The Drs TV: Bacteria In Public Restrooms
The Doctors went as far as to swab stalls and test toilet paper to give you a complete run down of the bacteria lurking in a public restroom.
They sent the swabs off to the American Bio-clinical Laboratories for the investigation. They found that the stall closest to the bathroom door, the very first one, had the lowest amount of bacteria because a lot of people skip it.
The toilet seats themselves were some of the cleanest parts of the bathroom, but the toilet paper dispenser had 150 times more bacteria than the toilet seat.
Dr. Ordon said it could be due to the fact that many people are using tissue to cover the toilet seat. There could also be feces on your hand when you reach for the toilet paper. The bacteria that The Doctors found could cause everything from a UTI to pneumonia. Dr. Travis Stork said to certainly wash your hands after using the bathroom. Dr. Stork suggested using a paper towel to shut off the faucet as well as open the door to leave, in order to avoid bacteria.
The Doctors: Tips To Brighter, Whiter Teeth
Dr. Stork said a sparkling smile can do wonders for your health and shave years off your appearance, and he had two tricks to insuring sparkling white teeth. The first tip was to give your teeth a midday massage. A UCLA study found that massaging a small amount of toothpaste into your gums and onto your teeth midday increased cavity protection by 50%.
Dr. Stork said snacking on a trail mix that includes peanuts and cranberries can prevent damaging inflammation and, according to the University of Rochester, cranberries have a component that acts like Teflon on your teeth. That means bacteria have difficult getting to your teeth. Dr. Stork said the key is to find trail mix with no added sugars. That Teflon-like material could help you get pearly whites, and that lead us to the word of the day: pearly!
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The Drs TV: Ebola Vaccine
The Doctors then shared the latest health news in their News in 2:00 segment. The Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa has now claimed over 2,900 lives. There’s still no Ebola vaccine proven safe or effective for use in humans. Last week, the World Health Organization announced that an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health should be available by January. Health care workers and those known to have come in contact with someone with the virus, will be the first to receive the vaccine.
The Doctors: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it was started in 1985 by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and encourage women to get checked. The iconic pink ribbon should be a reminder for you to talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get screened. Men can also develop breast cancer, so the third week of the month is designated as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
The Drs TV: Devon Still Daughter Cancer Pep Talk
The Doctors pointed out that the NFL has received a lot of negative attention lately, but there was a bright light shown on one member of the organization when Devon Still, a defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, posted a heartwarming video on Instagram giving his daughter a pep talk while on the way to the hospital for her surgery to remove a tumor from her abdomen. His daughter has been battling cancer and has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy. He captioned the video by saying, “I might be nervous and scared beyond words but I’ll never let her see it… Let’s get this done!”
The Doctors: Stop Washing Raw Chicken
Dr. Stork then shared his Doctor’s Prescription and said it was one you need to hear before you cook your next meal. He said 44% of people wash this food, but the food services of America has issued a warning to stop doing it. The answer is raw chicken. They said you should stop washing raw chicken because the bacteria can splash onto other objects in your kitchen, and even a single drop can have enough bacteria in it to affect a person.
Dr. Stork said if you cook the bird, it kills all the bacteria.