Chocolate a death risk for rover
(HealthDay)—Chocolate is a sweet treat for many people, but for dogs it can be a killer.
How E. coli cells work in the human gut
(Phys.org) -- The bacterium Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, has a duplicitous reputation. Scientists tell us that most strains of the microbe live peacefully in our guts or the guts of other mammals, ...
Making drinking water clean: Economist offers insights on how to purify global supplies
The permanent way to prevent diarrhea from killing an average of 4,000 children a day worldwide would be for governments to step in and provide safe, clean water for their people to drink. But that prospect ...
Some 'low-gluten' beer contains high levels of gluten
Beer tested in a new study, including some brands labeled "low-gluten," contains levels of hordein, the form of gluten present in barley, that could cause symptoms in patients with celiac disease (CD), the ...
Sweden detects E. coli case not linked to Germany
Swedish health authorities said Tuesday they had detected a case of infection with the E. coli strain that caused a deadly outbreak in Germany, in a man who had not been to that country.
Germany: outbreak waning, but more deaths possible
(AP) -- Germany's health minister says he's hopeful that the worst of an E. coli outbreak blamed on sprouts is over - but he is warning that the number of deaths, now at 33, may still increase.
Deadly Germany E. coli strain found mainly in humans: report
Germany's deadly E. coli strain is found mainly in humans rather than animals, the Taggesspiegel newspaper reported Tuesday citing scientific research.
Routine rotavirus vaccination in Brazil has reduced diarrhea deaths in children
Rotavirus vaccination in all areas of Brazil is associated with reduced diarrhea-related deaths and hospital admissions in children aged under five years, reports a study in this week's PLoS Medicine.
FDA warns of risks with Soladek vitamin solution
(AP) -- Federal health officials are warning consumers not to use Soladek vitamin solution because it may contain dangerously high levels of vitamins.
Number of child diarrhea deaths can be halved with current interventions
Deaths from diarrheaa major killer of young children in poor countriescould be almost halved if already available interventions such as breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, and improved household water treatment ...
Food workers should stay home when they are sick
(PhysOrg.com) -- A research article published in the February issue of the Journal of Food Protection presents disturbing findings to consumers, according to a food-safety expert in Penn State's College of ...
Toward a fast, simple test for detecting cholera rampaging in 40 countries
With cholera on the rampage in Haiti and almost 40 other countries, scientists are reporting the development of a key advance that could provide a fast, simple test to detect the toxin that causes the disease. The report ...
Study shows economic impact of dengue virus in Americas
Dengue illness, the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, has expanded from its Southeast Asian origins and is resurgent in countries such as Argentina, Chile and the continental United States.
Cholera strain evolves new mechanism for causing disease
New clinical strains of cholera appear to have evolved a distinctly different mechanism to cause the same disease according to research published in the current issue of the online journal mBio.