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Eight top tips to a having healthy and germ-free flight | Daily Mail (UK)

Eight top tips to a having healthy and germ-free flight | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sitting in a closed environment for hours on end at 30,000 ft can wreck havoc on your health. Here, with a little expert help, we run through some of the best tips to having a healthy journey.
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County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog)

County gets record number of mosquito calls | Tempe in Motion (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Culex mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus. With the recent rainstorms, the mosquito population has exploded, causing an increase in bites and the possibility of West Nile virus exposure.(Photo: Charlie Leight/The Republic) 19 CONNECT LINKEDIN EMAILMORE The bloodsuckers are back. Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early Se

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Researchers Track Virus Spread Within Public Buildings | RT Magazine

The probability of developing an infection from touching surfaces in public buildings—even healthcare facilities—is about 80%.
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Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews

Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in their own right is an open question.

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Global Handwashing Day Creates Awareness | Clean Link

Just like last year, Deb Group is very active in supporting and celebrating Global Handwashing Day which occurs yearly every October 15th.



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For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll | MedicineNet

On Sept. 9, 15-year-old Billy Lucas of Greenburg, Ind., hanged himself after enduring constant taunts from bullies at school. Two weeks later, 13-year-old Asher Brown from suburban Houston shot himself soon after revealing he was gay.



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A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats | UANews

A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Half a world away, in one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet, University of Arizona graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa is hard at work preserving Africa’s dwindling population of lions. The iconic big cats are facing a daunting number of threats across the continent, and global conservation efforts have ramped up to curtail the problem.

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Greenburgh Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Greenburgh (NY) Daily Voice

A recent University of Arizona study revealed that a contaminated push plate door in an office can spread infection to approximately half of the surfaces and half of the employees' hands in an 80-person office within four hours, The Journal reported. 



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Workers' Compensation: Germs at the Office Are Often Found on Keyboards and at Coffee Stations | Workers Compensation (Blog)

It's almost that time of year when you ever-so-slowly inch away from the person with the hacking cough and infectious sneeze.
Turns out it's pretty hard to avoid the germs of your co-workers, even the ones you don't know personally. Just one door contaminated with a virus spreads the germ to about half the surfaces and hands of about half the employees in the office within four hours, according to a study at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Germs traveled through the office just as quickly when the researchers infected a single person with the artificial virus.



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Hot and Getting Hotter | Arizona Public Media

The 2014 National Climate Assessment states Arizona’s weather will be getting hotter and drier. University of Arizona’s Gregg Garfin discusses the report and Dr. Ralph Fregosi, professor in the UA’s physiology department of neuroscience explains what that means to people who work outdoors.

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How to Get through Flu Season without Taking a Single Sick Day | Men's Health

How to Get through Flu Season without Taking a Single Sick Day | Men's Health | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Beware of sniffling coworkers. Once a doorknob is contaminated with a virus, it's only a matter of hours before the germs spread to half of the surfaces in a building, finds a new University of Arizona study.


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UofA Research Confirms Effectiveness Of Hand Sanitizer | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Research recently published from the University of Arizona confirms what you may have been suspecting all along, hand sanitizers really do cut down on germs in the workplace.
A virus on an office door handle can spread to more than half the people working in a room within a few hours. Those rates were cut in half when people used hand and workplace sanitizers on handles and desktops. 
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Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia

Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express.
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How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic

How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | National Geographic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every living thing on the planet has to contend with bacteria. To many viruses, they are prey. To other bacteria, they are competitors. To animals and plants, they can be the cause of devastating d...
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Cleaning Can Improve Absenteeism In The Workplace | G&S Cleaning Service (Easton, MA)

The common cold can spread through an office like wildfire. First one employee comes in with the sniffles and soon dozens are out sick. The culprits are often viruses that are spread from one hand to the next via frequently touched objects, such as light switches and coffeepots.

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Don’t touch anything! Researchers Track Virus Spread Within Public Buildings | General Surgery News

Remember when your mother used to tell you, “Don’t touch anything” before you entered your aunt’s house—or just about any building? Well, it turns out she was right, but not because you could break something. Rather, your probability of developing an infection from touching surfaces in public buildings—even health care facilities—is about 80%, according to Charles Gerba, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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A tip: avoid cross contamination with your cleaning tools | The Janitor's Closet (Blog)

A recent study I ran across suggests that gals' apartments are more germ laden than fellows' apartments. This made me feel particularly virtuous, until I read further: gals' apartments are worse because they clean them more often. It seems that cleaning, using ineffective methods, helps spread the little critters around. Gals clean more, so spread the germs more. Contaminated cleaning cloths and wet mops are the culprits. Here's the solution. A microfiber cloth (or microfiber wet-mop) will clean

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Record number of mosquito calls in Maricopa County | Arizona Republic

Record number of mosquito calls in Maricopa County | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Maricopa County has received record numbers of calls about mosquitoes since the first of several storms hit in early September, triggering ideal breeding conditions for the insects.



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7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet | Care2 News Network

7 Things That Are Germier Than Your Toilet | Care2 News Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Toilets, it turns out, are one of the cleanest places in your home. Here are 7 places you probably didn't know were germ infested.
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Germs? Breaking the Chain of Contamination | Esg División Médica (blog)

Germs? Breaking the Chain of Contamination | Esg División Médica (blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Concerned about germ contamination on your desk or in the lab? According to a study by Dr. Charles Gerba, University of Arizona, an average desk has 20,961 germs per square inch!

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Ossining Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Ossining (NY) Daily Voice

A recent University of Arizona study revealed that a contaminated push plate door in an office can spread infection to approximately half of the surfaces and half of the employees' hands in an 80-person office within four hours, The Journal reported.



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How Killer Bees Kill | Discovery New

How Killer Bees Kill | Discovery New | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A landscaper who accidentally disturbed a hidden hive of Africanized honebees, a.k.a. "killer bees," as he was working in a yard in Arizona died after the bees attacked and stung him on Tuesday



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Most tweeted foods, state by state | Fox News

Most tweeted foods, state by state | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

America’s regional cuisine includes a diversity of tastes, but new research shows which foods people in each state like to talk about --at least on Twitter.



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Experts Share How to Prevent Spread of Disease in Schools, Buses | School Transportation News

For months, Americans have seen images of Ebola patients in Africa on the news, but now there are two cases on our soil, one in Nebraska and one in Texas. The latter case is considered more troubling because last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and officials in Texas determined the ill person had direct contact with up to 80 people — including five schoolchildren.



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Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work

Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Brierley will oversee its research activities and support the Yuma agricultural industry.
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