Mar 26, 2014 — More than 70,000 deaths a year are caused by hospital-acquired infections, a CDC survey of U.S. hospitals finds. The numbers are improving, doctors say, but not fast enough.
Dec 11, 2013 — People who have surgery or are hospitalized for serious illnesses sometimes develop dangerous staph infections. The culprits can be bacteria that were living on people all along. Scientists say the germs thrive in remote parts of the nose that aren't typically tested. Other benign microbes might help keep the bad ones at bay.