STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! FREE Germ Patrol Resource from Kid Scoop
Current news reports on thevirulentflu season upon us has sparked Kid Scoop to create aKid Scoop Special Editiondedicated to helping kids take simple steps to reduce their risk of infection.
The guid... Posted on 2/5/13 at 2:54 PM
HEALTHBEAT Reflections on hand washing
We've all heard it a million times: Wash your hands.
Time for dinner? Wash your hands before you sit down at the table. Been playing with the dog? Wash those hands. Is someone in the household ill?... Posted on 2/1/11 at 2:17 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Slaw Report
We will probably be known as the "slaw people" for awhile. The coleslaw was a hit. My Mother was the general, Far Guy was the gofer and I was the mixer..it took about an hour and fifteen min... Posted on 11/21/09 at 6:34 AM
We are vastly, ridiculously, hopelessly, humblingly outnumbered: For every one human cell, there are an estimated 10 single-cell microbes in us or on us, at least 100 trillion in all, nestled in our guts and in our urogenital tracts, lying on our skin and happily ensconced in our mouths and noses—entire civilizations of fungi and protozoa and (mostly) bacteria that eat and breathe, evolve and reproduce and die.
They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds. Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.
This is no ordinary intensive care unit: Every doctor, nurse, friend or loved one must cover their clothes with a bright yellow gown and don purple gloves before entering a patient's room so some scary germs don't hitch a ride in or out.
Showerheads may harbor bacteria dangerous to some In what may be the scariest shower news since Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” a study says showerheads can harbor tiny bacteria that come spraying into your face when you wash.
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