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ND researchers find iPads can spread antibiotic-resistant germs

January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Doctors now commonly use electronic tablet devices for patient charts and to have reference materials at their fingertips.
But a new study by North Dakota researchers has found that those iPads and similar devices can transmit germs, inclu…continue reading on

10,000 germ species live in and on healthy people

June 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds. Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes. Continue Reading

Germs, germs, everywhere!

January 21, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Germs have invaded Century School Steph Mercil’s second grade classroom.
By invitation. Continue Reading

Reusable “breen bags’ harbor germs if not washed

January 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Wash those reusable bags. That’s a key piece of advice for users of so-called green bags from public health experts and researchers. Continue Reading

Germ inspector helps stop hospital infections

December 6, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BALTIMORE This is no ordinary intensive care unit: Every doctor, nurse, friend or loved one must cover their clothes with a bright yellow gown and don purple gloves before entering a pat-ient’s room so some scary germs don’t hitch a ride in or out.
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