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Poor toilet hygiene behind E. coli superbug spread

7 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Not washing hands after going to the toilet is behind the spread of a key strain of E. coli.
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Poor toilet hygiene 'puts you at a greater risk of E.coli than eating undercooked meat'

Poor toilet hygiene 'puts you at a greater risk of E.coli than eating undercooked meat'

7 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Researchers at the University of East Anglia found the majority of super-strains of the common bug are spread between humans and not through eating raw chicken, beef or pork.
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Outdoor Light at Night Linked to a Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Outdoor Light at Night Linked to a Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Women living in towns and cities may be a higher risk of breast cancer as night-time exposure to light from street lamps could raise the risk of the disease by 10 percent... Read more ...

Rural Psychiatric Care in the Time of COVID-19

Rural Psychiatric Care in the Time of COVID-19

In writing this, I feel a bit strange to contribute my thoughts on a pandemic I've had mostly a peripheral experience with. In my brief month on the medicine ward, I did... Read more ...

Better Patient Identification can Help Battle COVID-19

Better Patient Identification can Help Battle COVID-19

Matching patient records from different sources is not only achievable but necessary to stem the tide of the current novel coronavirus pandemic, reports a new study. Read more ...

More evidence smokers are at less risk of Covid-19: Adults are half as...

More evidence smokers are at less risk of Covid-19: Adults are half as likely to test positive 

Israeli researchers have claimed those who smoke cigarettes are less likely to pick up the virus in the first place by looking at positive test results - which includes those... Read more ...

Two-metre Distance Helps Reducing COVID-19 Risk Effectively

Two-metre Distance Helps Reducing COVID-19 Risk Effectively

Keeping at least two-metre distance from other people is significantly more effective at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 than one metre, according to a new study. Read more ...

One in every 16 Irish boys has autism: Crisis worse than COVID-19 and nobody...

One in every 16 Irish boys has autism: Crisis worse than COVID-19 and nobody cares

According to National Health data released last week, autism incidence among Irish children is now at 4.3%, an 82% rise in five years. One in 16 boys is affected. US rates... Read more ...

COVID-19 Testing Supplies Still Needed, Lawmakers Told

COVID-19 Testing Supplies Still Needed, Lawmakers Told

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans alike agreed at a House hearing Tuesday on the importance of ramping up testing for COVID-19, but they couldn't agree on whether the... Read more ...

Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY explains why losing weight could be a life-saver

Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY explains why losing weight could be a life-saver

As we have seen on the news, the Covid-19 virus is very selective about who it kills. Most people, particularly the young, shake it off. But others become extremely ill. Read more ...

Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus Patients

Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus Patients

More than one-third of U.S. lupus patients who take hydroxychloroquine have struggled to fill prescriptions for the drug during the COVID-19 crisis, a new survey finds. Read more ...

Telemedicine Abortion Gains Momentum During Pandemic

Telemedicine Abortion Gains Momentum During Pandemic

As access to in-person abortion clinics dwindled during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers have seen increased demand and awareness of another method of abortion care... Read more ...