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Children's hospitals and McDonald's, a new home for MRSA, measles on the rise and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Can strict rules regulating when and where health care workers may wear hospital scrubs really stem the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs? Dr. David C. Martin weighs in with a guest post.

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Researchers are finally starting to answer the question of whether hospital scrubs can pose a danger to patients — and people on the subway.

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Health experts still debate whether wearing hospital scrubs outside the hospital can increase patients' infection risk. Could an Ottawa hospital be the perfect site to investigate that question?

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Clean cars could mean less asthma, a link between bedbugs and MRSA, a prescription for yoga and more from our Daily Briefing.

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On Monday, Dr. David C. Martin, a retired Sacramento anesthesiologist, introduced the idea that the public should be on the watch for health care workers wearing hospital scrubs outside of a medical setting, especially in restaurants. Martin's plea for a public health response continues.

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You probably have been to a restaurant near a hospital and seen a doctor, nurse or medical assistant wearing scrubs and standing in line for a sandwich. You probably didn’t give this a second thought, but Dr. David C. Martin thinks you should be alarmed.

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California’s long-awaited hospital infection data isn’t ready for prime-time.

Last month, journalist Deborah Shoch of our sister program California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting detailed one woman’s battle to get state officials to release individual hospital infection data.

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From extreme superbugs to NSFW cancer screening campaigns: welcome to Wednesday’s Daily Briefing!

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