Is Double-Dipping Actually a Health Risk?

If you’ve seen that classic episode of Seinfeld, “The Implant,” where George Costanza double-dips a chip at a wake, maybe you’ve wondered if double-dipping is really like “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!”

Source: Is double-dipping a food safety problem or just a nasty habit?

What if the second dip is performed with the not bitten end of the chip/cracker/vegetable/etc?  I admit – I’d been blasé about double dipping until reading the article.  I’m not typically getting sick like some I know, but that doesn’t mean I’m not an asymptomatic carrier.

You’re More Likely To Have Leprosy Than You Know (And That’s Okay)

For the hypochondriac in all of us! 😉

Leprosy is not a disease of the past. Nor is it particularly rare. It’s one of the many diseases we get without ever knowing we have them . . . most of the time.

Source: You’re More Likely To Have Leprosy Than You Know (And That’s Okay)

The article focuses on various catchy/alarming viruses.  It mentions but largely dances around being an asymptomatic carrier.  A la Typhoid Mary, the most notorious case of an asymptomatic carrier.  Her story is rather sad – she continued to get jobs in kitchens because it paid better than other options.

9 Types Of Bacteria You Didn’t Know You’re Sharing Your House With

They owe me rent!

We all know that the homes we believe belong to us are actually varied landscapes in which billions of creatures live, but we usually try not to think about our microbial roommates. Find out why your bathroom is the ultimate bacteria battleground, and why cleaning it can sometimes make it worse.

Source: 9 Types Of Bacteria You Didn’t Know You’re Sharing Your House With

I’m imagining all the hypochondriacs going into convulsions right now about this article.  But on the bright side, cleaning services should be seeing a nice uptake now.