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Gas Clouds Help Infectious Droplets From Sneezes Travel Farther
2014-04-08 13:00:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that when you sneeze, you are spreading potentially infectious droplets of germs and bacteria into the air around you. While most people have the common courtesy to cover their face when they cough and sneeze, those who don’t could be spreading disease farther than they think. New research from MIT has found that the contents of your sneeze can travel much farther than previously estimated, especially when...

Sponge Sneeze
2014-01-16 11:40:06

[ Watch The Video: Sneezing Sponges Caught On Camera ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sponges are marine creatures that don’t have sense organs, a spine, a stomach or a nervous system. All they have is a long, central column called the osculum making up a flexible body that twists and turns to let water, oxygen and nutrients flow in and out. Biologists consider them to be among the most primitive multicellular creatures on the planet. Yet these immobile...

Sneezing “Reboots” Airway’s Defense
2012-08-01 12:42:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sneezing can happen at any time -- a whiff of dust might cause someone to sneeze; a cold and mucus-filled nose might cause another to sneeze. Researchers, curious about the cause and effect of sneezing, recently decided to peer further into the expulsive issue. With the use of Microsoft Windows´ blue screen, scientists have discovered that sneezing is the body´s way of rebooting; as a result, patients who have...

Lawyers And Accountants Have The Dirtiest Desks
2011-10-04 05:32:54

According to a survey by the UK office supply firm Viking, computer workers, lawyers and accountants keep the most unhygienic workspaces, but social workers were more likely to have moldy food hanging around their desks. Viking reports that it is important for workers to keep their workspaces as germ free as possible, especially with the upcoming cold and flu season. The study found germs all over the office, from the carpet on the floor to the top of the desk. The Telegraph reports almost...

2011-01-10 11:05:00

Little is known about the distances a cough or sneeze can travel, but researchers in Singapore are attempting to find out how airborne transmission of flu viruses takes place using a giant mirror and a high-speed camera. "It's really to inform infection control teams, because there is controversy now about which pathogens, e.g. flu, are airborne and if so, how significant this route is compared to others, such as direct contact," said team leader Julian Tang, a virologist and consultant with...

2010-07-13 06:30:00

Most people fail to properly prevent the spread of contagious and infectious germs when coughing and sneezing, according to a study by medical students in New Zealand. For the study, the students secretly watched hundreds of people cough or sneeze at a train station, a shopping mall and a hospital. What they noticed was far from sanitary. The study took place in the capital city of Wellington over a two week period last August, during the tail end of the swine flu illness. It was a period...

2010-07-13 02:23:07

Less than 5 percent of public adopted public health recommendations during H1N1 pandemic Approximately 1 out of every 4 people observed in a public setting failed to cover their mouth when they coughed or sneezed according to research presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Even more concerning, less than 5 percent of people covered their mouth using methods recommended by public health officials. "We were surprised to find that this was the first...

2009-12-01 06:00:00

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Achoo Media, a division of Mango Moose Inc., launched their newest product today; Tissue Pack Advertising. The units come in a 4.5" x 3.5" slim and convenient design. The custom printed units are typically used for handouts by street teams or as direct mailing pieces. "The cost and usefulness of this product makes it a great replacement for the mundane flyer," says Ray Wali, President & Managing Director of Mango Moose Inc. Custom printed tissue pack...

Latest Sneeze Reference Libraries

2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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