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pathogens

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.

Picnics, potlucks and … pathogens?

Safe food preparation and smart handling can help your family avoid foodborne illness at summer outings.

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.

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

The invasive species has already made itself known in more than nine states.

Irresistible change

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

Browner waters, more disease?

Scientists warn that climate change could carry significant health implications.

Throat bacteria linked to bone and joint infection in kids

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

Old pipes, new problems

Study: Drug-resistant germs are thriving in America’s corroding water systems, possibly sickening thousands each year.

To bathe, or not to bathe?

It's time to re-think that daily ritual for your little ones. Most children only need to soak in a tub a few times a week.

Get primed for back-to-school germ warfare

Follow these handy tips to help kids parry pathogens.

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