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It's flu and cold season already, and we're sure many of you are feeling the effects.
Whether you've got the sniffles or full blown flu, these tips should help you feel better quicker!
To help prevent getting sick:
He may be only two years old, but Cliff is turning into a real doggie doctor!
In the Netherlands, Cliff the beagle is learning to diagnose Clostridium difficile, a deadly bacterium that takes labs 48 hours to detect.
Cliff can detect the naughty bugs IMMEDIATELY and can alert the proper people….
The only bad part…
Nelson Mandela is currently being treated for a lung infection, which is basically pneumonia.
South African officials said that Mandela's infection is "recurring."
He is 94-years-old and at that age, it's very easy for fluid to build up in the lungs.
The cough response is decreased in the elderly, making it easy to breathe in some saliva and just have it sit in your lungs, growing bacteria.
One of the scariest yet inspirational stories of 2012 has to be Aimee Copeland's.
If you remember, earlier this year she was infected with flesh eating bacteria from a simple zip-lining accident that left her with multiple amputations. Then she persevered. She fought back.
We all know how terrifying antibiotic-resistant bacteria is. There's just no good way of fighting it, and it can lead to some seriously horrible things. The worst part is that the mutated bacteria is super easy to pick up — even at hospitals.
Luckily, there's a company called Galapagos that is testing a new class of antibiotics that will combat this type of super bacteria!! Though, it's only a matter of time until the bacteria mutates even stronger, right…?
What do you think number one is??
If you guessed "bathroom" you'd actually be wrong!
An ABC correspondent went undercover and swabbed ten restaurants in three states to find how much bacteria there is in different parts of an eatery.
They founds some VERY inneresting results: