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Adult Health

How often should you replace your kitchen sponge? Probably more often than you do

Kitchen Sponge Bacteria


Hospital patients are commonly misdiagnosed with pneumonia – to the detriment of their health, study finds

Pneumonia Misdiagnosis

Adult Health

How often should jeans be washed to keep them germ-free? Less often than you might think

Blue Jeans Bacteria


Bacterial infections in Pennsylvania's potato crops could lead to supply shortages for chip makers

Pennsylvania Potato Utz

Health News

What makes pee yellow? Researchers identify enzyme that gives urine its color

Urine Yellow Color Research

Health News

Hypoallergenic baby formula recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

hypoallergenic baby formula recall


Deaths caused by a rare, 'flesh-eating' bacteria are increasing on the East Coast

Vibrio Bacteria Ocean

Adult Health

How to prevent UTIs during record-high summer heat

UTI Prevention Health


Strep throat can easily be confused with throat infections caused by viruses – here's how to tell the difference

Sore Throat Cause


Sick restaurant workers account for 40% of food poisoning outbreaks, CDC says

Food poisoning sick employees

Children's Health

Severe strep infections remain elevated, CDC says; here are the signs to look for

Invasive Group A Strep

Health News

Plant-based Enfamil baby formula recalled due to possible bacterial risk

Enfamil baby formula recall

Health News

Eye drops brand linked to string of drug-resistant bacterial infections, CDC says

EzriCare Eye Drops

Children's Health

Bacteria in dental waterlines is causing infections in children, the CDC warns

bacteria outbreak in dental office


Newly discovered species of bacteria in the microbiome may be a culprit behind rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Bacteria

Health News

Clorox recalls 37 million cleaning products due to risk of bacteria exposure

Pine-sol bacteria exposure


The first Lyme disease vaccine in 20 years moves closer to reality


The COVID-19 pandemic reversed progress in combating superbugs

COVID-19 Superbugs MRSA

Health News

Scientists discover biggest bacteria yet – and they can be seen without a microscope

Largest Bacteria Thiomargarita


Pet food hygiene mistakes are common among dog owners, survey finds

Dog Food Study

Men's Health

Prostate cancer linked to bacteria, raising hope of new test and treatment

prostate cancer bacteria


Long nails can be a germ hotspot; here's how to keep them clean

Long fingernails Germs

Children's Health

Breastfeeding may protect babies from antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Health benefits of breastfeeding

Health News

Harmless bacteria are stinking up Philly's tap water, DEP says

Philadelphia Water Bacteria

Children's Health

Strep throat may exacerbate ADHD symptoms, new study finds

Strep and tic disorders


Salmonella outbreak linked to red onions sickens more than 1,000 people

red onion salmonella outbreak


Swimming prohibited at Delaware Water Gap due to high levels of bacteria

Swimming Delaware Water Gap

Mental Health

Will the coronavirus pandemic make you a germaphobe? Probably not, but it may bring new habits

coronavirus germaphobe


How to stop touching your face to minimize spread of coronavirus and other germs

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Enoki mushrooms linked to listeria outbreak that killed New Jersey resident

Mushrooms recall listeria outbreak


New infection control program wipes out MRSA from athletic training rooms

Education, resources key to infection prevention


With E. coli outbreak declared over, it's again safe to eat romaine lettuce from Salinas Valley, CDC says

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak over Pennsylvania


Here's how to protect your child from meningitis

Meningitis Prevention Vaccines


Why antibiotics don't work for the flu and common cold

Antibiotics influenza cold virus bacteria


Antibiotic-resistant bacteria a deadly threat 'that is not going away,' CDC says

Superbugs CDC infections antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Children's Health

Pennsylvania hospital's donor breast milk process at fault for death of 3 infants

Geisinger Pseudomonas

Children's Health

Three babies die from infections at Pennsylvania hospital

Geisinger Medical Center


Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria from a manicure

Flesh-eating bacteria manicure

Healthy Eating

Explainer: Is it really OK to eat food that's fallen on the floor

Does the five second rule work?


Flesh-eating bacteria are in warm coastal waters – but it doesn't mean you'll get sick

Flesh-eating bacteria

Adult Health

A daily glass of red wine is good for your gut's health, according to wide-ranging study

Red wine gut bacteria study


Why are people still dying of Legionnaires' disease?

Legionnaire's disease shower

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