Aug 22 2012

Do Germs Spread on Airport Security Lines?

Burning Question: Do Germs Spread on Airport Security Lines? YAHOO! Finance

In the words of my dad, "A little dirt don't hurt."

 

We live in a germy world, says William Schaffner, infectious-disease specialist and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. "If we went down to Times Square and began culturing people's noses, something like 10% to 20% of them carry the antibiotic-resistant staph infection MRSA," he adds.

For the most part, however, those bacteria are harmless since we all have immunities against them. Simple hygiene—showering, washing hands—"will keep the bad guys at bay," he says.

Same goes for the barefoot march through airport security. The risk of catching athlete's foot or another fungus from fellow travelers is very low.

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Aug 22 2012

Scott and Kelly LIVE!

Michael Stahan Rumored to Be Permanent LIVE! Co-Host. abc NEWS 

It could be “Live! with Kelly and Michael” come Sept. 4.

Multiple news sources have reported that New York Giants Super Bowl champ and frequent “Live!” guest co-host Michael Strahan has been tapped as the permanent replacement for Regis Philbin on the daytime talk show. The show announced earlier this week that Kelly Ripa‘s permanent co-host would be named Sept. 4.

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Aug 22 2012

15-Year Old Dana Payne, Dies at Football Practice

15-year old HS player dies from 'normal football blow.' USA TODAY 

A 15-year old high school football player in Tennessee died Tuesday after being injured in practice, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported.

Dana Payne, a 5-11, 143-pound sophomore wide receiver for Millington Central High School, was pronounced dead at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

Family friend Frank Sharp, who drove Payne to practice today and watched practice, told The Commercial Appeal that Payne suffered a "normal football blow."

"I had my back turned, but I heard the click," Sharp said. "He stopped breathing. They did CPR and they got him back in the ambulance. But about two minutes before they got to the hospital is when they lost him."

This is at least the third death involving a high school football player this season.

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