Study: College students are lousy at hand washing

The next time you attend a college graduation, it might be a good idea to avoid the congratulatory firm handshake and go for the hug instead.

A recent study of college students at the University of Findlay in Ohio showed that more than half had large amounts of potentially infectious bacteria on their hands.

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Researchers study science behind drug resistant bacteria

E. coli

Klebsiella pneumoniae strains of bacteria, or those better known as being resistant to antibiotics, are the focus on a new study where scientists are using genome sequencing capabilities to find out how exactly antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria come to be.

The scientists have already identified several mechanisms that bacteria use to […]

Studies find reusable produce containers often contaminated

Multiple recent studies have revealed the reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores could transfer pathogens such as E. coli, from contaminated produce onto clean produce when the containers are not sanitized thoroughly.

According to a recent article in Food Safety News, two Canadian studies found evidence […]