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Everywhere you go -- may go.
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Some are scary than others but -- gonna tell you how to avoid goes without letting in a bubble welcome to.
-- -- -- Don't freak out but when you click on to this show that we're germs on the computer mouse -- use in fact we and count to 40000 germs every day.
In your home -- work in your car and even in hospitals germs are everywhere so we decided to do a little experiment.
We enlisted the help of comedian and self proclaimed gentle -- chuck nice to go journal hunting through the streets of New York City so sit back.
Wash your hands and let's see what he found.
Manny you know there -- eight.
Million stories in the naked city that's what they say -- how many germs there are the official number I believe is dobbs.
And -- we're here in New York City in front of fox news headquarters on sixth avenue and we're about to make a little track upsets avenue to Central Park.
And find out the things that you probably shouldn't touch on a daily basis because they're disgusting and you don't even know it -- we're gonna find it out.
Swabs -- -- swaps.
This really just -- address is just.
So that I made sure.
He alluded to others and collect specimens womb would look at sounds so good charity.
-- -- -- -- very popular resting place for New Yorkers on their lunch hours of fountain here on -- avenue.
What they don't realize is that most of these people are sending him well.
That's the real -- President.
So here's what I wanted to help I'm -- -- this area where somebody vacated warming so nicely with the.
So this is just the most -- where people -- it.
They eat lunch chair but sometimes they put their lives down what he's doing -- -- is right.
Why not just did a -- -- next time.
So what we're doing right now is supply and handled sold out and that -- -- -- to see -- -- it.
Thank you my friend take care.
On the inside this is bold refreshing and delicious on the outside my guess is disgusting.
I don't know that a typical eight GM actually has more in terms of public restroom door -- Talk about dirty -- Let's -- this baby and see what we get.
And the five kids the most UK.
It's also the most discussed.
You know they sent apple a day keeps the doctor away but what -- that apple is covered in disgusting yes let's find out.
Okay so I didn't even touch the apple.
I haven't put my hands on the how many times have you thought -- picked up a piece of fruitless door to us back to pick it up to see whether or not it's right.
And then what do you do volume by about what do you do what you either let's find out exactly.
What it is that you're eating.
-- Ride the subway everyday millions upon millions right -- transit -- on those -- Your hands are moving along this rail and picking up the most discussed in terms.
I'll believe it or not whenever you see that thousands of tiny droplets are leaving -- in those kinds millions of -- traveling upwards of eighty miles an hour.
That's why he shouldn't sneeze into your hands because all that this.
Funnel towards somebody -- -- here and stop it here.
-- -- -- -- -- Yeah -- behind me is a playground oddly enough it's one of them built this place is you can bring your kids.
Well you -- a -- again and so I got my buddy Dylan here and go Atlantis are you just.
Where you're shaking your kids right -- What -- playground and you.
Don't want a sliding toward.
An iconic symbol of the childhood innocence but how -- -- it is it really.
You know race today that playground equipment is right up there with -- -- and escalator rails when it comes to the amount of germs and rest of problem.
Welcome I say we find out.
-- -- And here we get our whole.
And here a week old.
The public bathroom.
I don't think I have to tell you what -- -- of -- the case in the public that really it's the third inside the bathroom that we don't think about.
Life how about the -- -- -- about it toward not.
Shouldn't that be a safe place -- doubt -- very serious.
While doctor Mattingly -- some of the most commonly -- best of places in New York City.
From ATM machines for public playgrounds.
To public bathrooms and send you the swabs and quite frankly.
And joining us -- is -- the Phillip Terrell a professor of microbiology who bravely took.
Stick around -- results.
Welcome back -- -- not have any joining us now is doctor Philip Carroll professor of microbiology from NYU lingle medical center.
We gave got to -- -- -- And the truth is we really don't know what he found so he's going to reveal exactly what he found.
Conducted here in -- work welcome to the program.
-- got a lot of -- you got I can't wait it's been it's it's a secret because now today -- gonna reveal exactly what you found.
And I'm you tried to get through all of the places that that are.
-- good friend swap out there in the city of New York let's start with that fountain.
A lot of people leading in the found -- sitting there it's a very popular spot.
What to do what what that we find in the fountain there.
Mostly environmental type organisms there were a couple of water -- like -- moments.
