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Study Shows Hospital Curtains' Hidden Danger

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Those hospital curtains that give privacy to patients could also be harboring drug-resistant bacteria, including the infamous methicillin-resistant st...

Living Bacteria Billboard Promotes Film

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

If you've got a weak stomach, you might want to skip this video. Maybe the movie too, since it's reportedly just a tad bit too real. As a cleve...

The Most Disgusting 'Contagion' Sign Of All

From Petri dish to advertisement | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

Gross! The producers of the sick new thriller Contagion came up with a creepy way to promote their product. Warner Bros. ...

Lynne Peeples

Surprising New Dengue Weapon: Vaccinating Mosquitoes With Bacteria To Protect People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Dengue fever is on the rise around the world. As traditional folk dancers teach prevention in India, hospitals in the Philippines desperately add beds...

Flip Flop Feet: How To Defeat Foot Cooties And Flaunt Sexy Toes

YouBeauty | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photo: Getty Images Anyone who has ever pounded the pavement in strappy sandals knows that, by dusk, your soles are the color of the asphalt you'...

Catherine Pearson

Super Bacteria? Fighting Resistance Could Be Trickier Than Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

A process thought to hamper antibiotic resistant bacteria, one of the world's most pressing public health problems, might actually make them stronger,...

In Alaska, a Dirty Fight Over Clean Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A small island fishing community 800 air miles southwest of Anchorage has found itself in a monster of a fight with federal enforcers based more than 4,100 miles away in Washington, D.C.

What Is Toe Jam?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Toe jam is common non-medical term used to describe the 'gunk' that accumulates between the toes. Not all toe jam is the same, however -- and it can result in serious medical issues for some and should not be neglected.

Book Review: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon

Chriss Street | Posted 08.23.2011 | Books
Chriss Street

This highly entertaining book serves as not only a riotous call to arms, but a roadmap for Americans to re-claim the 21st century as their own.

Michael McLaughlin

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...