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  • Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests. British researchers placed a harmless type of bacteria on the hands of volunteers in order to simulate poorly washed hands. They then had them use warm-air dryers, high-powered “jet-air” [...]

  • Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man’s Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve mapped the genome — the genetic “blueprint” — of a tapeworm extracted from a British man’s brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection. As reported Nov. 21 in the journal Genome Biology, the tapeworm was removed from the brain of a [...]

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start … for Now

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that’s likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says. “We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, [...]

  • Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Three-quarters of American parents would consider removing their children from day care if other kids did not have all the recommended vaccinations, and many say that under-vaccinated children shouldn’t be allowed to attend day care. Those are among the findings from a national survey of parents of children up [...]

  • Bedbugs Could Be Potential New Source of Tropical Disease in U.S.

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Until recently, insect-transmitted Chagas disease was found mainly in Latin America and South America, but it has made its way to the United States over the past few years. The potentially fatal illness is typically transmitted via the bite of the “kissing bug,” which feeds on the faces [...]

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