The stethoscope is one of the most important and perhaps the most recognizable of all tools used by health care professionals. But new research finds they are often crawling with bacteria, including some germs that can cause serious infections.
The study, published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, found that Staphylococcus, the bacteria responsible for staph infections, was found in abundance on many stethoscopes, with more than half of the devices having confirmed contamination with the bacteria.
Other bacteria that can lead to health care-associated infections, including Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter, were also found on many of the stethoscopes, though in small quantities.
New Jersey’s standard capacity magazine ban is now in effect making New Jersey’s one million gun owners criminals in the eyes of the state. But in an act of mass definace, New Jersey residents refuse to comply.
Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, officials and experts said, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities.
[...] Chinese hackers stand accused of stealing billions of dollars annually in intellectual property from U.S. businesses, and the Justice Department in recent weeks has announced a series of charges, casting blame on Beijing. More charges against Chinese hackers were expected to be unsealed this week, but have been delayed due to an issue involving declassifying intelligence, a U.S. official said. Investigators are also increasingly confident the data breach recently disclosed by Marriott International Inc. was China’s handiwork.
According to police warrants, Alyssa Dayvault is accused of killing two newborns and disposing of their bodies in the trash.
"The defendant was admitted to Grand Strand Regional Hospital on 12/5/2018 for complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding and during treatment she 'delivered' a placenta and umbilical cord consistent with a full term pregnancy, but no child was 'delivered.'... Police were contacted and conducted a recorded post-Miranda interview, during which the defendant admitted that she birthed a newborn male child at her residence in North Myrtle Beach,"
She is also accused of disposing of a female newborn's body sometime between November 4-23, 2017... "Police recorded a post-Miranda interview pursuant to a separate investigation, during which the defendant admitted that she birthed a newborn female child at her residence in North Myrtle Beach."... "The defendant then disposed of the child's body in a public waste receptacle at her apartment in NMB without seeking help or notifying authorities," the warrants say.
Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of East Africans, union members and supporters protested at the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee today, prompting dozens of police officers and state troopers to converge on the protest when the group headed toward the doorstep of the massive Amazon warehouse.
The workers said Amazon has raised its production expectations to unrealistic levels and have harsh working conditions that cause injuries to employees, especially during the holiday rush. They also called for more promotions of East Africans and called on Amazon to stop selling products that promote hatred and bigotry.
Muslim employees are allowed to take prayer breaks but still must meet their goals, but Brown said Amazon sets the goal so “it’s very achievable, even if an associate opts to take a prayer break.”
As per Amazon, they already offer prayer mats, converted a large conference room into a prayer room during Ramadan, offered leaves of absence for Ramadan, offered unlimited time for Eid al-Fitr, allow for paid prayer breaks if less than 20 minutes, etc.
Called PsychENCODE, the project’s first large data release has revealed intricate insights into the behavior of genes and the stretches of genetic material between them in both healthy brains and those from people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or autism spectrum disorder.
We know that breastfeeding reduces your risk of certain cancers. We also know that hormones affect weight distribution and appetite. We know that breastfeeding uses up calories and can help with weight loss. We know breastfeeding has positive effects on bone density.
Given that we are mammals it’s not surprising that our physiology depends on lactation.
Internet speed-test company Ookla released a study this week on American Internet speeds which found that broadband download speeds have increased by 35.8 percent, while upload speeds have increased by 22 percent compared to last year.
It's amazing what removing the Democrat chains on industry can do.
So from what we've gathered, they use lots of data to show you more specific porn and increase the odds of subscribing to a premium service. Wow it sounds like a company trying to make cash, incredible. Shocking I know.
Unveiled last week, the ZALA 421-08M and ZALA 421-16E drones feature an automatic identification system that can gather information about a vessel at a distance of 100 kilometers away.
The drones were developed to provide “safety of sea shipping and the round-the-clock protection of the perimeters,”...
A decade from now, city transit agencies in California will no longer be able to buy a bus that runs on diesel or natural gas. The California Air Resources Board, the state’s clean air agency, just voted on a new rule that will require cities to shift to 100% electric buses over time.
The rule applies to all transit buses; school buses and privately operated buses aren't covered. Starting in 2023, large transit agencies will need to buy electric buses 25% of the time (small agencies have a few extra years for this goal), then 50% by 2026. By 2029, agencies will no longer be allowed to buy a bus that isn't electric.
A Disney Channel actor, who plays a grandfather on the popular tween show Andi Mack, has been arrested for allegedly trying to have sex with a person he believed was just 13 years old.
Westmoreland, 48, allegedly contacted the person that he believed was only 13-years-old through an app, KSL reported.
While chatting with the teen, Utah police allege that Westmoreland sent pornographic photos to the minor, as well as asked the young teen to engage in sexual acts with him and send nude photos.
Westmoreland was in a ride-sharing service on his way to allegedly meet the minor, who investigators say he planned to bring to his hotel room, when the Salt Lake City Police Department and FBI Child Exploitation Task Force arrested him, according to the affidavit.
The number of illegal aliens arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in Fiscal Year 2018 has spiked to the highest level in four years as a result of President Trump’s 2017 immigration executive orders.
Between September 2017 and October 2018, ICE agents arrested 158,581 illegal aliens, surpassing the more than 140,000 illegal alien arrests made last year and the 110,100 illegal alien arrests in the last year of President Obama’s tenure.
The nearly 160,000 illegal alien arrests for this Fiscal Year mark the highest number of arrests by ICE since Fiscal Year 2014.
resident Trump made an unscheduled stop at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to honor fallen veterans as families and volunteers placed wreaths on headstones.
Accompanied by uniformed soldiers, the president carried an umbrella amid the tombstones as he viewed wreaths laid by volunteers as part of "Wreaths Across America Day," a national event in which volunteers adorn headstones of fallen veterans around the country with holiday wreaths.
Thousands of volunteers showed up despite the cold and rainy weather in Washington to lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, a tradition that reportedly began in 1992 with wreath donations from one company and now involves thousands of local wreath-laying ceremonies across the country every year.
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