Posts Tagged ‘bacteria’
A new study has highlighted several germ hot spots in our kitchens, and several are quite surprising. Blenders and fridge compartments ranked among the worst places for bacteria due to ineffective cleaning. The research from NSF (originally the National Sanitation Foundation), a leading public health organisation, looked at 14 kitchen items. The items were swabbed and [...]
Finding accommodation when you move abroad can be very hard. This is why many expats make the choice to stay in a hotel until they can move into more permanent accommodation. While thousands of people stay in hotels every year, how many think about the health risks? As people become increasingly concerned with public health, [...]
Researchers have found that the body’s ability to fight off disease is affected by the internal body clock. This natural 24-hour body clock is known as circadian rhythm. Travelling through time zones upsets circadian rhythm, which in turn means the body is more susceptible to infection. The study, published in the journal Immunity, reported that [...]
Are you doing anything special for European Antibiotic Awareness Day? No? Fortunately the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has put out enough party favors for everyone: a slew of information on drug-resistant bacteria. According to an ECDC risk assessment, these kinds of infections are on the rise across Europe.
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