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bacteria

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.

The first step in every recipe

Hand-washing and safe food handling are hallmarks of a conscientious cook who knows what's at stake in a bacteria-laden world.

Battling the bug

The more you know about norovirus, the better your odds of avoiding this pernicious pathogen.

Germ bath, anyone?

Beware: Bacteria lurking in your showerhead may give you a lung infection.

Cold especially bad? Your nose might be to blame

Could the composition of nasal bacteria and the severity of people's symptoms boil down to genetics?

Beware the double-dippers

One scoop into a container of dip is more than enough. A second dip with a half-eaten chip or veggie? That's a recipe for disaster.

We’re all Pig-Pens

We all trail a personal cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant particles, chemicals and even microscopic animals.

Your puppy might make you sick

Fido could be infected with Campylobacter and not be sick, but may still carry the germ.

Think you’re allergic to penicillin? Think again

Nearly 95 percent of people who report having an allergy to the antibiotic can actually tolerate it—and that’s to their advantage.

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