How your pillow is an ideal breeding ground for undesirable pests and diseases

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Pillows are ideal breeding grounds for undesirables ranging from the superbugs MRSA and C.diff to flu, chicken pox and even leprosy.

a study has found that up to a third of the weight of your pillow could be made up of bugs, dead skin, dust mites and their feces.

 

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Saving the Planet by Eating Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies

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A Chinese woman selling scorpions on stick in Beijing, where the delicacy is fried in cooking oil.

Saving the planet one plateful at a time does not mean cutting back on meat, according to new research: the trick may be to switch our diet to insects and other creepy-crawlies.

 

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Some Hospital Infections May Be Caused By Cell Phones

Some Hospital Infections May Be Caused By Cell Phones

 95% of cell phones are contaminated with more that one type of microbe

Mobile phones used by hospital healthcare workers are often contaminated with germs, including those that can causes illness in hospitalized patients, a Turkish research team reports.

Dr. Fatma Ulger and others at Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, swabbed the dominant hand and the mobile phones of 200 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff working in intensive care units and operating rooms.

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World’s Hardiest Organisms In Space

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Bugs In Space. Eww

According to new sources, later this year a Russian spacecraft will set its sights on the Martian moon Phobos, where it will scrape samples for further study. At least ten of the world’s toughest organisms will be going along for the ride in this pioneering experiment sponsored by the nonprofit Planetary Society. In a project specifically designed to determine whether life can tolerate the deadly hazards of space for three years, three of each of the 10 chosen organisms will ride inside individual polymer containers. Continue reading… “World’s Hardiest Organisms In Space”

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