Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

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Monday Links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

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Foodborne illness: Common causes, signs and symptoms

When you are experiencing the extreme unpleasantness of foodborne illness, it may be difficult to discern the subtle differences between the signs and symptoms of the various causes of the illness.

But, the various causes of foodborne illness have drastically different short- and long-term health implications, from illnesses with relatively short durations and mild symptoms, […]

Wednesday Links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination – Science Daily

With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia […]

Mom was wrong: Cold water OK for washing hands

Many things that come out of a typical mother’s mouth seem scientifically iffy even to a kid, such as: “Your face is going to freeze like that!”

But, typical moms do occasionally say things that seem scientifically valid even to all-grown-up kids, such as: “Use warm water to wash your hands!” Even kid brains seem […]

Cell phone science: Can the molecules you leave behind determine who you are?

Humans leave behind trace chemicals, molecules and microbes on every object we touch. By sampling the molecules on cell phones — an object we tend to spend a lot of time touching — researchers conducting a recent study were able to construct lifestyle sketches for each phone’s owner, including diet, preferred hygiene products, health status […]

Do OTC antibacterial soaps do more harm than good?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you may be wasting your money when it comes to buying over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps and body washes. While many believe these products offer better germ fighting capabilities when compared to traditional soap products, research has yet to prove these claims are true and is […]

Barnyard dust could hold the answer to asthma

New research is showing microbes from farm animals, carried into the home in dust, could be a magic ingredient in the prevention of asthma in children.

Published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists explained that the results they have found are convincing enough that the possibility of developing a spray to do […]

Super bacteria discovery adds to antibiotic resistance concerns

Antibiotic resistance and super bacteria, have been causing major concerns as of late within the health and science communities. In fact, earlier this week a strain of drug-resistant super bacteria was discovered growing in the water off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to researchers, this bacteria, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, […]

Report: Deadly hospital-acquired infections still a major problem in the U.S.

Drug-resistant superbugs and other infectious bacteria, including Clostridium difficile, are still very much an issue for one-third of U.S. hospitals — including many flagship teaching hospitals. This data was released in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week and comes after several years of warnings, federal fines and […]