But not kind of -- that can hurt you so nothing major and that speeds is known there okay so that seems to be as safe place.
What about that.
That iced tea bottle -- that he bought that he was swapping the outside the bottle you know.
What what do we find there -- -- and their we've found representation.
If he -- it was loaded with E.
Other types of peace buckle -- -- been a slow -- -- -- oxides.
So these are the -- -- see Ella E.
Coli and -- Cox not so all of these are fecal bacteria.
So it's telling me that that gentleman who handled that top.
Of the bottle to hand it to the gentleman.
Had dirty hands did not that I would take me there he has beyond comprehension.
And a lot of those -- swim around this brawl for ice and water so I'm sure they're very they germs are very happy and there.
All right then the next thing I want to touch on which is again a very popular thing that everybody goes to is the ATM.
You know what what we finally the ATM machine in the ATM machine we found representation.
Of all three -- is that humans.
Not contribute organisms from the respiratory -- okay -- skin right and feces.
All three types of organisms were represented.
On the so somebody can -- -- the keys or -- on the keys touched.
That and ahead and of course they touched it and and they had dirty feet gold medal matter and skin -- why she has.
-- too hard to know why should -- Fans when you go to that bathroom.
Well I got this one I'm a little scared because this is something you know an apple a day keeps the doctor away that's what they say that we find anything on the apple.
Only -- environmental type of organisms organisms indigenous to the soil and plants right we didn't find human flora.
You may consider this who -- is the human -- yeah but other than that there was nothing there to be worried about but it would terms of that apple.
Loaded with those organisms so apple should be washed right.
So is -- you know even if you you know we didn't find any kind of big ticket items the you know human germs.
Even the other because suitable as you can get very sick from Somalia especially -- have a let's save your immune compromised are you -- -- week.
And immune system so this this is okay so that apple was dirty but not that parity which tells you you gotta watch the fruit.
My next one which I love is the subway.
Now I really get.
You know I gotta take the subway and I know everybody -- take the subway -- you know public transportation and subway I'll take public transportation in general for those you know folks out there that.
Don't use -- -- use the buses what we find in the subway.
That hand rail was loaded with fecal organism -- had some skin organisms.
Feces abounded in many of the cultures that we had.
From this little survey.
-- was quite surprised frankly with the numbers.
Of organism but we found very large numbers.
And -- and -- get back to the whole point of all these terms but in reality basically if one of these fecal organisms let's say that E.
Coli a type of bacteria.
We suggest that because we have had our hands you know we put them you know we -- -- -- a week.
We take a piece of whatever -- food and we put it in our mouth.
If we can get very sick from well you can get sick from some strains of -- -- but E.
Coli is an indicator.
It means that -- was there.
Just as easily use the call I was present so too could police he -- and no Norwalk like bar right.
Where you can get diarrhea and vomiting.
Can be easily transmitted that we know of that from ships encounters -- -- okay you see how fast so what that we find in the playground.
Playground mostly environmental organisms some staff and you did have some fecal organisms and -- -- site.
Because the playground slide was metal.
Have a more difficult time surviving right and just -- Cox which have little capsule around them are.
Representation of feces -- it so kids' hands or their legs were dead bodies that you did find staff.
We found quite regularly is negative strains at this time right -- which is a non -- to -- Skin tight right but just as easily as we found that you can find staff for -- which -- which is you know you can get -- this you know especially the the trial.
Sort of get scratches him or herself in the playground.
This that really can do an embankment and -- -- -- can do and number.
And now finally.
Of the places that we -- -- is the the portable bad I mean the public bathroom.
I'm assuming that.
Five found if you found fecal matter and back in the bottle of bulk soda.
What we find in the public -- Monumental.
Quantities of -- iMac weren't organisms.
And I was looking at that clip and I saw that the -- Was the -- -- had to touch.
To keep that running water so nobody could get a proper hand wash using that -- -- for us now we also have.
-- at a park bench.
I think that we that you did right yeah department park bench had.
-- had some environmental -- -- plant organisms not too bad not too bad where he swab was not a problem.
How could do mostly environmental organisms that -- virtual and one plant pathogens -- India.
All right so we looked at all these places in the outside I'm amazed to see that again.
-- -- matter everywhere.
That's why can we keep telling everybody what chance what chance -- your hands but nobody listens.
