Germs

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...
Related topics: Bacteria

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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...
Related topics: Bacteria

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Health Tip: Grilling Food 101

-- Summer is prime time for food poisoning, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As temperatures rise, foodborne germs flourish. To have a safe and enjoyable grilling season, the CDC recommends: Separate raw meat and poultry...
Related topics: Food Poisoning, Poisoning, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Testicular Cancer Treatment Does Not Up Risk For Offspring Birth Defects

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 -- Children of men with testicular germ-cell cancer (TGCC) have a modestly increased risk for congenital malformation (CM), which does not differ at pretreatment and posttreatment, according to a study published online June...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Information On The Crispr Babies

Last year a Chinese researcher, Dr. He Jiankui, announced that he had altered the germ line DNA of two babies using the relatively new and powerful gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. Dr. He is back in the news because of a new study looking at...
Related topics: Medical Research, DNA, Genetics

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Soon Your Car Might Help Keep You Healthy

Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick is a new way to keep your car clean. Jaguar Land Rover is testing an in-car ventilation system that uses germ-killing ultraviolet...

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To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe.

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Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look To The Livestock Industry

Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly...
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Back-seat Passengers In Uber, Lyft, Ride-hailing Vehicles Face Germs, Safety Risks

Rising awareness about the dangers of sitting in the back seat could give you pause the next time your Uber or Lyft rolls up to the curb.        

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No, Really: Don’t Wash Raw Chicken Before Cooking It, Says The Cdc

“Don’t wash your raw chicken. Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other food or utensils in the kitchen,” tweeted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late last month. It was a simple enough health-and-safety message...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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'don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken': Cdc Says Doing So Can Spread Germs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says washing chicken can do more harm than good.        
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Scientists Are Testing New Plasma Tech That Can Kill 99.9% Of Deadly Airborne Germs

Coming down with a cold is a major pain, and sometimes it's impossible to know when or where you even got it. That's the nature of airborne sickness, and the common cold is just one of many that make life difficult for individuals unlucky enough to...

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Many E-cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- You might need to worry about inhaling more than just nicotine when you vape: New research warns that many electronic cigarettes appear to be contaminated with fungi and bacteria. The finding stems from a close look at...
Related topics: Medical Research, Nicotine, Bacteria

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This Motion-activated, Germ-fighting Toilet Light Makes Going To The Bathroom Way More Groovy

Nighttime trips to the bathroom don't normally elicit much thought. They probably should, since the bathroom's where some of the most accidents in the home happen. Ever fallen or gotten bumps and bruises during a late-night bathroom excursion?...

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The Benefits Of An Anti-inflammatory Diet

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- The body's immune system is designed to fight off threats, like infection-causing germs, through a process called inflammation. But a steady state of inflammation can lead to everything from diabetes to autoimmune...
Related topics: Diet, Diabetes

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'superbugs' Hang Out On Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- If you weren't already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows 'superbugs' are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria, Antibiotics

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