Category Archives: Bacteria/Virus

Cookie Dough E. Coli Risk – Don’t eat Un-Baked

Written by Petra Rattue The latest perpetrator of Escherichia coli(STEC), a significant cause of bacterial gastrointestinal illness, is ready-to-bake commercial prepackaged cookie dough. The discovery was made following the 2009 investigation of a nationwide (USA) outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. A … Continue reading

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Exclusive Reading: World AIDS Day, December 1, “The End Is In Sight”

Written by Christian Nordqvist  Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, says that this coming AIDS day, December 1st, will be unique in that health care professionals, health authorities and scientists may be able to say with confidence that the end of AIDS … Continue reading

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Extremely Obese People More Likely To Die From H1N1 Swine Flu

Written by Christian Nordqvist Extremely obese individuals, those with a BMI (body mass index) of over 40, have a significantly higher chance of dying from 2009 A(H1N1) swine flu infection compared to other people, researchers revealed in the journal Clinical … Continue reading

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Stomach Bacteria Need Vitamin To Establish Infection

Scientists have determined that Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes peptic ulcers and some forms of stomach cancer, requires the vitamin B6 to establish and maintain chronic infection, according to research published this week in the online journal mBio™. This … Continue reading

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