This is I don't -- an opponent touch this.
But here is our.
You know every gay kitchen sponge -- -- -- and everybody's familiar is safe.
Okay we have everybody -- has hundreds of these hats and we use that every day we use an everyday we use it without you pencils to clean everything we think that we've been doing the right thing.
What did you find -- this bunch.
They were the worst items in fact they tested one sponge -- if some sort of -- -- and one sponge without.
They were teeming with millions of individual bacteria priciest -- fluid.
And loaded with fecal organisms animal -- organisms.
And organisms from the water source like sort of want ads and -- various types and and other types of potential pathogens they the number one dirty -- And to -- in everyone's home.
And and people seem to I think they get and they fall in love with this bunch.
Because you know you go to the kitchen and sometimes you find -- sponges and you know you.
You throw them out right I mean I've actually got -- Europe after a brief period well once a week or something like that -- all these things out but people tend to keep them for eternity.
Forever for ever actually what I do I take my sponge and put it in a little bleach solution one part -- nine parts water.
And I rinse it and they're dry it pacification trying kills organisms.
And hunt and then you could -- use it.
But when it becomes mechanically unfit throw it out through -- a -- less sense the set up lessons to be learned professor.
Lessons to be learned.
Even though we're bathed in some 60000.
Types of chairman's right most won't make you sick they're part of your life.
Only one to 2% to potentially -- agenda.
And it's those that we have to address and take care in which we found an overwhelming quantity.
In our little experiment.
Since 80% of whole infectious disease can be transmitted.
By direct and indirect contact.
Washing your hands could be the single most important thing you do to prevent the transference of germs to your body.
And -- do so prior to eating or drinking anything or prior to touching your face FDA hands are contaminated.
And so we -- it -- not so we have to do it chronically like you know I gotta make it a routine especially if you going to go outside and have lunch.
Well thank you so much.
And lighting us with this.
And I knew what it but I knew what we're gonna find germs this is New York City.
But I never imagined.
That I was gonna find fecal matter.
In a bottle of soda.
Being so -- industry I really didn't think that.
I thought that I -- that it was going to be like no we didn't funny thing there they're not I was quite surprised that the numbers.
Of germs in many of these items.
The numbers and striking amazing amazing well thank you so much -- -- coming.
We -- -- check our website Fox News helped dot com for more on all of this.
Don't touch that my -- no matter how clean it is.
It is headlines -- parent who -- next.
Welcome back -- doctor -- and welcome our resident know it all doctors and I are coomer let's get down to business we have some hot.
Headlines I wanna start with the first one.
It's an interesting story a recent study says listen to this the Senate vote take -- showers gonna make you clean but apparently.
There is a study that says that shower heads are probably loaded with germs.
What do you think about that.
That's right -- in that study came out of the University of Colorado what they did is they took 45 shower heads from five different states.
And then measured -- looked -- what bacteria was going out of them every single one of them have bacteria growing out of them.
And one of the bacteria isn't in that was found most commonly was caught this called Michael bacterium ABM.
Which is -- bacteria that causes lung disease.
And it's also some of bacteria to tuberculosis so -- a frightening that the said that these.
Voting -- only 45 showers late Friday night 45 dirty bathrooms well -- 45 but.
For every single one of them and you know it's the shower -- are probably -- breeding grounds -- -- they maintain wetness there moist.
They usually warm.
Sony telling people do to change the shower heads and a regular basis Lott actually if you really really concerned you can change here you can use of metal -- -- you (%expletive) if it has a penalty should be changing filters.
He should clean your shower heads.
But the people it really -- be worried about this at the union a compromise so that normal healthy people like you and me probably don't have to worry about the I'm not getting any kind of tuberculosis bacteria especially when I sing in the shower in a lot you know write my throat again about the I don't want me clean the do you clean the -- reading about them.
But the questions -- clean.
Let's not go yeah.
So inducing headline.
You know they say that I am more so.
More in line for people that that I had -- -- compromise -- let's look at the second analysts say how line comes with the very good news for men.
Scientists have discovered -- Q war four color -- it's.
No this was found in monkeys what they did -- they think -- -- -- everything I sign up and I can -- -- my kids behave very well they.
And if they injected that retina of these monkeys -- with the vaccine.
Which face that change -- that the ability of these -- gave them on keys to see colors so they went from.
