Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find

Nurse researchers are encouraging healthcare workers not to wear jeweled rings to work after research from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano finds that jeweled rings have a high risk of carrying harmful bacteria — from MRSA to VRE. 20 percent of jeweled rings carried a high amount of harmful bacteria. In a recent study on … Continue reading Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find

Could viruses contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases?

Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. Earlier research linked the diseases to bacteria in the gut. Researchers found that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had a greater variety of viruses in their digestive systems, indicating viruses may play a role … Continue reading Could viruses contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases?

This Kitchen Tool is Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat

Chances are, sitting near your kitchen sink is a common cleaning item: a sponge. Although this universal cleaning tool is associated with cleanliness; sponges harbor thousands of dangerous bacteria. But my mother never advised me about kitchen sponges or when to throw one away. Have you ever wondered when a sponge was completely used and ready … Continue reading This Kitchen Tool is Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat