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Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals

Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
Jane Feinmann
11.13.18
germs

This Is How Gross Your Beer Pong Ball Probably Is

Wetting the ball might actually make it pick up more bacteria from people's hands and wherever else it lands.
Paul Dawson
Brian Sheldon
11.6.18
Health

Should You Be Worried About Whether Your Tap Water Is Safe?

When it comes to clean water, the most important factor is where you live.
Richard Morgan
10.24.18
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Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery

New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
Markham Heid
10.11.18
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There Are More Than 380 Trillion Viruses in Your Body at Any Time

Viruses on your skin? Check. Viruses in your lungs? Check. Viruses in your pee? Check.
David Pride
Chandrabli Ghose
10.9.18
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Is There Any Reason to Use Liquid Soap Instead of Bar Soap?

The more heavily used a bar is, the more microorganisms it holds. But does that really mean it's time to leave bar soaps behind?
Knvul Sheikh
9.27.18
VICE Guide to Life

Is it Possible to Get Sick From a Used Dorm Mattress?

Your predecessor could have left behind everything from dust mites to insect parts, bodily secretions and excretions, fungal spores, and bacteria.
Jesse Hicks
9.11.18
STDs

'Flesh-Eating' STI Reportedly Confirmed in the UK

Known as granuloma inguinale or donovanosis, the STI is caused by a bacteria and rarely occurs in the US.
Allison Tierney
8.23.18
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How Gross Is it if I Can't Wipe My Butt After Pooping?

The universal question for when the TP runs out.
Nick Keppler
6.12.18
body

The Smell We Associate With a Clean Pool Actually Means There’s Pee in It

That's not just the chlorine you're smelling.
Simon Cotton
Laura Finney
6.11.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is the Hot Tub in My Hotel or Spa?

Hot tubs are frequent transfer stations for bacteria, including one type of infection known as "hot tub rash."
Nick Keppler
6.6.18
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What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.
Trevor Lockett
6.5.18
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