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Niche: Dirty Shopping Cart Handles | Business Opportunities Weblog

Niche: Dirty Shopping Cart Handles | Business Opportunities Weblog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study has found that 72% of shopping carts handles have fecal matter on them. As many as 50% of those carts also…
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Dirty Fact of the Day: Your Cute Purse is Probably Filthier Than Your Disgusting Toilet | Babble

Dirty Fact of the Day: Your Cute Purse is Probably Filthier Than Your Disgusting Toilet | Babble | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As it turns out, your purse — that thing that holds your makeup, snacks and your baby's pacifier — is dirtier than the inside of your toilet. Oh, happy day.
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Hospital laundering practices may expose patients to infection-causing bacteria | Cleanroom Technology

More than 90% of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), according to two new studies.Click here to edit the title

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Bacteria remain in towels used to clean hospital rooms even after laundering | Cleaning Hygiene Today

Bacteria remain in towels used to clean hospital rooms even after laundering | Cleaning Hygiene Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
New study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93 per cent of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
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Mosquitoes, And How You Can Prevent Becoming Lunch | Tucson Weekly

Mosquitoes, And How You Can Prevent Becoming Lunch | Tucson Weekly | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With summer and monsoon season fast-approaching, the familiar buzzing of pesky mosquitoes will only get louder...and if you're like me, you've already been dealing with annoying bites for the last month.
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Hospital Laundering Practices May Expose Patients to Infection-Causing Bacteria | KTXD (TV-Dallas, TX)

New study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93 percent of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

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The Moth Hunters | Scientific American

The Moth Hunters | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Bathed in violet light, two men search the white expanse of cloth, oblivious to their surroundings. Disoriented insects of various shapes and sizes swoop around the ...
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Predicting infectious influenza – Computer model predicts when viruses become infectious | Big Medicine

A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics.

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Malaria parasite drives mosquitoes to human scent | The Guardian (Nigeria)

THE notoriously crafty parasite that causes malaria may have yet another trick up its sleeve scientists have learned: It makes mosquitoes that carry it more attracted to human body odor, a new study suggests.

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Rain Bird enhances Root Watering Series | Green Media

Trees are often one of the most expensive landscape investments that both residential and commercial sites make. Unfortunately, up to 20 percent of newly transplanted trees do not survive beyond two years due to water stress, poor drainage or a lack of oxygen in the root zone. Now, Rain Bird is making it easier for landscape and irrigation professionals to improve tree survival rates by offering newly-enhanced 18” and 36” models of its Root Watering Series (RWS).

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How "Gross" Is Your Reusable "Gross"-ery Bag? | WETM (TV-Corning, NY)

How "Gross" Is Your Reusable "Gross"-ery Bag? | WETM (TV-Corning, NY) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

They may be convenient but that reusable grocery bag of yours could be carrying a lot more than your groceries.

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Computer Model Predicts When Viruses Become Infectious | Medical News Today

A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the Internati
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Copper Cookware Could Reduce Food Poisoning | Before It's News

Copper alloys may make more hygienic cooking surfaces than stainless steel, according to a recent study by Sadhana Ravishankar of the UA department of veterinary science and microbiology. Her lab group discovered that copper alloys have...
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Ladies, your handbag has more germs than a toilet | KTVU (TV - San Francisco, CA)

The new research claims purses are filled with nasty things saying “about a third of them have fecal bacteria on them.”

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Hospital laundering practices linked to HAI's | Nonwovens Industry

Hospital laundering practices linked to HAI's | Nonwovens Industry | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93% of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
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Your gross handbag is germier than a toilet | Today

Your gross handbag is germier than a toilet | Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you carry a purse, you are essentially toting a big bag of bacteria around with you everywhere you go. That's the finding of a new UK...
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Is the 5-second rule a myth? | Mother Nature Network

Is the 5-second rule a myth? | Mother Nature Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Warning: You may never look at 'dropped' snacks the same way again.
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Sustainable strawberry initiative awards $2.6 million in grants | The Grower

Sustainable strawberry initiative awards $2.6 million in grants | The Grower | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers from several states will share $2.64 million in grants to study how to grow strawberries more sustainably.
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Hospital Laundering Practices May Expose Patients to Infection-Causing Bacteria | KXVO (TV-Omaha, NE)

New study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93 percent of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

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Study: Good deeds go unnoticed by your significant other | KVOA (TV-Channel 4, Tucson)

Study: Good deeds go unnoticed by your significant other | KVOA (TV-Channel 4, Tucson) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
TUCSON- Gentlemen, don't take this as a clue to never take the trash out again, but, you may find that your good deeds go unnoticed on days your significant other is stressed out.
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Agricultural and Biofuel News: What is Causing the Big Shrimp Die-Off in Asian Shrimp Farms? | Environmental News Network

Agricultural and Biofuel News: What is Causing the Big Shrimp Die-Off in Asian Shrimp Farms? | Environmental News Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A cause of a mysterious disease devastating shrimp farms across Asia since 2009 has been tracked back to a strain of a bacteria native to coastlines around the world.

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Drought is only part of the story | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Drought is only part of the story | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Arizona has been in a drought since the late 1990s and it’s been particularly dry in Cochise County, according to Mike Crimmins, an associate professor at the University of Arizona who sits on the governor’s drought task force.

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Scientists Attempt To Predict Infectious Influenza | Medindia

Scientists Attempt To Predict Infectious Influenza | Medindia | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
According to a report, a new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human.
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Computer Model Predicts When Viruses Become Infectious | Toronto (ON) Telegraph

Avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics. Chuang Ma of the University of Arizona, Tucson, and colleagues at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, explain that since 1997 several strains of avian influenza A virus (AIV).

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Copper Surfaces Could Reduce Food Poisoning | Inside Science

Unlikely metal more effective than stainless steel in killing harmful bacteria.

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