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Summertime: The Perfect Time to Vaccinate

Aileen M. Marty | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aileen M. Marty

Prevention is not only the least expensive form of medicine and the healthiest, it is also the friendliest and most neighborly. Be a good neighbor and enjoy your summer -- get vaccinated.

Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago....

Yes, Your Beard Might Be As Dirty As A Toilet Seat. No, You Don't Have To Shave It.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you’re a bearded man or love someone who has a beard, you may have recently heard the horrifying news rattling around the Internet that there is ...

Bacteria Never Looked More Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science

Who knew bacteria could be so mesmerizing? Rogan Brown, for one. The artist, based in southern France, has created a stunning paper sculpture that ...

What We Should Do About Fears of Germs on the Subway

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"They're finding bubonic plague on the subway!" a friend recently said to me. "How afraid should I be?" Some subway riders are scared. The disco...

What Bacteria And Smell Have To Do With Feminism Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts

Can you imagine what's it like to hand-collect bacterial specimens from 100 of your closest female friends and colleagues? According to An...

The 7 Germiest Items You Probably Touch Every Single Day

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Linda Rodgers | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You expect germs to lurk in the obvious places—the toilet bowl, the trashcans, the floors. But there’s a slew of ...

Scientists Believe They've Found The Smallest Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.04.2015 | Science

So, this is about as small as life can get. Scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have c...

This Will Make You Want To Wash Your Hands And Boil Everything

Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Unless you live in a plastic bubble, germs and bacteria are on every surface you touch. Apparently, even washing your hands promises very little prote...

Kids Explain Everything You Need To Know About Germs In Just 2 Minutes

Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents

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Bacteria Evolved to Save the Planet. Can We?

David Waltham | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
David Waltham

After millions of years of gloriously successful life on Earth, a dangerous new organism arose and spread rapidly across the planet. With unprecedented efficiency, this revolutionary life form pumped noxious fumes into the air, destroyed ecosystems, and exterminated a substantial fraction of its fellow species. And the gasses it added to the atmosphere drastically altered global temperatures so that, between habitat destruction and climate change, the world was changed forever.

Giving Thanks for Turkey Raised Without Antibiotics

Laura Rogers | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey this year, we can be grateful that consumers and food producers are recognizing the importance of antibiotics. Furthermore, we should resolve in 2015 to keep fighting against the overuse of these drugs -- and for all of us whose lives may depend on them.

This Hand Dryer Study Will Have You Saying 'Ewwww'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Science

In the supermarket, it's paper or plastic. In many public restrooms, it's paper towels or electric hand dryers--and a new study from England adds to a...

Poop Pills May Offer A Better Way To Cure This Deadly Infection

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science

A promising new study puts a decidedly positive spin on the epithet "eat sh**." It shows that pills containing human fecal matter are an effective...

Design, Intelligent Or Otherwise, In Real Time

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Now that Ebola is here, it has captured the attention it arguably deserved from us long ago. The latest news is that the patient first diagnosed in the U.S. is in critical condition, and receiving experimental therapy. Lapses in our public health system have been acknowledged, and a scramble to contain the damage, and prevent spread, are playing out as we look on, and worry.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

Time To Rethink Your Antiperspirant?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.14.2014 | Science

It's enough to make you break out in a cold sweat: a provocative new study suggests that the antiperspirants we use to keep from smelling bad could th...

Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 1)

Ann Reid | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

On June 25, 2014, the following scientific study made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature: "Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-β-lactamase antibiotic resistance." Doesn't exactly sound earth-shattering, does it? But the discovery of a fungal compound that restores the efficacy of one of our antibiotics of last resort is, in fact, huge news.

States Argue Stricter Beach Contamination Warning Standards Are Unnecessary

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal plan to lower thresholds for warning the public about contaminated beach water is drawing protests from state ...

7 Ways Your Health Is Like a River (And Why We Should Take Care of Both)

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

As a registered dietitian who helps teach people to keep their bodies healthy, I couldn't help but see a striking resemblance between the delicate dance of human health and that of a river. It is a perspective that I think may help others be more mindful of how we treat our bodies, as well as our precious rivers.

WATCH: Bizarre Bacterial 'Swimming' Explained

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science

Bacteria are some of the simplest organisms, yet they are capable of surprisingly complex behavior. When Bacillus subtilis bacteria, a species normal...

David Freeman

LISTEN: How Our Obsession With Killing Bacteria Could Actually Be Killing Us

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Dr. Martin J. Blaser has one big theory about a lot of little things. The little things are microorganisms--the estimated 100-plus trillion bacter...

7 Ways Your House Is Making You Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It often starts when someone retires, says Jeff May. All of a sudden, the retiree is spending a lot more time in his ...

The Disgusting Truth About Your Toothbrush

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your toothbrush looks innocent enough sitting on your bathroom sink. But before you put it in your mouth, consider th...

Show Your State Pride With... Bacteria?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

State legislators like to claim official symbols for nearly everything. There are state birds, state dinosaurs, even a state question (New Mexico's ...