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Clean Your Smart Phone! It's Covered in Germs

A new survey of 1,200 Americans and their cleaning habits finds that one in four (23%) have never cleaned their smartphone.

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A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.

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Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.

Health & Fitness | Health

Quiz: Myths and Facts About Spreading Germs

Take this WebMD quiz and find out how much you know about spreading germs.

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Germs Slideshow: Dirty Public Places

A lot of public places have more germs than a toilet seat. WebMD shows you where the bacteria and viruses lurk, from playgrounds to elevators to hotel rooms.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Often Should You Wash Towels?

Towels can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Here's how often they should be washed.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The 5 Dirtiest Things You Touch Every Day

The first items that pop into your head probably don’t even rank.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Things You're Not Washing Often Enough

Your kitchen harbors bacteria and mold in unlikely places. Here are eight of the dirtiest spots, and the best ways to keep them clean.

Health & Fitness | Health News

FDA Seeks Proof of Safety, Effectiveness of Hand-Sanitizing Products

The FDA is proposing that makers of antibacterial hand-sanitizing products submit data on safety and effectiveness if they want to stay on the market.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The 6 Things You Should Clean Every Single Day

Taking a few minutes to wipe down these items can get rid bacteria and dirt hiding in plain sight.

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Germs Slideshow: Dirty Public Places

A lot of public places have more germs than a toilet seat. WebMD shows you where the bacteria and viruses lurk, from playgrounds to elevators to hotel rooms.