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  • Men who recover from Ebola must use condoms to protect partners
    Men who recover from Ebola need to use condoms, but for how long?
    Men who have survived a bout of Ebola should practice safe sex for at least three months after they recover from the infection, according to a new report. Currently, the most commonly recommended time for practicing safe sex after recovering from...
  • Texas hospital reports first case of Ebola in U.S.
    First case of Ebola reported in United States
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today in a news release that the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. The person diagnosed with Ebola had come from Liberia to Dallas on September 20, but did...
  • Texas infants TB
    Texas infants TB: Shocking report out of Texas, 700 infants exposed to TB?
    Hundreds of infants in Texas may have been exposed to the contagious bacterial infection Tuberculosis – TB for short – after a hospital employee, who unknowingly was carrying the disease, continued to work at the hospital’s...
  • Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Being pregnant and sick is a truly miserable time, but when pregnant are you more or less likely to actually get sick? Is your immune system off a little not as strong from carrying a baby? Or is your pregnant body acting like a superhero...
  • Woman dies from dog lick
    Woman dies from dog lick: Infection from pet's affectionate lick kills dog lover
    A 53-year-old grandmother from the UK died after her body was unable to fight off an infection that entered her hand through a small cut. The animal-loving woman went into septic shock in April after she was infected by the saliva of her pet...
  • Turtle
    Salmonella warning: Small turtles an unhealthy pet choice for kids
    Despite the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) more than three-decade ban on the sale of turtles less than 4 inches long for other than educational purposes, the tiny reptiles are still being sold illegally at fairs, flea markets and...
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    Healthy habits to reduce infection
    There are concerns about the rise of antibiotic resistant infections, and the spread of these bacteria. There is a particular concern in hospitals where it is very easy to pass bacteria between patients via healthcare workers. Healthcare workers...
  • MRSA and Pasteurella multocida among possible infections from cat bites
    What specific infections can you get from a cat bite?
    Cat bites are dangerous for a few reasons. They tend to be deep puncture wounds, which are almost always dangerous, because deep puncture wounds put bacteria deep into tissue. You can also get more than one type of infection from a cat bite. So...
  • Red Robin worker hepatitis A: Worker exposes thousands to Hep-A, vaccine shipped
    Red Robin worker hepatitis A: Worker exposes thousands to Hep-A, vaccine shipped
    “Red Robin… Yum,” as the slogan goes. Except in this case, “yuck” would be the more appropriate interjection, after news was released that an ill restaurant worker in Missouri may have exposed upwards of 5,000...
  • The beauty and transformative power of buttermilk
    The beauty and transformative power of buttermilk
    Hygiene for the soul. Served in martini glasses garnished with cornbread. When you are searching for meaning in a hi-tech world a simple glass of buttermilk or a buttermilk recipe will ground and center you. The smooth, thick and creamy...
  • MRSA
    MRSA in homes: Study shows MRSA common in homes, how can you protect yourself?
    MRSA in homes is on the increase. Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known by its acronym MRSA, is an antibiotic resistant bacterial infection, which up until now was generally thought to be restricted to confined places like hospitals, locker...
  • You have dirty money in your wallet
    You have dirty money in your wallet
    According to a new study, dirty money takes on a whole new meaning when examined for bacteria. Paper money is one of the most frequently passed items in the planet. The unpublished study was described in the April 21 edition of The Wall Street...
  • Triclosan in antibacterial soap
    Antibacterial soap can actually make you sick
    A new study published April 8 in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, shows that antibacterial soap can actually make you sick, thanks to a chemical compound called triclosan in the soap that can stimulate the growth of...
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    Drug-resistant infections increasing in U.S. kids
    Infections caused by a specific type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in U.S. children, according to a study published in the March 20 online Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.The drug-resistant bacteria, called...
  • Nookems, a pug
    Wrinkles on dogs are adorable but can cause problems
    Do you own a breed that has wrinkles like a Pug or a Shar-Pei ? Though these wrinkles are precious, if not kept clean they can cause problems for your beloved pet. Lip fold and face fold infections are often an issue when your dog has a face full...