According to an online poll of 2,000 men and women, 13 percent say they've worn the same pair for a week or more.
The bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is found widely in the environment although infections usually occur in hospitals among people with weakened immune systems.
Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis) is an illness caused by tiny, cryptosporidium parasites that live in water.
Did you know that your eyes host a unique menagerie of microbes?
This subterranean "wood wide web" underpins much of life on Earth and could play a crucial role in limiting climate change.
"The bacteria explosively eats away at the patients cornea in a matter of days," the doctor warned.
The masses of plastic could starve deep-sea ecosystems and hard animals, scientists fear.
Soil found in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, had long been reputed to have healing properties.
The Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone is currently being explored as an area for deep sea mining.
"They are found in most foods, and many consume this added ingredient without their knowledge."
A study has shown children more prone to becoming obese had different populations of microbes in their mouths.
Around 700,000 people die every year as a result of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
75 of the 120 public beaches and 49 percent of freshwater sites tested had unsafe levels of fecal matter.
Bacteria found in the human gut could help save lives by transforming Type A blood into Type O blood.
The beaches tested positive for a harmful bacteria.
The most common gene found is resistant to an antibiotic that's frequently used.
Typhoid is most commonly spread via contaminated food and water.
Previous outbreaks have also been linked to these pills, but this is the first time this particular kind of Salmonella has been found.
Some researchers are looking into how to make sure babies experience the traditional benefits of birth no matter the delivery method.