Bacteria

It's easy to avoid obviously dirty objects, but what about those that secretly breed icky bacteria? Here are 21 everyday objects that probably need a deep clean right about now.

Kombucha has been making waves as the latest go-to health beverage. But is this stinky, fermented beverage worth the sip?

“Antibiotics” may bring to mind human disease, but they’re actually administered — in much bigger numbers — to livestock in the meat industry. These drugs aren’t merely helping cows fight the sniffles; they’re actually making human infections harder to treat.

The payoffs of good dental hygiene extend way beyond the mouth. Think cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, inflammation, and more. Warning: reading this article may facilitate flossing, brushing, or rinsing ASAP.

Soap and water? Hand sanitizer? Saliva? Find out the best way to get those hands clean.

Are bras to blame for cancer, and do backpacks really cause back problems? We reveal the clothes that could be harming your health and the myths that simply don’t stack up.

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It's easy to avoid obviously dirty objects, but what about those that secretly breed icky bacteria? Here are 21 everyday objects that probably need a deep clean right about now.

“Antibiotics” may bring to mind human disease, but they’re actually administered — in much bigger numbers — to livestock in the meat industry. These drugs aren’t merely helping cows fight the sniffles; they’re actually making human infections harder to treat.

Kombucha has been making waves as the latest go-to health beverage. But is this stinky, fermented beverage worth the sip?

Not all bacteria is bad—learn how live microorganisms in yogurt can do a thing or two for good health.

Are bras to blame for cancer, and do backpacks really cause back problems? We reveal the clothes that could be harming your health and the myths that simply don’t stack up.

Soap and water? Hand sanitizer? Saliva? Find out the best way to get those hands clean.

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