Interior of airplane with empty seats and sunlight at the window. Travel concept.
We’re all filthy animals, basically.
Despite reports that flying is still one of the safest modes of travel, it can feel like nowhere on the actual plane is safe ― from bacteria, that is. By now you've likely seen the slew of horror stor...
Clemson University researchers have confirmed our worst fears - blowing out candles does result in more bacteria on your birthday cake. 1,400% more bacteria, to be precise. While it's pretty gross, it...
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We all know that a hungry stomach can lead to the dreaded feeling of hanger, but it seems that our gut may have much more of an impact on our emotions than we previously realised. A new study looked...
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Called necrotising fascitis, the bacteria can enter the skin via a cut.
Also, it's time to ditch the brown paper bag.
One person is dead and 17 infected since October last year.
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When you smooch, you swap bacteria that could one day be very good, or very bad.
One in five women and one in 15 men experience them.
Vulnerable people are warned to stay indoors when it's raining or windy.
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If you've ever had your doubts about the "five-second rule," a new study won't come as much of a surprise. It shows that food dropped on the floor can get pretty germy even if you scoop it up within t...
A line of bacteria was found in the teeth of a few of its victims.