Stories tagged: bacteria
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
WHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics in new response to superbug threats
The World Health Organization on Tuesday released new recommendations aimed at reducing the use of certain categories of “last resort” antibiotics as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel
Creating new HIV prevention tools for women has proven frustratingly slow and researchers have found another hurdle: bacteria in the reproductive tract.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils
Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
The dirty dozen: U.N. issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria
The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
Scientists try bacteria to halt invading cheatgrass in West
It sounds like science fiction: An unstoppable invader is taking over the West and the best hope to stop its relentless advance is a small team of anonymous scientists. But …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
‘Like something out of a horror movie’: Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days
About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For most, the worst symptoms are …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Health alert issued for pesticide-tainted pot
Oregon health officials have issued a health alert about marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people southwest of …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
FDA bans antiseptic chemicals from soaps, cites no evidence
The federal government is banning more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps and washes, saying manufacturers have failed to show that they are safe and prevent the spread …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Poop-sniffing dog finds human waste in Whatcom County waterways
A dog trained to sniff out water pollution has detected human waste in many of the water samples taken from Whatcom County waterways.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
The Rock Doc: Brucellosis research might help fight other diseases
Normally, when a bacterium invades your body, it’s surrounded and engulfed by a white blood cell. If all goes well, the white blood cell kills the bacterium. But a few …
Mon., June 10, 2013
Rock Doc: Genomics might help defeat citrus disease
Did you have a glass of orange juice this morning? If so, you may want to know that the simple pleasures brought to us by citrus fruit are under attack …
Thu., May 19, 2011
Sacred Heart eliminates bacteria, lifts water restrictions
Water restrictions were lifted Wednesday afternoon at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply. Three patients …
Wed., May 18, 2011, 4:55 p.m.
Hospital lifts restrictions after bacteria eradicated
Water restrictions were lifted today at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply.
Wed., Aug. 25, 2010
Food preservation book moves beyond modern canning
Tomatoes are ripening, trucks full of peaches are wending their way to farmers markets, and everywhere, home food preservation enthusiasts are working frantically in their steamy kitchens to put it …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009
You can’t dodge every germ, but many will try
Are all the little things you do to avoid the flu reasonable – or just ridiculous? Has all the H1N1 flu talk got you buying Purell by the gallon and …
Fri., June 9, 1995
As Labs Test For E. Coli, Cases Mount Missed Bacterium Incidents ‘Shock’ Federal Epidemiologist
The deadly E. coli bug strikes more frequently than health officials had suspected, often causing symptoms that go unrecognized or unreported. As more laboratories test for the bacterium - known …