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Hotel Rooms Swarming With Nasty Bacteria
2012-06-18 10:33:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Perhaps the next time you´re on vacation and plan to stay at a local hotel, you may want to stock up on hand sanitizer and a CDC-issue bio-hazard suit and mask, as you are likely stepping into a biological war zone of human filth. A new study by researchers from the University of Houston has found that surfaces, including the light switch and TV remote, are among the most contaminated parts of any hotel room you may consider staying at. Lead...

Does Breast Milk Transmit HIV Or Protect Against It
2012-06-15 08:27:37

More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Without treatment, only 65 percent of HIV-infected children will live until their first birthday, and fewer than half will make it to the age of two. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. HIV researchers have been left with a conundrum: does breast milk transmit the virus or protect against it?...

2012-06-15 06:22:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Without treatment, only 65 percent of HIV-infected children will live until their first birthday, and fewer than half will make it to the age of two. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. This has left researchers wondering if instead of causing HIV, does breastfeeding...

Reusable Grocery Bags Responsible For Norovirus Outbreak
2012-05-09 07:55:28

Oregon investigators recently mapped the trail of an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug among participants in a girls' soccer tournament to a reusable open top grocery bag stored in a hotel bathroom. Their findings, which illustrate the role that inanimate objects can play in spreading norovirus infection, appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Noroviruses are a leading cause of gastroenteritis worldwide and the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the United States. Highly...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.