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Colorful Reflector in Cat's Eye Enhances Night Vision Nov. 07, 2019

Ask the Vet

Q: I recently adopted a handsome orange male tabby cat named Henry. At night, his eyes are luminesce... Read More

Washing Dishes By Hand Versus Using the Dishwasher: Which Is More Effective? Oct. 10, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It's an interesting question and one that comes up every time I write about how to use and maintain ... Read More

The Irony of Overprotection Feb. 07, 2019

Lenore Skenazy

A British researcher knighted for his 30 years of work on childhood leukemia has come up with what s... Read More

Feds Cover up Hospital Infections Apr. 19, 2017

Betsy McCaughey

Going into a hospital? It's getting riskier because of drug-resistant infections — the kind al... Read More

Up With Germs! Nov. 19, 2015

Lenore Skenazy

It's time for a microbes' rights movement. Too long have we reviled the misunderstood microbe as an ... Read More

Better Teddy Than Deddy Jun. 03, 2015


The operating room of a hospital is one of the cleanest places on the planet — or should be. P... Read More

The Latest Dish on the Hygiene Hypothesis Mar. 13, 2015

C Force

Before the adoption of the mechanical dishwasher by the general public in the 1950s, "doing the dish... Read More

Kiss of Life Dec. 03, 2014


Sharing a smooch means sharing a lot of other things, too — namely, bacteria. Microbiologists ... Read More

Ebola Outbreak an Urgent Call for Finding a New Direction in Disease Treatment by Following an Old Path Aug. 22, 2014

C Force

News out of England this past week reads like a script for a remake of James Cameron's "The Abyss," ... Read More

A Gut Reaction Aug. 08, 2014

C Force

Q: I agree with your position on product labeling. It's our right to know what's in the products we ... Read More

The Real Dirt on the Growing Allergy Epidemic (Part 2) Jul. 18, 2014

C Force

Many experts are already pointing to 2014 as clouding up to be one of the worst allergy seasons on r... Read More

The Real Dirt on the Growing Allergy Epidemic (Part 1) Jul. 11, 2014

C Force

Q: I hate being allergic to peanuts. They can be hidden in so many products that it puts you always ... Read More

Free Range

May. 30, 2014

Dirty Money Apr. 25, 2014

C Force

Q: Chuck, I heard that one of the most comprehensive studies concerning bacteria on money was just c... Read More

6 Places You're Most Likely to Get Sick (Part 2) Mar. 07, 2014

C Force

Q: Chuck, I'm all for saving the environment, but I heard reusable grocery bags can host quite a few... Read More

6 Places You're Most Likely to Get Sick (Part 1) Feb. 28, 2014

C Force

Q: Chuck, my husband doesn't believe how easily he can get sick using public restrooms or even going... Read More

Washing one's Hands Helps Keep Away the Flu Jan. 15, 2014

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I read in your column that washing your hands is very important to help avoid colds and... Read More

Vitamins, Antibacterial Soap Waste of Time, Money? Dec. 28, 2013

Daily Editorials

Do you pop a multivitamin every morning? Do you wash your hands with antibacterial soap every time y... Read More

Tips to Avoid Dec. 18, 2013

Everyday Cheapskate

For years, Liz Tarditi's mother tried to kill her family with turkey. Not intentionally, of course, ... Read More