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Your Nasty Old Kitchen Sponge Could Give You Diarrhea

"If bacteria went to heaven, it would be a sponge."
Joanne Spataro
10.23.17
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global health

Cultural Traditions Are Fueling the Spread of a Rare Tuberculosis Strain

Poverty is also a factor, but customs like eating raw meat and drinking blood are not helping.
Sophie Cousins
10.18.17
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Do I Really Need to Wash My Hands Every Time I Pee?

We can all afford to be more eco-conscious, but the bathroom is not the place to cut back.
Maggie Puniewska
9.27.17
Eat This
Eat This

Your Produce Is About to Get a Lot Safer to Eat

You'll probably see way fewer food recalls in the future.
Shayla Love
9.1.17
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Is It Worse to Sit or Squat on a Public Toilet?

When nature calls, your bladder doesn't care that the only stall looks like a neglected stable.
Jordan Rosenfeld
8.30.17
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Do I Really Need to Bother Washing My Produce?

Millions of Americans acquire foodborne illnesses each year.
Michelle Malia
8.28.17
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Can I Eat Food That Sat Out All Night?

A guide to the leftovers festering on your kitchen counter.
Christina Stiehl
8.18.17
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Is it Gross to Share Eyeliner?

You don't know where your friends' eyeballs have been.
Shannon Thomas
8.17.17
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Does Finding a Roach Mean My Place is Gross?

Seeing a bug does mean there are likely more—a lot more.
Nick Keppler
8.14.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Yes, Sadly, Newborns Can Die From a Kiss

If the person doing the kissing has the herpes virus.
Amber Brenza
7.19.17
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Is It Okay That My Kid Sometimes Eats Dirt?

There are a billion bacterial cells per gram of soil.
Christina Stiehl
7.6.17
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Are Baths Really More Gross Than Showers?

Let's find out just how much filth you're sitting in.
Christina Stiehl
6.27.17