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October 27, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.The antibiotics used in animal feed is helping drive the worldwide increase in drug resistant bacteria, researchers have announced. While promoting growth and preventing disease in the animals, the antibiotics have had an unintended result in humans. Brain scans may help detect autism, finds a recent study. Scientists continue to refine the process to increase the accuracy of the tests, but tracking the function of 16 connections in the brain via scans has lead to an 80% detection rate.And... do you use hand dryers or hand towels to dry your hands? You may want to use the hand towels more often. New research suggests the hand dryers spread more germs than the towels by blowing the germs around the room. Of course, this is dependent on whether you actually wash your hands after using the bathroom. In a study, only 75% of women and a paltry 58% of men actually do wash their hands afterwards.For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. Hear health talk interviews with top experts at RadioMD

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