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Six most common places where your hands pick up germs and bacteria

11/14/2016 - Oh, those hand sanitizers, chock full of antibacterial ingredients that kill bad and good bacteria! To use them or not to use them? That is the question. Maybe you could just carry around some rubbing alcohol in a small spray container, mixed with some water and a couple of drops of essential oils...

The 6 unhealthy habits that are dirtier than a toilet bowl

10/12/2016 - You would never dream of eating food off a toilet seat, right? Some potential sources of germs are a lot more obvious than others. No sane person would try to claim that a public restroom is not a veritable breeding ground of germs, dirt and other unpleasantness, but if you look really closely at your...

Reusable water bottles harbor more germs than your toilet, testing finds

8/16/2016 - Recycling your plastic water bottle may seem like a green thing to do, but the truth is it's better to simply avoid plastic altogether, and for a number of reasons. Drinking from a reusable water bottle places you at risk for contracting an array of dangerous germs like E.coli and salmonella. Laboratory...

C-section babies need to be rubbed with mother's germs ... Post-birth 'probiotics' crucial for activating child's immune response

2/10/2016 - According to a recent study by New York University, babies born by C-section should be swabbed with their mother's germs; doctors think this procedure can replace "missing" bacteria that babies are normally exposed to during vaginal birth. Sharing bacteria during surgery is normally something doctors...

Duke Medicine News & Communications: Worms and germs lead to better immune function

7/7/2015 - DURHAM, N.C. - A growing body of evidence in the medical community holds that greater diversity of bacteria and even worms in the digestive tract offers protection against a variety of allergic and autoimmune problems. (Story by Duke Medicine News and Communications, republished from Germs...

Sick bed syndrome: Are dust mites and germs causing your medical symptoms?

5/14/2015 - Nighty-night, don't let the dust mites bite... all ten million of them. If you're like most people, the bed is a sacred place. It's a spot to relax, unwind, regenerate, dream and engage in procreation activities. However, according to home hygiene expert Dr. Lisa Ackerley, you are not the only one...

Commercial airplanes are rarely cleaned; food trays contaminated with fecal matter; airborne germs abound

11/12/2014 - It probably isn't much of a secret that commercial airplanes are teeming with germs. But a new report by the Daily Mail Online suggests that airplane cabins are likely far filthier than most people realize, as planes are rarely deep-cleaned, and their tray tables are often brimming with germs, including...

Perspiration contains natural, safe antibiotics that kill dangerous germs, even TB, staph

2/25/2013 - Sweating is just a nasty annoyance to many modern-day people. Sure, it keeps you from overheating during exercise or if you are exposed to extremely hot weather. But most often, perspiration is seen as a negative body secretion to be stopped whenever possible with chemical-laden antiperspirants. On...

The top places where germs lurk: cell phones, ATMs and more

9/16/2012 - Germs (meaning bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms) are everywhere - at home, in the office, on door handles or on the soles of shoes. Fortunately, about 99 percent of them are harmless. But the other one percent can lead to a potentially life-threatening infection at worst, or an annoying cold...

Book review: Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs by Dr. Harvey Bigelsen M.D

7/24/2011 - If you are like the average American, you have led a life filled with Western medical policies, procedures, drugs and quick-fixes. As one of the biggest businesses in the United States, modern medicine may be costing you more than just a high insurance premium each month. According to Harvey Bigelsen,...

Grocery Carts are Germs on Wheels (Opinion)

9/9/2010 - Shopping carts are gaining the reputation as one of the dirtiest and most germ-contaminated public items. The cart seats and handles have considerable more bacteria that even toilet seats and flush handles. Shoppers are blissfully unaware that bacteria and viruses, such as E. coli, staphylococcus, salmonella,...

Disinfectants may turn potentially deadly germs into superbugs

1/6/2010 - The opportunistic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is increasingly recognized as a cause of severe nosocomial infections -- those are infections people contract as a result of treatment in a hospital or other medical center. In fact, a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection can be life-threatening, especially...

New research: natural exposure to everyday germs may protect kids from disease as adults

12/21/2009 - Gone are the days when play time for kids often meant getting dirty making mud "pies", splashing in mud puddles and creeks, and climbing trees -- and when children washed their hands, mostly just before a meal, it was with plain soap and water. Modern day parents often take pride in keeping their little...

Essential Oils in Common Spices Kill Sickness-Causing Germs in Food

10/3/2009 - When people talk about getting "food poisoning", they usually mean they became ill because of bacteria that contaminated something they ate. Some who comes down with this kind of foodborne disease simply has an upset stomach. But in far too many cases serious health problems and even death can occur,...

Vaccination Programs Under Scrutiny (Part 2)

12/14/2007 - Vaccination no longer makes any sense. Or did it ever? The much-acclaimed benefits of the latest vaccine against Hib meningitis also seem to be unfounded. In a pro-vaccine study published in 1993 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the children in the control group who didn't receive...

Is Modern Medicine Founded on Error?

12/7/2007 - Modern medicine is firmly founded on the "Germ Theory of Disease" promulgated by Louis Pasteur in the 1860's. Pasteur's 140-year-old theory is still the medical paradigm upon which Western medicine fights disease as we enter the 21st century. But with a huge increase today in infectious diseases...

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