Hospital Patients and ‘Superbugs’

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch.

Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added.

“Hand hygiene narrative has largely focused on physicians, nurses and other frontline staff, and all the policies and performance measurements have centered on them, and rightfully so,” said study leader Dr. Lona Mody. She is a geriatrician, epidemiologist and patient safety researcher at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.

“But our findings make an argument for addressing transmission of [superbugs] in a way that involves patients, too,” Mody added in a university news release.

In the study, researcher...

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The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Pants That Fit

Pants and I have not always seen eye to eye. When I was 5 years old, my commitment to skirts and dresses was such that once, when my mother tried to force me into a pair of pants (that were, in hindsight, totally adorable) for school, I opted for an act of open defiance and decided to march to class in my underwear instead of giving in to the tyranny of trousers.

But one day, a pair of pants caught my attention and I decided to wear them to school, ignoring the “skirts only” rule. Sadly, this stint was short-lived and I was suspended for a week. After making a ruckus over the “no pants for girls” rule, the school changed its dress code and everyone was allowed to wear them.

As I grew up, I became fascinated with the fit of pants...

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Compliments Are As Gratifying As The Prices

Thanks to a reliable flock of detail-oriented reviewers, Amazon has become the answer for nearly all of our purchasing queries. From the things you’d expect (household appliances, groceries, books) to the thoroughly surprising finds (fresh flowers, wedding rings!?, bridesmaid dresses), there seems to be nothing that can’t be supplied by the behemoth e-tailer. We spend a lot of office hours inspecting this do-everything site and carefully read through the endorsements of its browsing critics to surface the best goods available, but it was endorsements from two readers that turned our attention towards the site’s swimsuits.

Good Housekeeping also has done some extensive research into the swimwear market and has a good review on different aspects like prices, styles that are flattering t...

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This Spring Wear Pastel Makeup Every Way Possible

Spring has sprung, and with it comes longer, sunnier days, sangria sipped patio-side (finally!) and catching an afternoon Jays games. If there’s one enduring spring trend that tops it all though, year after year, it’s the warm welcome of a soft, super pretty pastel palette.

But while sorbet shades are arguably the dreamiest of them all, sporting a head-to-toe look can be a little much. Instead, take after the likes of Marc Jacobs, Thom Brown and Preen, to name a few, who presented their spring offerings paired with super pretty pastel makeup looks like mint lips and lids, and even festival-ready pastel florals. Here, our favourites to get you #pastelpretty.

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Imaan Hammam, Model

“In my family, I’m one of six—two siblings from my dad’s previous marriage, a brother and sister from my mom’s previous marriage, and then me and my little sister when my parents got together. I grew up in Amsterdam, but dad is from Egypt and my mom is from Morocco. My mom has always been into fashion, and on top of that, she sews. The outfits she made in the ‘70s and ‘80s are my favorite. I think her love of fashion is what got me interested in it. I started modeling when I was 13 years old, after I was scouted at a train station in Amsterdam. This woman ran up to me and was like, ‘Are you a model? Here’s my card, please contact me.’ I was already super tall, and I was so insecure...

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NEW! Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask!

fresh has uncovered the secret to beauty sleep with new Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, $50 a 2-step treatment that instantly drenches skin with moisture lost during the day and then locks it in overnight. I love sleeping masks because they work while I’m catching my zzzzzz’s. Perfect for us over 40 beauties!

fresh co-founder Lev Glazman’s love of multi-masking inspired this unique 2-step formula specifically designed to address the skin’s needs at night. “A high level of hydration is one of the best things you can offer your skin while you sleep because your temperature rises which leads to moisture loss,” explains Lev. “These two steps combine the benefits of rose with advanced time-release technology for the most hydrating mask fresh could possibly achieve.”

Here’...

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Celebs-Here’s What’s in Their Shopping Bags

Don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty much the last person on Earth to discriminate when it comes to where I research and shop beauty products because I’m obsessed. Plus, it’s actually part of my job. At any given time, you’ll find big-name beauty retailers like Sephora, Ulta, Dermstore, Nordstrom, Amazon—heck, even drugstore hot spots like CVS—open in tabs on my MacBook. That said, whenever I’m in dire need of a chic beauty fix, I have one haunt, in particular, that’s my first and favorite destination of choice: Violet Grey. Be it the brick-and-mortar store cozily nestled on Melrose Place in L.A. or the online mecca, I’m 100% smitten, and in all honesty, I’ve probably spent more hours surfing the depths of its Violet Code–approved favorites than I’d like to know or admit...

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Kids ER Trips Double

Kids ER Trips Double

Kids ER Trips Double

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 100 kids a day are rushed to U.S. emergency rooms after accidentally swallowing a toy piece, battery, magnet or other foreign object, according to new research.

That’s almost twice as many as in the mid-1990s.

“The sheer number of these injuries is cause for concern,” said Dr. Danielle Orsagh-Yentis, lead author of the study published in the May issue of Pediatrics.

It reported that ER visits among kids under age 6 due to accidental ingestion rose by an average of more than 4% every year between 1995 and 2015.

Over that period, an estimated 800,000 kids in that age group were treated after swallowing foreign objects. Coins are the main culprit, followed by jewelry, batteries and toy parts.

In 1995, there were about 9 ca...

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Get a Grip on Arthritis!

This post has been compensated by The Arthritis Foundation but all thoughts and opinions are from an individual not connected to the foundation.

Did you know that arthritis is the #1 leading cause of disability among adults in the U.S.? Because one in four Americans have arthritis, you probably know a friend or loved one who lives with the disease, after all, 81% of Americans have or know someone with arthritis.

Here are a few facts I bet you didn’t realize about arthritis:

  • More than 54 million Americans have arthritis.
  • However, arthritis isn’t just an “elderly disease.” Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.
  • By new estimates, 1 in 3 people age 18-64 have arthritis.
  • By 2040, the number of U.S...
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The Best Top Shelf Quotes 2018

Folks, 2018 has been—well you know…the technical term is a year. And in that 365-day ride ’round the sun, ITG learned that the key to surviving summer is by sweating it out in your own human-size burrito; that double cleansing could have triple meanings; and that much of Glossier HQ is on Brilliantine (perpetual lustre behind the copy machine, the lounge, everywhere you look).

Also in 2018: No fewer than 80 fine ladies and gents shared their Top Shelves and After Darks on this very blog. We’re talking Naomi Watts, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, and facial magician Melanie Simon. All were wonderful, of course, but a few soundbites really stood out. The ones that made us laugh no matter how many times we re-read them, the ones that made us feel good, the ones that made a lasting impression...

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