A Hidden Source of 'Superbugs' in Hospitals?

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hospital wastewater systems may play a role in antibiotic resistance, a new study suggests. U.S. National Institutes of Health researchers collected samples from pipes beneath a hospital’s intensive care unit and from manholes covering sewers draining hospital wastewater. Most of the samples tested positive for bacterial plasmids (ring-shaped…

Easing Your Child's Asthma

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your child is among the 10 percent of kids with asthma, you want to do everything you can to control it. Start by working with your child’s allergist to identify his or her unique asthma triggers and ways to avoid them. Common asthma triggers include: Secondhand smoke…