Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Multi-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 […]

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Eating poultry might raise your risk of having urinary tract infections

Urinary 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 […]

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Antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050

Some 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 […]

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

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

In 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 […]

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