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Traveling Germs

‘Tis the season for holiday travel, and whether your journey takes you on a relaxing vacation or to visit Grandma, no one wants to get sick.

After swabbing a variety of surfaces often used by airport passengers, researchers learned that the most frequent place viruses were found was also the most unavoidable.

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BMC Infectious Diseases

Probiotics, Help or Harm?

The controversy over probiotics continues. Are they beneficial or a waste of time?

A new study published in the journal Cell suggests that the health benefits of probiotics may in fact be negligible, and that in some cases the supplements could even be harmful.