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Inhaling Bacteria with Cigarette Smoke

Smokers inhale live bacteria into their lungs, which could add to the reasons why they contract so many infections and chronic diseases, scientists say

November 25, 2009 — Brett Israel and Environmental Health News

Cigarettes Are Bacteria Sticks, Too

A study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives finds that cigarettes harbor various species of bacteria, some of which cause disease. Karen Hopkin reports

November 23, 2009

Bumping Off Bedbugs without Poison

Although increased worldwide travel and the rising popularity of second-hand goods may contribute to bedbugs' resurgence, the most likely reason is the rejection of DDT and other harsh chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides...

November 17, 2009

Less Fungus among Us Warm-Blooded

A study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases finds that one major advantage of being warm-blooded is that the great majority of fungi cannot infect us. Karen Hopkin reports

October 23, 2009
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