One in five U.S. hospitals don't adequately prevent health care- associated infections, a new study on hand sanitizers suggests.
Researchers observed that only five percent of people washed their hands long enough to kill germs and prevent infections.
While a CDC report suggests that 77 percent of men wash their hands when leaving the restroom, new research has found that this figure increased to 86 percent among men who were primed with messages in bathrooms. Maria Lapinski, Michigan State University; Erin Maloney, University of Pennsylvania; Mary Braz, Westchester University; and Hillary Shulman, North Central College published their findings in Human Communication Research from a field study of college-aged men, according to Medical Xpress.
Senior citizens are at the top of the list of people at risk for contracting and unfortunately, passing away from the coronavirus. This is in great part due to their weaker immune systems and common existing health problems associated with aging. As such, it has been highly recommended that seniors do their best to remain at home to reduce the likelihood of contracting the virus.