Being essentially public line nothing at how little they know that the monkeys that colorblind.
They actually gave them picture cards and they looked at them and every time and they could determine which one when you know if they -- -- state of Graham.
-- -- -- -- -- So it cut.
I think that a little bit iffy about this is that they they did rely a lot on tree which means that little bit -- and that -- -- that what's the positive reinforcement you get.
Honey -- but you get -- hungry monkey.
You know they can do almost anything.
But at the end of the day it's important because I guess color -- affects thousands of people in this country.
But what does it actually affects 8% of men but interestingly only fewer than half a percent.
Women so its its -- and interests far from man that's -- it's a guy issue I guess I isn't you know -- -- this is not the you know it's a relative I mean you you have the ability to distinguish shades of red of shades of green it's not like you walk around seeing black and white.
But -- and it'll say it's it's a quality of life.
All right well I hope that they -- -- find that cure for it you know it's still monkeys that anyway.
They did this headline is right up your Alley it comes it has to do with women that take -- certain breast cancer medication as we talk about Tamoxifen right.
And how has been linked to -- developing.
Clotting issues in patients that -- getting that Tamoxifen.
Right it's been linked to is to the forming blood clots and and legs and that can then travel up to your lungs and that can be fatal if you get a blood -- T and -- your -- That can actually like -- that be fatal for many people actually died from the since a medical emergency.
So this is this is actually been known side effect Tamoxifen in Iraq Safina though less so let's relax a -- But but you know this is the -- study that confirms that you are ready right.
We knew this this study just came out and set out of a thousand patients that take Tamoxifen seven to ten of them and that -- but clots in the legs as just another statistic that tells us.
It's a concern.
So yes women are at increased risk if they take Tamoxifen -- and lots of being.
But really in -- if you look at the numbers it's about a one and a half percent increase per year of the woman being on the medication.
Compared to the general population so it's not a tremendous -- -- It's good to get an -- good history and physical but risk factors for -- So again talk to your doctor at just to make sure that if you do have a family history or personal history of -- That you you know that they look at this issue be very careful with Tamoxifen.
Let in decision sick give Tamoxifen a break here it's actually a really fantastic event good or for women that -- have suffered from breast cancer.
-- give it to women even that have high very high risk of developing breast cancer has been shown to do to decrease your chance of developing breast cancer.
So it's a really great -- given under the right circumstances into them to the right woman so -- yes you can talk to doctor when you on this edition.
And our next headline so I was kinda shocking I think is kind of shocking less than 10% of Americans qualify as being lower risk for heart disease.
That's right this study showed us that that -- actually less than seven and a half percent to about seven and a half percent of Americans.
Are not at risk.
Heart disease or -- 93% are a exactly -- -- I didn't find this -- that the pricing because the risk practice fire for heart disease are obesity.
And we look at obesity if we're not talking -- hundred pounds and pounds 300 pounds overweight studies have shown that even thirty or forty pounds overweight.
-- can increase your chance for heart disease.
-- is that we -- high incidence of cigarette smoking although it's definitely declined over the years.
Because of our diets we have hi -- a lot high incidence of high cholesterol in a population people -- -- high cholesterol.
People that don't exercise so that affects their cholesterol level -- you know it's about it really speaks about the quality up -- American lifestyle.
What can get it again had a value hierarchy regulated I was gonna fight it but you know business has had an avenue belong -- 90% what else you gonna say.
And you pick heated is that you don't exercise start exercising if he -- stop smoking in all these are -- cut things out by you know they'll eventually move you into the -- -- category.
Becoming a -- okay.
Looks into this this is amazing and you know been talking about this numerous web sites are willing to sell and -- by -- optics.
And to buy -- Takes.
Without a doctor's prescription.
Right I think this is outrageous and I know you think it's having to says while it's and it's it's not that it's just outrageous because it's -- practice this is dangerous and Madison.
Did it the reason we get concerned about this is that if you take antibiotics -- when you're not when you don't need them for example you have a sore throat are called.
That's really of viral infection and not a bacterial infection eventually when you do need those antibiotics they're not gonna work.
You but I have to tell you justice point of a major -- I do agree with this I mean -- would play the same but in other countries for the most part -- Europe.
And you in Latin America.
