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germs

Gone fishing

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

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.

Germ bath, anyone?

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

Expecting? Get the flu shot  

Flu season is upon us. Now is the time to protect yourself and your loved ones—and the little one on the way.

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.

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.

Timely tips for sick-free travel

Practice good general health hygiene to not get sick or spread germs.

Best way to fight off norovirus?

Wash your hands! Your mother was right.

Put your coat on; you’ll catch a cold!

Or will you? Doctors help parents navigate the age-old battle.

411 on what to do when sickness strikes

Experts share how to keep everyone else healthy in your family when one is down for the count.

Throat bacteria linked to bone and joint infection in kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections.

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