org, include Drexel University College of Medicine, Einstein Health Network, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. So far, Penn has not signed. "Medicine|Pharmacology" –… Read More »

Reishi mushrooms fight inflammation

While inflammation can be uncomfortable if not downright painful, it isn’t all bad. As part of your body’s immune response, it’s a biological defense mechanism that indicates your body is trying to throw off harmful stimuli and heal itself. Wounds and infections wouldn’t be able to heal without the inflammatory response. People may not be… Read More »