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Chimpanzee beds are cleaner than human ones

New research will surprise those who think they have a high level of personal hygiene. A microbiological study of the sleeping areas of chimpanzees and human beds has found that, socially, the sleeping areas of chimps are cleaner.

Review: Florida Georgia Line revisit their roots on album number three

One of bro-country's hottest double acts, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are about to enter the fray once again with 'Dig Your Roots,' released worldwide on August 26. How does this record compare to its predecessors? Digital Journal found out.

Fake doctor busted for prescribing dirt as cancer treatment

Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old fake doctor, was arrested in California for allegedly prescribing bags of dirt as cancer treatment.

Florida Georgia Line score 5th No. 1 single with 'Dirt'

Hit country duo Florida Georgia Line have topped the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts and Mediabase charts with their latest single "Dirt."

Florida Georgia Line propels to the top of charts with 'Dirt'

Hit country duo Florida Georgia Line has shattered records with their brand new single "Dirt," the lead track from their upcoming sophomore CD on Republic Nashville.

Review: Florida Georgia Line back with best single to date: 'Dirt' Special

Country duo Florida Georgia Line are back with their emotional new single, the ballad "Dirt," which is their best to date.

Florida Georgia Line launches 'Dirt' campaign with Omaze

Country duo Florida Georgia Line released their new single "Dirt" today, and they launched the "Dirt Campaign," along with the fundraising platform Omaze.

Florida Georgia Line to debut new single 'Dirt' from upcoming CD

Modern country fans of hit country duo Florida Georgia Line are in for a real treat. They announced the release of their new single "Dirt" on their social networks.

Digging in the dirt: Citizen Scientists hunt for new medicines

Microbes are a rich source of medicines and it is thought that many life-saving compounds are still awaiting discovery. To help trace possible candidates, citizen scientists have been called on to help.

Antibiotics may harm newborn children

Bacteria from the mother are said to help "kickstart" a baby’s immune system. However, antibiotics used by the mother to fight bacterial infection may have the reverse effect and could interrupt immune system development for the infant.

Does the 5-second rule really work?

Aston - Food picked up just a few seconds after being dropped is less likely to contain bacteria than if it is left for longer periods of time, according to new research.

'Dirty money' - how our banknotes are covered with pathogens

The phrase “dirty money” may have different meanings, but in terms of microbiology, a surprisingly high percentage of bank notes carry high numbers of pathogenic bacteria.

Many dishwashers contain harmful fungi

A potentially pathogenic fungus has found a home living in the extreme conditions of the dishwasher. This comes from a survey of several households.

Rise in diabetes could be linked to children ‘avoiding germs’

Scientists have put forward the theory that the rise in type 1 diabetes may be linked to reduced exposure to pathogens in early life.

Is exposure to 'dirt' good for children?

It has often been thought that exposing children to germs at an early age to build immunity makes sense and makes for healthier adults. Now some recent research into the immune systems of mice offers weight to this theory: dirt might be good.

Exhibition shows the 'filthy reality of everyday life'

London - It is definitely an unusual subject, but a new exhibition opening in London looks at the relationship humans have with dirt.

UK has some dirty ambulances transporting patients

When inspectors were checking the East of England Ambulance Service they found dirt and lack of infection control information. The service covers Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Have Your Kids Had Their Mud Pie Today?

Today's child in most developed countries are eating more healthy food. Moms and dads provide a nice range of veggies and fruits and keep their tykes clean. Maybe there's a bit of over kill though according to scientists. Kids no longer taste the dirt.

The Dirt Drugstore: Clay Kills Bacteria

Everything old is new again or the person who tells you to eat dirt may have your health in mind, A study shows that a French clay has medicinal uses, for example, this clay has been shown to be effective against a "flesh-eating" bug (M. ulcerans)

Dirt exposure 'boosts happiness'

According to UK scientists exposure to dirt would boost the immune system.
 

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