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A Canadian man is sharing a cautionary tale after getting stuck in a high-tech self-cleaning public toilet in Vancouver.
Paul Taylor says he was locked inside the public toilet for 45 minutes before city staff arrived to pry open the door with a crowbar.
The concept behind the self-cleaning toilets is simple: a user steps in, locks the door, and
A lack of public toilets puts vulnerable people at greater risk of strokes and heart attacks, it is being claimed.
Consultant nurse Karen Logan told members of the Welsh Assembly that holding on to a full bowel or bladder may increase the heart rate and raise blood pressure. "For very old, ill and vulnerable people this could cause a stroke, a
A massive international public health campaign is being prepared to help guard against epidemics of infectious diseases during this summer's London Olympics.
The UK's Health Protection Agency has been testing rapid alert systems to identify anyone reporting unusual symptoms to A&E departments, drop-in clinics, GP surgeries or NHS
A nanocoating designed to destroy cold and flu germs on frequently-touched surfaces has just been launched at a leading electronics exhibition.
XTI-Mobile Active-Shield, a transparent coating made from 99.5 per cent pure water plus titanium dioxide, was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, USA, last month.
Visitors to the
A 'virtual' nurse who greets visitors and reminds them about the need for good hand hygiene is being trialled at a hospital in the UK.
This is the first time such a futuristic approach to infection control has been used. The trial at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust is being funded by cleaning services provider Interserve
Cleaning inspections at a group of Canadian hospitals have become much more high-tech, thanks to the use of hand-held ultraviolet lights.
Vancouver Island Health Authority staff identify and mark 10 of the 'most touched points' in a given room or area of a health facility. Inspectors return 24 hours later and shine a UV light on the areas. If the