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Hands Off the Cheese, Please! Oct. 06, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Call me picky, but I prefer my greens to be those of the garden variety, not something growing on my... Read More

Fleas Transmit Plague Bacteria Aug. 13, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: I caught the end of a news report about pets and the plague. I thought the plague was eradicated ... Read More

Healthy Ponds May. 20, 2020

A Greener View

Question: How much water should I circulate in my water garden? I read conflicting reports saying to... Read More

COVID-19: Pearl Harbor -- or War of the Worlds? Apr. 09, 2020

Froma Harrop

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned that this week of mounting death from the novel coronavirus... Read More

Are Airlines Finally Cleaning Up Their Act? Mar. 13, 2020

C Force

The idea of commercial airlines being vessels for the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 remin... Read More

March 11, 2020 Mar. 11, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our early 40s and have been married for six years. Two years after ... Read More

Good for Your Gut Feb. 21, 2020

Nutrition News

Here's another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables the Mediterranean way. In a recent study, re... Read More

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

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May. 30, 2014