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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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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.