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Hospital Privacy Curtains May Be Home to Dangerous Germs

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report. In a new study, investigators assessed the rate of bacterial contamination on 10 freshly…

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might feel squeaky clean after that morning shower, but you carry an invisible cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemicals every day. That's one of the lessons from the first study to…

'Nightmare Superbug' Outbreak Could Happen, CDC Warns

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a "nightmare" superbug, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2017,…

Are Germs Falling From the Sky?

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if you weren't worried enough about the germs on surfaces around you, new research suggests that viruses and bacteria are literally dropping down on your head. Scientists report that large numbers…