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Dish towels are filthier than you realize

If you're somebody who doesn't frequently wash your dish towels, you may want to rethink your behavior.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 09:54am EDT

Tags: dish towel,

Bacteria on the plane: no joke

WTOP's Veronica Robinson reports

Sunday - 10/05/2014, 10:25am EDT

Tags: flu, airline travel


New research shows promise in preventing common superbug infections

The CDC calls the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria "one of our most serious health threats." But researchers may have a way to stop some hospital superbugs.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 11:12am EDT

Tags: superbug, antibiotic resistance, Garry Laverty, Rachel Nania

How dirty is your money?

Would you intentionally handle something that has harmful germs and bacteria all over it? You do - every time you pull out a dollar bill from your wallet.

Sunday - 04/27/2014, 01:42am EDT

Tags: dirty money, NYU, Randi Martin


Five-second rule not just a myth

The "five-second rule" is more than an old wives' tale, according to a new study.

Saturday - 03/22/2014, 04:54pm EDT

Tags: food safety, five-second rule

Bacteria prompts advisories for 4 Norfolk beaches

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: Norfolk, beach,

Cellphones and bacteria: A love affair bred from human habits

There may be just as many germs on cellphones as there are on the handles in a bathroom.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 07:29am EDT

Tags: germs, cell phone, smartphone

Do bagged salads and cantaloupes need to be washed?

When using bagged, pre-washed greens, don't assume they're good straight from the bag.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 07:24am EDT

Tags: wash produce, Paula Wolfson

Behind closed doors: Revelations about restaurant conditions

A chef's "secret" recipe may not be the only secret that restaurant staff want to keep from customers.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 01:58pm EDT

Tags: restaurant, germs, readers digest, Food

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