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FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps

After researchers conducted many tests, the conclusion is clear: handwashing with antibacterial soap does not remove more bacteria or even prevent more illnesses than washing with regular everyday soap...

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RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages

State Extends Closing of South Shore Oyster Beds

BOSTON (AP) - State health and fishery officials are extending the closure of several oyster beds in Boston's South Shore area because of illnesses linked to seasonal shellfish bacteria.

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(HZI)/Getty Images)

New Bedford Beaches Closed for Two Days

If the weather wasn't deterring you from visiting a New Bedford beach today, the City's Health Department sure will.

The Health Department says that due to the significant rainfall, bacteria levels at East Beach, West Beach, and the beach in Fort Taber Park are sure to be elevated beyond acceptable levels...

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New Bedford Beaches Re-Open

The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all of the city's beaches have reopened for swimming on Friday.

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Beach Closures In New Bedford

The City of New Bedford has announced that there will be beach closures on Thursday.

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Steve Frost

Drug Resistant Stomach Bug Is Spreading In The US

A multidrug-resistant intestinal illness is starting to spread across the country and Massachusetts is seeing some of the highest numbers of cases.

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Lightning Likes to Lick
Lightning Likes to Lick

Let the Dog Lick Your Face!

Dogs are known as many things: cuddle buddy, walking partner, a living vacuum / potential dishwasher, and man's best friend. One thing that might not come to mind is a health benefit...

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Seats In The Shape Of Western-Style Toilets Appear In Nanjing
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What’s Dirtier: Cell Phone Or Public Toilet Seat?

I'll never forget the little sign over a public toilet at the Conoco gas station near my high school. It read: "Our aim is to keep this toilet clean...

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Dartmouth Police Facebook page

Modular Units Delivered In Dartmouth

There's some good news for the Dartmouth Police Department.

The first four modular units have arrived for their new police station. Delivery of at least another four units are expected sometime this week...

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TSM

New Bedford Beach Closures

The New Bedford Health Department has announced some recreational beach areas will be closed Thursday due to high bacteria counts caused by the recent heavy rainfall and flooding...

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