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So Long, Sniff Test: New Tech Tells You When the Milk's Gone Bad

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Scourge of cereal, corrupter of coffee, cause of more spit takes than a Donald Trump press conference: rotten milk has ruined many mornings. And yet our only defense against the potentially stomach-souring effect is the simple, unreliable sniff test.

The Invisible World Responsible for More Than We Think

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Zakariasen

No doubt most of us have heard about probiotic supplements being useful for treating poor digestion, but that's only the beginning.

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

3 Gross Reasons You Shouldn't Wear Shoes In The House

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM How many times have you opened the door after being outside and walked through your house with your shoes on? Hundreds of times...

Good News, Chicago! You Can Safely Smooch The Stanley Cup

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living

"You might as well slurp the handrail of an airport escalator, lick a bathroom door or eat soup out of a rented bowling shoe," CBS Chicago columnist D...

Could a Microbe Transplant Make You Thinner? (and Other Amazing Things About Bacteria and Antibiotics)

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
Techonomy

We are in the earliest days of understanding the human microbiome -- the communities of microbes that live in and on our bodies -- but already scientists are getting a sense of the incredible complexity of this ecosystem and its interaction with us.

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 ...