-- you can go to performances and -- he or she can dispense antibiotics to you without having a prescription that's right you know so.
I don't know how they get away -- that in those countries I would imagine.
Then maybe there is better education.
On the parts of the patient or may be the pharmacists are a little bit more educated and saying okay you know you don't need.
I mean I don't know how it works but certainly.
At least you have a human contact right here is just going online and who -- something in getting and one of these side.
So I and it's also dangerous to our society as a halt before and the biggest example of this is MRSA met -- -- resistant staph Aureus.
So that was bacteria that only used to be found in hospitals and now we're finding that bacteria in our community -- because.
Antibiotics have been over used.
And so now a developing.
Bacteria that are resistant to two antibiotics so this is this is a major problem and you know the FDA should step step up and put an incidents remain well -- to -- -- you did the -- again with all the answers.
-- looking for more info on any of these headlines click on Fox News -- dot com up next and manic plus one hope you'll.
Pick up it's just.
Now it's time for many plus one.
We concentrated a lot of what you can do externally to prevent the spread of germs but what about internally I visited Jews generation in New York City -- my friend.
Chris Killen the medicine -- to get the lowdown on immune boosting foods and let me tell you I -- -- you men.
When I walked out of that store -- Chris you don't and a great many how Obama got you know I just -- look at her home.
Got a terrible call terrible call you may have powerful and I needed something to lose -- immune -- he needed the power expected -- back.
It went on my favorite immune boosters and overall antioxidant protected -- -- us he this is a purple.
Palm fruit from the Amazon rainforest the purple.
That is what makes it's a special right because it's the purple antioxidants than the most powerful ones in nature the call them those signs to getting this concentration.
Potent purple protectors.
Now say that five times fast next up on our list yet about -- Which is one of six -- bearing plants in all of nature.
It also has clerk Janet gases which are a group of antioxidants that help your body to.
Regulate glucose metabolism.
Helps to suppress appetite a little -- you can kind of go longer -- less -- people and I think what's cool about your but Monta is that you can make it T cold.
Okay this next immune boosting food looks a little weird and let me tell you I was a little wary about putting it in my mouth.
But the mango steam which comes from southeast Asia turn out to be more than I could have ever imagine.
That -- up.
-- mango steam contains antioxidants called -- phones.
Studies with animals -- -- These are powerful.
Cancer fighting -- why doesn't mean we found a cure for human cancer.
But it may be one of the fruits that would help to reduce your risk.
Well you have repairs and juices with some of these foods.
Let's try to -- So this is one outages.
This is what they call super antioxidant Jews live in all it's got -- -- and pomegranate and mango steam and it's just like.
The amazing thing it's not that it's good for you but it -- there's an -- right.
This bag and then that's okay you know generation most wrong -- the -- That the -- powerful powerful.
Thank god -- -- Can they spot them.
It's well -- This.
If you're not in the mood for his movie try -- -- of this stuff it's a great way to jump start your day.
That's the Brazilian breakfast Brazilian breakfast little granola and lots and lots and possibly a little bit this -- -- -- running all that.
-- -- -- Or it's not like there's is that would make you regret this in the morning.
We also try some amazing hot concoctions -- with green tea ginger and he can Asia.
This is going to be Mike Tyson -- -- here call it will immediately agree that now ginger echinacea.
-- It's got its -- germ fighting here.
Anti inflammatory taste pretty good that's right just because -- good for you it doesn't mean it has to taste back.
Well once again -- that -- hunter has taught me another lesson how to fight germs that natural way and the good.
Cheers cheers -- your immune system -- I can really feel those antioxidants working and I need and -- all the germs floating around the hospital.
But you need to be mindful to two day we visited some of the world's -- -- places.
And no matter what the results it's unavoidable germs are everywhere.
But before you -- -- and a bubble consider this we need germs to survive.
We not exposure to things like viruses and bacteria are immune systems would not function properly.
Be aware of your surroundings.
And to avoid getting sick -- and sanitize it would at least 60% alcohol when you can't get to the sick.
But the best way to protect yourself is to do what our mothers have been telling us as the dawn of time wash your -- It's simple yet so important.
As always check out Fox News -- dot com for more on today's topic.
That's all for now thank you so much for joining us I'm Dr.
-- Albers until next time what I'll still be Dr.
Manny but you.
Might be a little -- help here.
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