Germs

Health Tip: Recognizing A Staph Infection

-- A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic. Serious staph infections have a range of...
Related topics: Bacteria, Mayo Clinic

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Active Surveillance For Testicular Cancer: Do Risks Outweigh Benefits?

(MedPage Today) -- Approach could work for stage I NSGCT and stage II germ cell tumors, but requires careful choices
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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"david Whitlock Has Not Showered Or Bathed For 15 Years, Yet He Does Not Have Body Odour."

"'It was kind of strange for the first few months, but after that I stopped missing it,' he says. 'If I get a specific part of my body dirty, then I’ll wash that specific part' – but never with soap. As well as germs, soap gets rid of the...

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Kill All Of The Germs With 320 Lysol Wipes For $9

320 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes | $9 | Amazon | With Subscribe & Save and $2.08 discount at checkoutRead more...
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Researchers Report Bio-inspired Selective Antibiotics

With multi-resistant germs becoming more and more of a threat, we are in need of new antibiotics now more than ever. Unfortunately, antibiotics cannot distinguish between pathogens and beneficial microbes. They can destroy the delicate balance of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Medical News Today: How To Identify And Treat Infected Blisters

If a blister breaks open, germs can enter the wound and cause an infection. In this article, we look at how to identify and treat an infected blister and provide tips for speeding the healing process.

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Disinfectants Can't Stop This Dangerous Hospital Germ

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Standard decontamination methods may not be enough to stop a dangerous hospital bug, known as Clostridium difficile. In a new study, researchers followed recommended procedures but found that surgical gowns, stainless...
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Most Successful Flat Share In The World

Biofilms are enormously resistant accumulations of germs, which can cause serious problems, especially in hospitals. Like a single large creature, they can spread within wounds or colonize implants or biomedical products. With novel materials and...

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Amazon Cuts Whopping 40% Off On Germ Guardian 3-in-1 Air Purifier Ahead Of Prime

Air purifiers provide a solution of filtering the airborne contaminants invisible to the naked eye. Amazon has a deal on the Germ Guardian 3-in-1 Air Purifier that brings the list price of $500 down to $300. 
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Leave Your Shoes At The Door: Science Says They're Covered In Poop And Could Make You Sick

Studies suggest the soft bottoms of shoes bring legions of disease-carrying bacteria and fecal germs deep into your home — E. Coli included.       
Related topics: Bacteria

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Chlorine And Vaccines: Summer Pool Health Threats Versus Measles

We've had a concerted media campaign to scare Americans about measles for many months.  So what about this very real summer danger, for which there is chlorine but no vaccine? My point is this: life is full of germs, illnesses, diseases,...
Related topics: Vaccines

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Med Students' Smartphones Loaded With Staph, Other Germs

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 -- Smartphones have become an essential part of modern medicine, but they might be exposing patients to potentially deadly staph infections, a new study suggests. Tests of cellphones at a Brazilian medical school revealed...
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Flying Insects In Hospitals Carry 'superbug' Germs

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 -- Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says. British researchers used...
Related topics: Bacteria, Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Urban Wildlife May Be A Significant Vector For Anti-microbial Resistant Germs

In the cities of developing nations, where unregulated antibiotic use is common and livestock jostle with people amid often unsanitary conditions, scientists have found a potentially troubling vector for the dissemination of anti-microbial resistant...
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Frozen Avocado Recalled Due To Potential Listeria Threat

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Although no illnesses have yet been reported, the makers of Signature Select Avocado Chunks are issuing a product recall due to possible contamination with the listeria germ. In a statement issued Tuesday, Nature's...

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How Bad Is It To Not Wash Your Sheets Every Week?

No one loves laundry day, but lying in petri dish of germs and bacteria is even less appealing.Your bed sheets collect gross particlesSome people need to wash their sheets more oftenKeep these tips in mind when you wash your bed sheetsRead more...
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Why Dermatologists Don’t Use Loofahs — And You Shouldn’t Either

Taking a shower rids the body of surface level germs and bacteria. The squeaky-clean feeling, however, isn’t thanks to harsh loofahs. In fact, most dermatologists don’t recommend them—and would definitely not use them on their face.Loofahs are...
Related topics: Dermatology, Bacteria

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Hand Sanitizer Will Kill Germs, But It Could Also Kill Your Car’s Interior - Roadshow

A majority of the stuff on your skin isn't exactly great to slather on materials like leather.

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Fecal Transplant Is Linked To A Patient’s Death, The F.d.a. Warns

The agency said two patients received donated stool that had not been screened for drug-resistant germs, leading it to halt clinical trials until researchers prove proper testing procedures are in place.
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Medical Research

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5 Mistakes You Keep Making When Cleaning With Bleach

When it comes to fighting bacteria and germs, bleach can be your ally. However, if you don’t use it correctly, bleach can be a foe when it comes to some household cleaning chores. Before you grab the sponge and the bottle of bleach, take note of...
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