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Keep Your Filthy Hands Off The Subway: Will Tomorrow's Commuters Wear Plastic Mitts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Step into a New York City subway and it can seem like you're witnessing biological warfare. Riders cough and sneeze all over the place, nauseating sme...

How Dental Health Can Affect Your Whole Body

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Taking good care of your teeth is a good way to avoid toothaches, expensive trips to the dentist and tooth loss in old age. But there is another reason to practice good oral health: It can affect the health of your whole body.

New USDA Cooking Temps Oversimplify, Change Little, Confuse Home Cooks

Meathead | Posted 07.26.2011 | Food
Meathead

If you follow USDA recommendations 100% you will be 100% safe and doomed to terrible steaks and lamb chops. And in its effort to make one set of easy to understand rules, the government has oversimplified.

Lawsuit Filed to Preserve Antibiotics for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We want the FDA to follow its own safety findings and withdraw approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.

New Bacteria Can Live On Caffeine

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

It turns out investment bankers and over-worked journalists aren't the only organisms that can survive on caffeine. Scientists have recently discov...

Why Melons Are Repeat Recall Offenders

Slashfood | Posted 05.29.2011 | Food

Melons are not having a good start to the season. A mass recall of 4,992 cartons of Del Monte cantaloupes were recalled in seven western states last T...

NASA Finds Weird Life... Where Exactly?

George Zaidan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
George Zaidan

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NASA Announcement LIVE: New Life Form Discovered (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The NASA announcement is underway, and you can watch it and follow along with our live updates below. You can also watch the press conference live at ...

The Link Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bacteria

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Though Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is among the most common medical problems in the country, it's not a disease you're likely to find celebrities speaking out for.

Bacteria Can 'Smell' Their Environment, Research Shows

BBC News | Jason Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists from Newcastle University in the UK have demonstrated that a bacterium commonly found in soil can sniff and react to ammonia in the air....

Scientists: Bacteria Ate Mostly Gas, Not Oil

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bacteria that attacked the plumes of oil and gas from the Deepwater Horizon gusher in the Gulf of Mexico mainly digested natural gas spewing from the ...

Beneficial Bacteria?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Even in cases where probiotics have been shown to be effective, it is only using specific strains of bacteria in specific amounts. Not just any probiotic will do.

Planetary Watch: Microbes Share the Load

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

If we keep using the same antibiotic, the bugs become resistant to it and start causing havoc. The pharmaceutical folks have to head back to the lab to find a new killer antibiotic and the whole thing starts over again.

Planetary Watch: Is It a Good Microbe or a Bad Microbe?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that we've been looking in the wrong places to solve our problems? Could it be that all our worries would be over if we only had some more microbes?

New Test: Big Advance In Diagnosing TB

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether so...

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

Practical Tips To Help Keep Your Pre-Schooler Healthy

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

What's your child going to bring home from pre-school this year? Unfortunately, our children are likely to carry back unwelcome viruses and bacteria as they share toys, spit and sneezes with their classmates.

Superbug Claims First Fatality: Belgian Man Who Visited Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A superbug outbreak in South Asia has raised health concerns and fears of global implications, fueled by a report by an authoritative British Medica...

New Superbug Gene Could Spread Worldwide, Doctors Warn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — People traveling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug,...

Food-Borne Illnesses: How to Ensure That Your Food is Safe

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

What causes food-borne illnesses? And more importantly, what concrete steps can you take to ensure that your food is safe? Read on to learn how you can decrease your risk of suffering from a food-borne illness.

"Antibacterial" Soaps: Buyer Beware!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.

Surfer Dude Health Hazards -- Just When You Thought It Was Safe To...

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The waves are likely to get a lot more populated in the coming weeks, and moments of exuberance and bliss along the coastline can be ruined by heath hazard.

Are Your Kids' Toys Harboring Filth?

divinecaroline.com | Allison Ford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The very bathtub that parents think is so safe and sanitary may harbor some of the most germ-filled objects in the house. That's right, children's bat...

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

Mouth Health: Does Your Child Have Bad Breath? Maybe It Is Their Adenoids

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

In fact, if your child has bad breath, the reason may go deeper than you think. It might be the child's adenoids.