Germs

This Tiny Portable Air Purifier May Soon Sooth Your Inner Germ Freak — future Blink

Created by the Taiwan-based LUFT, Luft Cube is an air purifier you can bring with you anywhere and can destroy pollutants, odors, germs, and more. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Air Purifier, Future Blink, and Luft Cube
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Dangers Of 'superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows. There's been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Nearly 20,000 Kids End Up In Er Every Year Just From Sledding

Winter does not mean hibernation and aborting all outdoor activities. In fact, being cooped up inside yields to cabin fever, quite literally, by increasing the spread of colds and germs.Read more...

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Houseflies: Just How Bad Are They For Your Health?

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 -- Everyone quickly shoos houseflies off their dinner plates, but exactly how disease-ridden are these pesky insects? New research reveals that flies do pick up plenty of microbes from the nearby environment -- germs that can...
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The Army Just Quietly Re-opened Its Infamous Germ Warfare Lab That Experiments With Ebola, Plague...

Research at a secretive Army germ warfare lab about 50 miles from Washington, D.C. that works with tularemia, which spreads more easily than anthrax, has been partially restarted after a federal inspection found two failures in containing unnamed...
Related topics: Ebola, Medical Research

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Chronic Pot Use Possibly Linked To Testicular Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Chronic marijuana smoking may be linked to the development of testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT), specifically of the nonseminoma histologic subtype, a systematic review and meta-analysis found. But the evidence was...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Smoking

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Medical News Today: Superbugs: Everything You Need To Know

“Superbugs” refers to antibiotic resistant bacteria and fungi. These germs can be difficult to destroy with regular medications. Learn more in this article.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Bacteria

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Germ-free Lungs Of Newborn Mice Are Partially Protected Against Hyperoxia

A novel newborn mouse model probes the effect of high oxygen concentration, or hyperoxia, on lung development of pups that are germ-free -- with no microbes in their lungs. The model will show how different types of microbes that colonize human...

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What Parents Can Do To Prevent Germs

The average child gets between six and ten colds a year — now, that’s a lot of sick days! Read more...

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The Threat From Antibiotic-resistant Germs Gets Scarier

In a new report on antibiotic-resistant germs, the CDC highlights the rising levels of risk and what we must do to control the risk of spreading these germs.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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New York Identifies Hospitals And Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated.
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You're Probably Not Washing Your Hands Long Enough, And It Could Be Making You Sick

Experts recommend that you should wash your hands with cold or warm water for at least 20 seconds to kill harmful germs.

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Here’s How Measles Wipes Out The Immune System’s Memory

Enlarge / A child with measles. (credit: Greene, Charles Lyman) As every parent knows, kids spend their early years exploring the world with their mouths, gumming every germ-riddled object within reach and sampling their ever-sticky fingers. If...

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Students Develop Door Handles That Kill Bacteria

A pair of students in Hong Kong have created a self-cleaning door handle. The device uses ultraviolet light to cause a chemical reaction that kills germs. In tests, it was able to kill 99.8% of microbes on the door handle. Think of the most germ...
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Health Tip: Getting A Tuberculosis Skin Test

-- A tuberculosis (TB) skin test determines if you have TB germs in your body, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the test, a harmless fluid is injected under the skin on the inside of your arm. A very small needle is...
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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The Best Hand Soap

Washing your hands is key to staying germ-free and healthy. This is the best hand soap you can buy online.

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A Secret In Saliva: Food And Germs Helped Humans Evolve Into Unique Member Of Great Apes

Researchers discovered that the human diet -- a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture -- has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.
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How To Keep Flu Germs From Spreading In Your Home

You cannot really germ-proof your home, but you can clean and disinfect things to improve your chances of preventing the flu.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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The Medical Minute: Hand Sanitizers Effective, But Handwashing Is Better

Hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work. But when it comes to keeping germs away as we enter the cold and flu season, nothing beats a good scrubbing with soap and water.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Deadly Bacterial Infection Kills Three Infants, Sickens Five At Us Hospital

Three infants died and five others were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit in a US hospital over the past two months after contracting a deadly waterborne germ, officials have revealed.
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