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  • Thanksgiving turkey
    Talking turkey: Safe practices for preparing your Thanksgiving gobbler
    As friends and family gather for Thanksgiving dinner, good safety practices for thawing, preparing, stuffing and cooking your holiday turkey will ensure a meal that will be the source of delicious tastes and not a bout of bacterial food poisoning...
  • Contaminated Cosmetics Spread Illness
    Contaminated Cosmetics Spread Illness
    Flu and cold season is in the air and spreading. Can using contaminated beauty products cause you illness? Yes, beauty products can serve as Petri dishes to bacteria. How does this happen? People can dip dirty fingers into products instead of...
  • Four simple rules
    Partnership for Food Safety Education introduces microwave usage guidelines
    The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), a project of academics, food industry trade groups, and the US government, has released four guidelines for microwave oven use in food preparation. As part of the "Fight Bac!" campaign,...
  • Baby wipe recall: Contamination concerns cited, 10 brands affected
    Baby wipe recall: 10 brands of wipes contaminated, bacteria may make kids sick
    A massive baby wipe recall has been issued by Nutek Disposable, Inc., this week for 10 national brands in total. Fears that some wipes may be contaminated and contain harmful bacteria were reported by users after they noticed strange smells and...
  • Baby wipes
    Baby wipes recalled, possibly contaminated
    Baby wipes marketed under 10 brand news were recalled from retail outlets and Internet sites throughout the United States, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday. Investigations are under way to determine whether the wipes are...
  • Bacterium discovered that destroys major pollutants
    Bacterium discovered that destroys major pollutants
    Many of the world’s most deadly pollutants like dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) owe their long life to the halogens in the chemicals. Professor David Leys and colleagues from the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of...
  • Bacteria discovered that causes obesity.
    Bacteria discovered that causes obesity
    One bacterium that can be part of the bacterial population of the human gut has been found to promote obesity in mice. Dr. Michael Blaut and a team of researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke in Nuthetal found...
  • Dr Lili Fan Probiotics outstanding Bioative Delivery technology
    Dr Lili Fan Probiotics outstanding Bioative Delivery technology
    Dr. Lili Fan Probiotics and the beauty of this line is that we all know that maintaining a balance between good and bad bacteria has benefits well beyond the digestive tract – studies have shown that it also affects the health and appearance...
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    Healthy habits to reduce infection
    There are concerns about the rise of antibiotic resistant infections, and the spread of these bacteria. There is a particular concern in hospitals where it is very easy to pass bacteria between patients via healthcare workers. Healthcare workers...
  •  Swimming pools-fun or family nightmare!
    Swimming pools-fun or family nightmare!
    Swimming pools and relaxation. Summer rimes with vacation for millions of kids and adults alike; regardless of age and social background. With temperatures reaching 95 to 98 degree Fahrenheit, it is a delight to refresh oneself and cool off just...
  • The microscopic one celled Acanthamoeba
    If you don't change your contacts, amoebas could eat out your eyes
    It’s not just a marketing ploy in which the makers of contact lenses and doctors are in cahoots. Changing your contact lenses as directed could very well save your eyes. In mild cases, waiting too long to change your lenses could cause...
  • Don't wash your chicken campaign
    It's not open to debate: Do not wash raw chicken before cooking
    Great Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA)issued a warning Monday morning telling consumers not to wash raw chicken before cooking it. The agency says that washing chicken spreadscampylobacter bacteria, a very common cause of food poisoning...
  • Example of Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccal Aureus infection
    Stubble bubble and other shaving trouble
    Men have it so easy when it comes to shaving: either shave the face, or part of it, or grow a full beard. There are so many styles available to a man, depending on his individual preference, face shape, hair color, type and thickness. Men can go...
  • Benefit of eating chocolate require a key ingredient and a healthy gut
    Benefit of eating chocolate require a key ingredient and a healthy gut
    The debate over whether or not consuming dark chocolate promotes health and how it does this may be closer to a resolution, or at least for one component of dark chocolate; cocoa powder. For centuries there have been anecdotal stories of the...
  • Pregnant
    Human placenta home to bacteria
    The human placenta – previously thought to be a sterile environment – has been found to contain a small but diverse amount of bacteria. According to a study published in the May 21 journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers...