Although pet ownership can have health, emotional and social benefits, pets can also serve as a source of infections.
An article in today’s lancet says “Human beings have traditionally been classified as organisms, but Professor Martin Blaser disagrees. He views the human body as an ecosystem, “much like a coral reef or a tropical jungle, a complex organization composed of interacting life-forms”.
A new study in Science Advances evaluated the normal body flora of a South American Yanomami tribe who had never interacted with Westerners before. The scientists swabbed the mouths, skin, and feces of 34 individuals, and sequenced the DNA of the bacteria living there.
A new study in the US shows that human norovirus may infect our canine companions. This raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission
World Health Day will be celebrated on 7 April, with WHO highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan "From farm to plate, make food safe." Risks to food safety arise throughout the food chain, and involves many different sectors – health, agricultur