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bacteria

10 tips for a safer home

Mix these simple steps into your routine to make your home clean, safe and healthy.

Bring your food to life

Fermentation promotes the growth of good-for-you bacteria that helps shape a healthy digestive system.

Ocean scourge: Flesh-eating bacteria

Learn how to avoid this ever-increasing threat.

4 steps to a healthier home

Occasional checkups on fire alarms, cleaning supplies and furnace filters make for a home that's safe, clean and comfortable.

Out with the old

Frayed toothbrushes, worn pillows and aging contact lenses are among must-replace items if you value health and hygiene.

CDC: Polio-like illness season arrives

Mysterious condition typically afflicts children, resulting in paralysis and respiratory problems.

Best germ defense: Common sense

There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.

Rise of the urban tick

Biologists are finding an abundance of ticks with Lyme disease far beyond wooded country trails—they're popping up in your city parks.

Could antibiotics up heart disease risk?

Researchers find women 60 and older are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke if they used antibiotics for two months or longer.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Gone fishing

Antibiotic researchers are diving into the deep blue as they search for a new weapon against drug-resistant superbugs: fish mucus.

Beware the ball pit

Scientists took a few samples from these colorful play areas and tested them in a lab. The conclusion: Well, read on.

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