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REVEALED: The Germiest Place On Your Body

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Microbiologist Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro reveals to host Dena Takruri the germiest place on the human body and the best way to avoid catching germs....

The 9 Germiest Places In Your Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

The "germiest" places in the kitchen may not be where you think. A new list released by NSF International, an independent public health and environmen...

10 Of The Germiest Places At The Gym

Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Most germs are not going to make you sick, but you'll still want to rethink your fitness routine.

5 Tips For Avoiding Germs From an Avid Germaphobe

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 02.11.2013 | Fifty
Karen S. Exkorn

My germ-phobia started at age 10 when my father contracted hepatitis from some tainted water in my hometown. Because it was a highly communicable disease, my mother had my brother and me on high germ alert. We washed our hands so much, we put Lady Macbeth to shame.

Why We Sneeze And Other Fun Facts About The Big Ah-Choo!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Why do we sneeze? The long-standing answer has been that sneezing is a reflex. When irritants -- such as germs, dust, pollen, ...

An App That Lets You Track Down Who Got You Sick

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu sufferers can now collect more information about the origins of their germs, thanks to a new Facebook app. "Help, I have the Flu" may not be ab...

6 Easy Ways To Make Everyone Around You Sick

Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Erin Hicks Feel the sniffles coming on? The cold and flu season is upon us, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates th...

Asking Hard Questions Of The 787

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like I've read the same glowing write-up 50 times. There's so much buzz about the plane it seems almost suspicious.

8 Daily Activities That Can Make You Sick

Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, M.P.H. Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. You can catch a cold any time of year, but winter is the most active period f...

10 Germy Places To Avoid While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Hotel housekeepers may bleach the bathroom and dust the nightstand, but they rarely clean the TV remote.

Where Travelers And Germs Meet

Lonely Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lonely Planet

Consider that the flu virus can survive for two or three days on computer keyboards, germs live on our hands for two to 24 hours and we touch our hands to our faces -- the germ super highway to our guts -- once every three minutes.

Water, Water: Cornfield Creek Diary

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

I have a different relationship with water since moving to Cornfield Creek, off Maryland's Magothy River. I moved here after three decades of city living, which involved -- among other things -- not thinking about water very much.

Surprising Places Germs Hide

Everyday Health | Everyday Health Staff | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living

There's no shortage of stories ringing alarm bells about germs running amok throughout our homes and offices. If you believed them all, you'd crawl in...

America Goes Germ Crazy

Phil Perrier | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy
Phil Perrier

I think what bothers me the most about this recent germ obsession is that so much of it is monkey see monkey do. We didn't use to be like this. Hell, people use to smoke at the gym!

FYI, Your Kitchen Is Probably Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

Food & Wine | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

"In most cases, it's safer to make a salad on a toilet seat than it is to make one on a cutting board," says Dr. Charles Gerba (a.k.a. Dr. Germ).

'Don't Touch The Toilet!' Confessions of a Germaphobe

Eva Glettner | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

I grab a paper towel to turn on the faucet. I flush with my foot. I try to do this discreetly because I don't want my kids to copy my OCD habits. Unfortunately, the little buggers have caught on.

WATCH: Bug-Like Virus Stabs Germs With Tiny Needle

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.12.2012 | Science

It's the smallest armor-piercing weapon in the biological universe. That's how some have described the microscopic "needle" that a family of odd-l...

Spring Cleaning: 11 Germ Traps To Clean For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living

If you've shaken off the dust bunnies and scrubbed the floors, you're off to a good start at your spring cleaning, but there are some often-overlooked...

Can "Superbug" Slime From Stratosphere Solve Earth's Power Problem?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 02/23/2012 04:24 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily A U.K.-based research team has created a fuel cell that ...

New Study Suggests Surprising Cause Of Obesity

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 02/03/2012 09:08 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily We've heard obesity can be "spread" ...

10 Tips To Keep Your Workspace Germ-Free

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Greg Voakes

Taking small steps to take care of yourself and your workspace can do a great deal towards keeping you (and your coworkers) healthy.

Perfect Attendance: Cold and Flu Season's Public Health Menace

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Working while you are sick doesn't make you productive. Kids don't do well in school when they should be at home recovering, and their peers sitting next to them don't win either.

The 8 Germiest Places In The Mall

Posted 11.25.2011 | Healthy Living

By Cari Wira Dineen During the craziness of the holidays, the last thing you want is to get sidelined with a cold, flu, stomach bug -- or worse. Bu...

Germs Don't Have to Be the Enemy

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

When we overuse antibacterial soap, the germs get smart and become resistant to the chemicals we use against them. Isn't that ironic?

WATCH: Dangerous Germs Found In Dozens Of Fast Food Play Areas

Posted 11.19.2011 | Parents

Turns out there's another reason to steer clear of fast food restaurants. It's not just their fried food that's unhealthy; play areas on offer at the ...