Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Frequent usage of kitchen towels could be putting families at risk of food poisoning, according to new research. Bacterial build-up was measured on 100 towels over the course of a month during an experiment by scientists at the University of Mauritius. Researchers found bacteria growth on 49 towels, with more than a third testing positive for coliforms, the group of species of which E.coli is a member

Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoningMulti-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as […]

Not washing hands as bad as eating raw meat, reveals study

According to a new study, not washing your hands after going to the toilet can spread E. coli more than eating raw meat can

Not washing hands as bad as eating raw meat, reveals studyUnless you’re a very thorough person, then we’ve all been guilty of going out of the bathroom without making sure we’ve washed our hands at least a couple or few times. And while that may be forgivable, we hope you don’t turn it into a habit because a new study revealed that skipping a post-bowel […]

Eating poultry might raise your risk of having urinary tract infections

A strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) found in retail chicken and turkey products may cause a wide range of infections in people, according to a new study. Many people think of urinary tract infections (UTIs) as a common and minor annoyance, but invasive UTIs that involve the kidneys or blood can be life-threatening

Eating poultry might raise your risk of having urinary tract infectionsUrinary tract infections (UTIs) are often regarded as a common and minor problem, but UTIs involving the kidneys or blood can be life-threatening. The majority of UTIs are caused by E. coli, but only a few E. coli strains cause the more serious infections. Researchers already knew that people can pass E. coli to one […]

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050

Though it may prove to be the most damaging, this superbug scare is certainly not the first time humans have been the architects of their own health troubles. Resistant infections including new strains of E. coli, malaria, and tuberculosis caused an estimated 700,000 deaths globally this year; it is mankind's enemy number one

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050Some ailments have been global terrors for a very long time — heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, for example. Infectious diseases have always been a formidable threat in areas without access to certain medicines, but after the discovery of antibiotics, developed countries significantly dropped the rate at which infectious diseases killed people. These diseases are […]

BMC cracks down on illegal ice vendors, juice centres following E.coli threat

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started a drive against roadside food vendors, juice centres, illegal ice vendors and eateries after its recent survey found presence of E.coli bacteria in 75% of ice and water samples collected from the said places

BMC cracks down on illegal ice vendors, juice centres following E.coli threatIn a major crack down, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken action against illegal ice vendors and juice centres in M East ward on May 8 (Monday). BMC took this step after it’s special survey and lab test of ice and water samples collected from city’s roadside eateries found that 96% of them were unfit […]