There's a happy medium between the parent who travels with bleach and the parent who lets a kid eat mud pies.
Biologists are finding an abundance of ticks with Lyme disease far beyond wooded country trails—they're popping up in your city parks.
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.
Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.
Antibiotic researchers are diving into the deep blue as they search for a new weapon against drug-resistant superbugs: fish mucus.
Scientists took a few samples from these colorful play areas and tested them in a lab. The conclusion: Well, read on.
Hand-washing and safe food handling are hallmarks of a conscientious cook who knows what's at stake in a bacteria-laden world.
The more you know about norovirus, the better your odds of avoiding this pernicious pathogen.
Beware: Bacteria lurking in your showerhead may give you a lung infection.
Could the composition of nasal bacteria and the severity of people's symptoms boil down to genetics?
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 all trail a personal cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant particles, chemicals and even microscopic animals.
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