Cold Cough Photo Using Schlieren Photography

November 21, 2008, 7:00 pm

Above is a frightening photograph of someone with a cold coughing and a thick cloud of cold virus being released and widely dispersed. A technique called Schlieren photography was used by Professor Gary Settles to show how a cough can spread the cold virus through the air. Now you know why the common...

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Google Uses Search Results to Estimate Flu Activity

November 11, 2008, 1:00 pm

Google has launched a new service called Google Flu Trends that uses search activity to estimate flu activity in your state. They say it could act as an early warning system for a severe outbreak. So why bother with estimates from aggregated search queries? It turns out that traditional flu surveillance...

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Study: Women's Hands Have More Bacteria Than Men's

November 6, 2008, 4:00 pm

The BBC reports that a new study has found that women harbour more types of bacteria on their hands than men Women have a greater range of different types of bacteria on the palms of their hands than men, US research suggests. The study also found that human hands harbour far higher numbers of bacteria...

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Treating Itchy Eyes With OTC Eye Drops

November 5, 2008, 11:00 am

This video from Fox News discusses some of the OTC drugs that help with eye itching and irritation caused by allergies. In the video Dr. Manny says he likes a recent drug called Pataday that treats your eyes. It's a one drop once-a-day treatment as opposed to other eye allergy drops that need to applied...

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