Bacteria

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If you're trying to keep your blood pressure under control, having a daily carton of yogurt or other foods filled with probiotics could help, a new study finds.
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Some advice for the next time you fly: Bring plenty of hand sanitizer, and don't touch the seat-back pocket - where, new research shows, disease-causing germs can live for more than a week.
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News, discoveries and ... fun.
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Open your wallet. Pull out a dollar bill. You've just touched more than 3,000 bacteria that have been linked to stomach ulcers, acne, pneumonia and staph infections.
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Las opiniones de los expertos en materia de higiene y salud pública siguen encontradas en cuanto a la efectividad del uso de jabones antibacterianos para garantizar la salubridad general y prevenir la transmisión de virus, gérmenes y bacterias, sobre todo en la cocina durante la preparación de alimentos.
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Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés) reportaron un brote de listeria en Maryland y California. Siete personas han sido hospitalizadas con los sí­ntomas y se reportó una muerte; todos son hispanos y todos consumieron queso.
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News, discoveries and ... fun
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It's certainly extreme, but a recent news story points up how germy a cellphone can be.
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Science is once more reminding us that there are predators stalking the land no larger than a speck of dust but with the killing power of a herd of hippos. They are so small you can't see them but you only have about a 50-50 chance of surviving their attack. They are called bacteria and the sepsis or blood poisoning they engender is killing 250,000 Americans a year. I was almost one of them.
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