A July 14th article in NY Times discusses the human gut microbiome. What is interesting is the emphasis it puts on antibiotics for microbiome disturbances that can lead to chronic disease, including allergic and other atopic disease.
A July 13th article in NY Times highlights the emerging evidence suggesting that many of the world's 162 million children under age 5 who are malnourished are suffering less a lack of food than poor sanitation.
For UK Food Safety week, FSA have issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduces risks of contracting campylobacter. But why are they not giving advice on how to prepare it safely – which is just as important? IFH gives advice.
At the UK Cheltenham Science Festival 4th June, Professor Graham Rook gave a presentation on the issue “are we too clean”.
A new study in Mexico has examined if children’s leisure activities affect the presence of pathogens on their hands and toys. The studies revealed faecal coliforms on children’s hands and toys after playing on sidewalks and public parks. Hepatitis A and G.