Sustainable Facility Provides Aid for Domestic Violence Victims in Israel

According to World Health Organization data, up to 45 percent of women in Israel, comparable to most countries in the west, will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, including recent statistics showing that 45 percent of children in Israel will be victims of violence.

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Poor Patient Hygiene Increases Hospital Infection Risk

STAMFORD, Conn. — Hospital patients may be at risk of infection due to their own poor hand hygiene, according to a new study.

A University of Toronto study, published in the October 2014 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology entitled “Measurement of patient hand hygiene in multi-organ transplant units using a novel technology: an observational study,” analyzed the movement and behavior of staff, patients and equipment in a Toronto hospital. Researchers used the Hospital Watch Live System from Toronto-based health care IT company Infonaut.

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