Catalyst Combo Kills Bad Bacteria, Leaving Good

Titanium Oxide Kills Superbugs, While Leaving Good Bacteria Untouched

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 17:05

The chemical catalyst, titanium oxide, may help medical researchers kill "bad" bacteria while keeping the good.

E. coli

'Particularly Virulent' Strain Of E. Coli Implicated In Lethal Urinary Tract Infections

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 19:18

An antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli could be the cause of up to 1.5 million infections, some of which spread to the bloodstream, endangering patients' lives.

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‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Sicken Midwest Residents: CDC Warns Holiday Tradition Is Associated With E.Coli Outbreaks

By | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:43

The CDC says 'cannibal sandwiches,' made with raw ground beef, have been linked to E.coli outbreaks as recently as this year.

Trader Joe's Recall 2013

Trader Joe's Recalls Pre-Packaged Chicken Salad And Ham Products

By | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:33

Trader Joe's California-based food supplier has recalled 181,620 lbs. of sandwich wraps and salad products distributed between Sept. and Oct. 2013.

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E. Coli Outbreak At MN Petting Zoo Leaves 3 Children Ill

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:45

The outbreak of a dangerous strain of E. coli has left two young children recovering from infection and another hospitalized with a serious complication.

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Could E. Coli Vaccines For Cows Reduce Human Infection Rates?

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:22

Giving an E. coli vaccine to cattle could reduce human infection by up to 85 percent, researchers claim.

holy water

Nearly All Holy Water Contaminated With Bacteria Found In Fecal Matter

By | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 10:42

Researchers found that most holy water contained high levels of bacteria, making none of it fit for human consumption.

Frederico's

Frederico’s Mexican Food Offers Free Burritos After ‘Bloody Diarrhea Outbreak’

By | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:27

Frederico's Mexican Food in Arizona is having a free burrito promotion after it caused a 'bloody diarrhea outbreak' from which former customers are still recovering.

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Rat Meat Ring Busted In China: Officials Confiscate 22 Tons Of Tainted Meat

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 07:41

Authorities in China announced the seizure of over 22 tons of meat and over 900 arrests for "meat-related offenses," including the sale of rat, fox, and mink meat falsified as mutton in markets.

Frozen Food

E. Coli Outbreak: Can Microwaving Frozen Food Really Kill Toxic Bacteria?

By | Fri, 04/05/2013 - 16:33

An E. coli outbreak caused by Farm Rich frozen foods has led to a massive recall of 10 million pounds of snacks like mini quesadillas and pizzas. How can you avoid contamination when microwaving frozen food?

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Your Hamburger May Have Feces Inside of It

By | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:04

According to a new report, you may want to be careful about eating steak medium-rare - or even heating it up further.

Handwashing

Global Handwashing Day: Your Hands Are as Contaminated as a Toilet Bowl

By | Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:08

A simple task such as hand washing can be the difference between preventing or contracting diarrheal diseases and pneumonia.

Several Ill in Canada After Eating Possibly Contaminated Steaks

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 09:17

Several people became ill after eating steaks that may contain E. coli bacteria sold at a store in Edmonton, Alberta.

Doctors are warning parents about a dangerous new trend of teens getting drunk off liquid hand sanitizers, after six teenagers in California were recently rushed to emergency rooms.

The Germiest Day-To-Day Encounters

By | Fri, 09/21/2012 - 16:42

Many of us are likely to encounter some of the germiest places on a day-to-day basis but are unaware of that fact. Here are five of the most bacteria riddled locations.

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The Truth About Preservatives

By | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 15:22

Many of these additives are used in the home on a daily basis, but why are preservatives so important? Are they good or bad for your health?