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Human milk fights harmful bacteria other types can’t, researchers find

'Powerful' glycerol monolaurate can be added to infant formula and cows' milk.

6 common household items that can make you sick

Here are six come common household items that may be affecting your health.

Red, red wine… can be good for digestive system

A study has found that red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of good bacteria in their digestive tracts than those who drink other alcohol.

New study links antibiotic use with a higher risk of bowel...

Factors such as being overweight, smoking, and moderate to heavy drinking were also taken into account.

Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test

The mixed relay, a new event for Tokyo 2020 involving two men and two women, was won by France in a photo finish from Great Britain after a nail-biting final sprint.

Health ministry to probe bottled water banned in Singapore

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says more information is needed as some of the company's products are also sold locally.

Where is our own surveillance?

The authorities need to carry out more checks as people eating durians have reported severe sore throat, loss of voice and dizziness.

Singapore bans bottled water from second Malaysian manufacturer

This follows the discovery of common environmental bacteria in imported bottled drinking water last month.

Part 1: Best not to share these items with others

While sharing is caring, personal items should not be used by more than one individual to minimise the spread of certain diseases.

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes, not days

'Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections.'

Some reusable coffee cups more hygienic than others

British study finds that plastic cups contain a high level of bacteria even after being thoroughly cleaned.

France extends cheese recall after E. coli cases in children

All Reblochon products produced by Chabert have been recalled.

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic pollution.

Salmonella outbreak forces recall of 207 million eggs in US

The company had voluntarily recalled the eggs after an investigation of illnesses on the East Coast triggered an inspection of the facility.

Ugly ducklings: Should rubber ducks be banned from the bath?

Scientific curiosity knows no bounds: a group of Swiss and US researchers have delved into "the dark side" of inviting rubber ducks and other flexible plastic toys into our tubs.

Dormant desert life hints at possibilities on Mars

The life existing in the Atacama Desert may lead to breakthroughs in the search for life on Mars.

Gala, Granny Smith apples safe for consumption

The health ministry says social media postings claiming the apples are banned are old news that have resurfaced.

‘Don’t roast officers who seize animal products at airport’

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister says government cannot compromise on public health which is at risk if animal products brought in contain the highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Don’t feed your dog raw meat, says study

The touted benefits of raw meat diets for dogs and cats "are not backed by evidence".

Why are health experts so concerned about drug resistance?

Here are some facts and figures about antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which experts fear will lead to dangerous superbug infections in people for which there are no medicine.

Summer sand: Basic hygiene for the beach

To prevent fungal infections, skin diseases and other irritations this summer, try getting into good hygiene habits with these simple tips.

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