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bacteria

Keep foodborne illness at bay

Salmonella is most common during the summer months.

Kitchen towels laden with bacteria

Cross-contamination is happening, and food poisoning may result.

Are you a prospective poop donor?

Fecal transplants are used to treat infection with Clostridium difficile, an opportunistic bacteria that can cause death if it gains a foothold in the gut.

Swimmers beware

Waterborne pathogens can defy disinfectants and live in hot tubs, pools and water parks, infecting the body through the skin, eyes or nose.

Skin’s ‘good’ bacteria may be promising weapon against eczema

New findings bring hope for the development of new, low-cost therapies that do not require daily application.

Study: Cranberry juice won’t prevent urinary tract infections

Data behind recommendation has always been mixed, doctors say.

Gross alert: Your dishwasher is not as sterile as you think

Beware of bacteria and fungi that may be dwelling among your drinkware and dishes.

Horses, humans unite—in sore throat battle

On this genomic battlefront, researchers aim to use equine medicine techniques to improve mankind's fight against strep throat.

Irresistible change

They’ve long been a first-line treatment for a host of maladies—but what does the future hold for antibiotics?

Hand-washing 101

Germs get left everywhere! Good hand washing practice helps to prevent catching colds and respiratory viral infections, stomach bugs and diarrhea.

A shot at college

The postsecondary world can produce curious intellectuals, but it’s also ground zero to some heinous germs. The solution? Vaccinate.

Dogs may help children’s immune systems

An outdoor pet tracks in loads of bacteria that may help children avoid allergies later in life.

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