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Home health: How to avoid germ hot spots in your home

With cold and flu season in full force, many make extra effort to keep homes germ-free. But there are still items that may be overlooked.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 04:46am EST

Tags: flu, paula wolfson

Office coffee cups harbor nasty germs

Here's an unsettling thought: the coffee mug you drink out of every day at work could be harboring a colony of germs.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:39am EST

Tags: darci marchese, Charles Gerba, dirty sponges, coffee

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: cell phone, bacteria, smartphone

Your office is a germ ranch

Warning: After reading this, you may never eat lunch as your desk again.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 07:00am EDT

Tags: david burd

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, bacteria, readers digest, food

Study: Men spread majority of germs in the office

Office workspaces, with their well-used keyboards, phones, and chairs, are notorious for teeming with bacteria.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 04:38pm EDT

Tags: PLOS ONE, John Aaron

For foodborne illness, home kitchens can be culprits

Foodborne diseases hit one in six Americans every year, and many people get sick from germs in their own homes.

Sunday - 04/22/2012, 06:13am EDT

Tags: kitchen, sanitize