You may find this next story hard to believe, but it sure is true! Reports say doctors' stethoscopes can be dirtier than their own hands!
What’s more worrying is that these medical instruments are in fact helping the transmission of deadly bugs like the M-R-S-A. The study, published in the journal 'Mayo Clinic Proceedings' is the first to make a direct comparison of bacterial contamination of hands and stethoscopes. Let's hope a new device replaces these, and doctors will soon be hanging up their stethoscopes for good.