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Cringe-worthy Study Reveals Stethoscopes May Be Covered In Bacteria

It seems obvious now that it’s mentioned, but you’ve probably never considered the germs that could be congregating on the most rudimentary of medical tools.

02/28/2014

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Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ Disease

While the study was small — researchers only sampled 67 public and private water sources such as kitchen sinks and drinking fountains – it’s the first one to chart the presence of the potentially deadly bacteria in water taps.

02/21/2014

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Mothers Turn To The Internet To Buy Breast Milk

Some mothers who aim to provide breast milk for their babies are turning to the internet, but is it safe to buy breast milk online?

12/07/2013

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Bacteria Found In Breast Milk Sold On Internet

Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.

10/21/2013

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New Jersey, Delaware Ranked Among Top 10 States For Beach Water Quality

The Natural Resources Defense Council has released its guide to water quality list and Delaware and New Jersey have ranked within the top 10.

06/27/2013

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CDC Research Shows Majority Of Public Pools Contaminated By Feces

Public pools will soon be opening up for the season, but there’s some disgusting new research you might want to consider before you dive in.

05/16/2013

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Health: Risky Meat Report

The “food police” have a new report on which meat is most likely to cause foodborne illness. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.

04/23/2013

Health: Drink Can Germs

Americans consume millions of canned beverages. But did you know you could be getting a sip of Bacillus?

02/14/2013

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Old City Hotel Using UV Rays To Zap Germs

A hotel chain has some high-tech weapons to battle germs.

06/14/2012

Health Alert

Salmonella In Dog Food Sickens 14 People In US

Fourteen people in at least nine states have been sickened by salmonella after handling tainted dog food from a South Carolina plant that a few years ago produced food contaminated by toxic mold that killed dozens of dogs, federal officials said Friday.

05/05/2012

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More Proof Washing Hands Prevents Spread Of Infection

You want to reduce the incidence of infection in schools. And, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control, there is a good way to make it happen.

12/08/2011

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A Common Bladder Infection

Cystitis is an infection in your bladder that is caused by bacteria.

10/21/2011

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Ventor Residents Warned Of E-coli Contamination in Water Supply

Officials in Ventnor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey are asking residents to boil their water before using it.

07/30/2011