When should you throw away your leftovers?

Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you'll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately

When should you throw away your leftovers?Refrigeration is the most important invention in the history of food. But while commercial and home refrigerators have only been used for the past 100 years or so, people have long used cool natural environments to store foods for extended periods. Temperature is important for controlling microbial growth. Just as we find food wholesome, bacteria […]

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curry

The 40-year-old man was left fighting for his life in an induced coma a couple of days after eating a chicken curry. David Braham became unwell with food poisoning while watching his son play rugby after the dodgy meal

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curryThe food poisoning unexpectedly brought on a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillian-Barré Syndrome. David was left paralysed from the face down, unable to talk and breathe while on a ventilator for four months. He has finally learnt to walk on his own eight months after the Chinese curry nearly cost him his life. The former […]

Eating leftover food could be the reason behind food poisoning

Food poisoning is a condition that occurs by eating food that is contaminated by bacteria. Toxins produced by these bacteria are very harmful for the body. It is caused generally due to salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter and clostridium perfringes infections, food poisoning should be treated immediately

Eating leftover food could be the reason behind food poisoningMany times, people think that leftover food should be thrown out, but the best advice is to understand and learn how to store food, estimate the quantity, keep track on what to eat, what to avoid, and use leftover food correctly. Most of us are very particular on saving leftover food from the previous night, […]

Mumbai: 16 kids in Bhandup school fall ill due to food poisoning

An incident of a food poisoning was reported from a school at Bhandup in Mumbai. The exact cause behind the food poisoning has yet to be ascertained. A teacher has also fallen ill due to the same

Mumbai: 16 kids in Bhandup school fall ill due to food poisoningThe children are students of Sahayadri Vidyamandir, near Shivaji Maharaj Talao in Bhandup, Mumbai. According to information provided by the municipal corporation’s disaster department, the kids and the teacher have been admitted to Mulund’s civic-run Agarawal hospital. While Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Gayatri Patil, Chief Medical Officer of civic-run Gayatri hospital said, “On […]

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recovery

Severe or long-lasting diarrhoea, however, can cause malnutrition and extreme dehydration. Left untreated, however, dehydration can lead to death. Whenever burning diarrhoea lasts longer than 2 or 3 days, or is extremely painful or bloody, it is important to seek medical attention

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recoveryAlthough it is uncomfortable, burning diarrhoea is not usually a sign of a serious health condition. Most cases resolve within a few hours or days on their own, or with the help of basic home remedies. What is burning diarrhoea? Diarrhoea occurs when the intestines do not absorb enough fluid from the body’s waste. This […]

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 […]

Maha: Three children dead, 40 hospitalised due to food poisoning

The incident occurred at Mahad village, in Raighad district of Maharashtra on Monday evening June 18, where a puja ceremony was organised for the house warming function. On eating the food served in the programme, people complained about vomiting and giddiness.

Maha: Three children dead, 40 hospitalised due to food poisoningAccording to the Police, a house warming ceremony was organised in Mahad, Raighad district, Maharashtra.  After the puja got over, on eating the food served after the programme, people complained of giddiness and started vomiting. Few of them also complained of severe stomach pain.  They were immediately taken to the nearby hospital in Khalapur, and Navi […]

Five roadside food items you must avoid during summer

Managing summer heat does not just mean what to eat but also what not to eat, which is equally important for one to know. To take care of yourself and prevent your body from being affected from various health problems, one must avoid consuming the following roadside food items during the summer

Five roadside food items you must avoid during summerWhile the summer is getting warmer day by day, people are getting more lethargic, and thus, some people avoid preparing food at home and tend to eat more outside food. That might not only affect the body but could also cause other health related problems in the long run. Therefore, managing summer heat does not […]

To curb adulterated sweet menace, FDA keeps a stringent check on sweet shops in Mumbai

During the festival season, the demand for sweet goes up. Grabbing this opportunity to make a quick buck, traders and the sweetshop owners use adulterated food items to make mithai (sweets). This in turn proves to be a health hazard for the common man

To curb adulterated sweet menace, FDA keeps a stringent check on sweet shops in MumbaiWith Navaratri being celebrated in Mumbai and Dussehra just around the corner, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra, has swung into action to keep a check and prevent adulteration of sweets. The aim of the FDA is to keep Mumbaikars safe from the menace of the adulterated sweets and away from any diseases or […]