Tagged: E. coli

Superbugs

Deadly and Untreatable Superbugs Hitting Critical Mass

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a deadly antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria is growing among hospitals and other health care facilities, and comes with a high rate of fatality. Options are now limited. What is the solution?

Shiga and probiotics

Manganese Stops Deadly Shiga Toxin

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have confirmed that manganese, a trace element found in mineral-rich foods and produced by probiotics, neutralizes the lethal Shiga toxin, a deadly toxin produced by infective bacteria. Currently, the Shiga toxin is responsible for infections of about 150...

bags and bacteria

Reusable Bags Harbor Bacteria

New research has determined that few people wash their reusable grocery shopping bags, 8% of reusable bags harbor E. coli, and nearly all unwashed bags harbor other pathogenic bacteria. The research, published in Food Protection Trends, the journal of the International Association for...