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How We’re Creating Superbugs

In 1970 the US Surgeon General William Steward told Congress that it is “time to close the book on infectious diseases.” He, like most people in the seventies, believed that in large part due to moder…

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11 Worst Germ Hot Spots in Your Home

We all know that bathrooms, and toilets in particular, are serious germ zones, but there are many other places that are equally packed with bacteria and other harmful microbes. Before I share the wors…

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Bee Venom Kills HIV (Just Another Reason To Save The Bees!)

Colony collapse disorder is decimating bee populations around the world. The possibility of losing our planet's most industrious pollinator hasn't motivated agencies like the EPA to protect them, but …

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Mad Science: Bird Flu Experiment Insane

Remember the whole bird flu scare of a year or two ago?  We dodged that bullet, so what are scientists doing now?  You guessed it:  creating a new strain of the avian flu virus that can jump from spec…

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Infections & Your Joints

Bacteria and viruses can occasionally cause infections that trigger pain in your joints. Find out how this happens.…

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AIDS: Understanding the Disease

On average, in developing regions, only 33% of young men and 20% of young women have a complete and correct understanding of HIV (excluding China). Health Videos by NewsLook   // …

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Mushrooms: Immune-Boosting Remedy

Photo Courtesy Of:  Photos.com/Thinkstock Some of the most potent immunosupportive agents come from mushrooms, and science is just beginning to tap into this vast natural medicine warehouse. The…

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The 7 Germiest Public Places

Avoid touching these surfaces in public places to stay healthy. Excerpt from The List Maker’s Get-Healthy Guide, By the Editors of Prevention An average adult can touch as many as 30 objects w…

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What’s Lurking On Your Purse?

A recent post, “I Like It on the Kitchen Table,” got me to thinking about my purse and all the places it has been. One thing lead to another and soon I was immersed in a world of germs. The Germs o…

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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