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Let Them Eat Dirt

The practice of dirt-eating, or geophagy, is common, perhaps because "clean" dirt appears to impart some protection against parasites and pathogens. Cynthia Graber reports

June 3, 2011

Why This E. Coli Outbreak Has Me Scared

The E. coli outbreak that started in Germany is getting bigger and a lot scarier. Ten countries have reported a total of 1,614 severe cases to the European branch of the World Health Organization as of early June 2...

June 2, 2011 — Christine Gorman

Top 10 Myths about Bedbugs

The insects, making a comeback around the globe, cannot fly and are really not interested in hanging out on your body--but they do occasionally bite during the day

May 27, 2011 — Megan Scudellari

Wisconsin Bat Monitoring Program

As deadly white-nose syndrome moves toward Wisconsin's borders, citizens are called upon to help investigate the threat through the collection of data about these nocturnal insectivores

May 19, 2011

Sugar Flushes Out Hidden Microbes

Bacteria that lie dormant can escape antibiotics. But add sugar to the treatment and the microbes rev up, only to be taken down. Karen Hopkin reports

May 13, 2011
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