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Plasma zaps can decontaminate chicken meat


February 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Plasma zaps can decontaminate uncooked poultry, a major source of outbeaks of foodborne illness caused by harmful bugs. The bacteria responsible for most foodborne illnesses, Campylobacter ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Australian police raid Greenpeace’s offices in Sydney


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Australian police on Thursday raided the head office of environmental lobby group Greenpeace International in Sydney after some group's members destroyed a genetically modified (GM) wheat crop in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Copper effective against new E. coli strains


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) The Escherichia coli (E-coli) outbreak in Germany shows that it is a strain seen for the first time, according to the World Health Organisation.However, the latest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gloves may not protect your food from harmful bacteria


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): If you think plastic gloves-worn by deli handlers, fast food operators and lunch ladies-keep your food cleaner and safer to eat, then you could be wrong as gloved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drying hands as important as washing them


September 13th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Is washing your hands enough to prevent infections or stop them from spreading? No, drying them is equally important. Until you dry your hands thoroughly after each wash, you ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drying hands thoroughly after washing could stop spread of bacteria


September 8th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new study has found that not drying your hands thoroughly after washing them, could increase the spread of bacteria and rubbing your hands whilst using a conventional ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Health Risk: Reusable Grocery Bags Breed Bacteria


July 6th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The environmentally friendly reusable grocery bags which have become so popular in recent years may not be too health friendly, since they can serve as a ripe breeding ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Study: Reusable bags are a health risk


July 6th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Phoenix, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The University of Arizona conducted a study in which they determined that the reusable grocery bags could be a health risk. Earlier shoppers were asked to replace ... Read more...

Posted in Environment, Health |

Britain’s latest hospital recruits - robots!


June 20th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 20 (IANS) Joblessness in Britain gets a non-human dimension when the country's latest hospital recruits - robots - start their work routines soon.A fleet of robots is being ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Video study finds contaminated food served in ‘clean’ restaurants


June 9th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) How safe is the food we eat at restaurants, cafeterias and other food-service providers? A new study from North Carolina State University (NCSU), the first to place video cameras ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Raw meat contamination, rats-infestation plague airports


December 24th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) USA Today reported that the survey of 800 restaurants across 10 airports revealed very hazardous and shocking results. It found that the tuna salad and turkey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Teens don’t care much about hygiene while cooking


November 12th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Teenagers are more likely to cross-contaminate raw foods when preparing frozen foods, a study has found.Researchers from Kansas State University sought to determine actual food handling behaviour ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Teens aren’t careful about hygiene while cooking


November 12th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Teens are less likely to wash their hands while cooking and are more likely to cross-contaminate raw food than adults, says a new study. "While half of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Doctors and nurses’ mobile phones crawling with bacteria


March 13th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Cell phones belonging to hospital staff are crawling with bacteria, a potential source of hospital-acquired infections. Medical researchers from Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested doctors and nurses' mobile ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Hospital mobile phones spread superbugs


March 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Mobile phones used by hospital workers can be a source of hospital-acquired infections that kill thousands of people every year, say researchers.These superbugs could easily be transmitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scotland bans white coats for doctors


December 17th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Doctors in Scotland will not wear white coats from next year as they have been banned to check infection in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.The new drive for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-bacterial wipes a bad idea, says study


June 4th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Anti-microbial wipes do not seem to be doing their job, says a new study that found they too spread pathogens. These wipes, used in hospitals and even homes, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UV light lotion reveals improper cleaning of hospital toilets


May 12th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Using a lotion glows under ultraviolet light, Canadian researchers have discovered that a third of patient toilets in hospitals are not cleaned properly.Michelle Alfa, a researcher ... Read more...

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