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Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
Cat Bites Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think
When a cat bites, the wound is often brushed off because it doesn't look like much. However, a new study warns that cat bites can be serious and prone to infection.
FDA Examining Antibacterial Soap
While cold and flu season amps up, antibacterial soap can begin to pop up everywhere as a prevention method. But are these products really protecting people?
Protecting Yourself Around Furry Felines
It's been said there are two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. Whichever one you are, it's still important to know about an infection that can exist wherever cats exist, especially strays.
Scrub-A-Dub-Dub Those Hands
Washing your hands after using the restroom is one of the most basic and important rules of hygiene. But that does not mean everyone actually does it — or does it correctly.
Typhoid Fever Case in Indiana
A case of typhoid fever has been identified in a food handler at Purdue University on Tuesday. The case was announced by Indiana state officials with a warning regarding others' risk.
A Link Between Smoking and Bacteria
The dangers of secondhand smoke for children can often show up in unexpected ways. Even some bacterial illnesses can pose a higher risk to children if they're around secondhand smoke.
Is This Flu, or Just a Cold?
Cold and flu season is approaching with the advent of colder weather and the winter months. How do you tell the difference between the two illnesses?
No Pet Turtle for You, Kid!
They seem like the perfect pets: they're slow, mild and quiet, and they come with their own case. But turtles, like other reptiles, carry a danger for small children — salmonella.
Digital Age Brings Generation of Back Pain
It's a common scenario: It's the end of the work day and you're struggling with an achy back and sore neck, even though your physical activity for the day hasn't involved much more than sitting at your desk, eyes glued to a computer screen.