How Often Do You Need To Shower? A Doctor Argues, Less Often Than You Think : Shots

Showers feel fabulous — but how frequent is too frequent for skin ecology?

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Showers feel fabulous — but how frequent is too frequent for skin ecology?

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James Hamblin is tired of being asked if he’s smelly.

Hamblin, a physician and health reporter, has been fielding the question since 2016, when the article he wrote about his decision to stop showering went viral. The piece outlines compelling reasons why one might want to spend less time sudsing up: Cosmetic products are expensive, showering uses a lot of water, and the whole process takes up valuable time.

Perhaps most importantly, bathing disrupts our skin’s microbiome: the delicate ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, mites and viruses that live on (and in) our body’s largest organ. Most of these microbes are thought to be benign freeloaders; they feast on our sweat and oils without impacting

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Graphic body camera video shows police firing nearly a dozen shots, injuring 13-year-old boy with autism

Recently released body camera footage shows the moment Salt Lake City police officers fired nearly a dozen shots at a 13-year-old boy with autism, leaving him severely injured. 

Three investigations are now underway into the shooting of Linden Cameron, and his family is demanding answers after his mother’s 911 call for help resulted in her teen son’s shooting.

“I don’t feel good,” Linden could be heard saying on video as officers violently shout at him to “Get on the ground.”

At one point the 13-year-old says, “Tell my mom I love her.”

The officer’s bullets tore through Linden’s shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. 

His mother, Golda Barton, told CBS News that “he was running away” from the police out of fear. 

“He’s a small child. Why didn’t you just tackle him? You are big police officers with a massive amount of resources, come on, give me a break,”

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