Health

The dirtiest things you touch

At this time of year, cold and flu season mixes with holiday shopping, parties and travel. That means extra opportunities to share holiday cheer—and germs and viruses. However, you may be surprised by how germ-filled common ...

Medical research

Bacteria in the gut may alter aging process, study finds

An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the aging process, which could lead to the development of food-based ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

Drug-resistant "superbug" infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.

Health

Why hand-washing beats hand sanitizers

Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says.

Health

Hand sanitizers effective, but handwashing is better

Whether they dangle from keychains, spritz from pens or froth and pump out of clinic and classroom dispensers, hand sanitizers are convenient alternatives to handwashing, and they do work.

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