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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Legionnaires' disease prompts California prison to shut off water

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An inmate at San Quentin State Prison on San Francisco Bay was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease and about 20 others showed symptoms of pneumonia, prompting officials to shut off water service at the institution, a prison spokeswoman said on Friday. Legionnaires' disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is caused by inhaling mist infected ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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7 Things You Shouldn't Touch On A Plane

Air travel is not the most sanitary experience: Super-tight seating arrangements force hordes of humans with all types of coughs, colds and questionable hygiene habits into one tiny space to share air, armrests and all the germs that come with travel.  And the results are not so pretty. Studies have found nasty germs -- from E. coli that causes severe diarrhea to MRSA bacteria that's resistant to ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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The Microbes Living In Your Home Say A Lot About You

There are thousands of microbial species crawling around your home right now -- and they can reveal a lot about you and anyone else who lives there. That's according to a study published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study reveals the surprising amount of microbial diversity in the average household, and what kinds of secrets ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Futurity

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Modified bacteria work together in a living circuit

A living circuit made from multiple types of bacteria can prompt the bacteria to cooperate to change protein expression. The … Continued The post Modified bacteria work together in a living circuit appeared first on Futurity.

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17 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Component of colorful potatoes could be a cancer deterrent: study

Baked purple potatoes contain compounds that might destroy colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of cancer, according to a new study supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. Since potatoes -- no matter what kind or color -- are frequently consumed baked, the scientists from Pennsylvania State University baked their purple potatoes for the experiment. Bacteria that ...

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