Friday, 14 December 2018

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Source: ST

Doctors' stethoscopes are 'loaded' with bacteria including hospital superbug MRSA


Doctors' stethoscopes are dangerously filthy, putting patients in danger of staph and MRSA infections, a new study reveals.

And most are riddled with the kinds of bacteria that cause hospital-associated infections that cause 99,000 deaths a year in the US alone.

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania looked at just a few stethoscopes (40) used by doctors in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the institution's medical center.

But every one of the instruments was contaminated with a wide range of bacteria, each carried the notorious germ that causes staph infection and half had MRSA bacteria.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6487933/Doctors-stethoscopes-loaded-bacteria-including-hospital-superbug-MRSA-study-warns.html

Registration of e-scooters opens Jan 2


Owners of electric scooters will be able to register their devices with the authorities from Jan 2.

The registration fee of S$20 will be waived for owners who register their e-scooters by Mar 31, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said this in a media release on Wednesday (Dec 12).

Registration can be done via LTA's website at www.onemotoring.com.sg/escooter or at Singapore Post offices until Jun 30.

"Registrants must be at least 16 years old and will need to declare that their e-scooters are compliant with the device criteria specified under the Active Mobility Act," LTA said.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/registration-of-e-scooters-opens-jan-2-lta-singpost-11024684

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