Los jabones antibacterianos: ¬ŅAhora s√≠¬≠ funcionan?

Las opiniones de los expertos en materia de higiene y salud p√ļblica siguen encontradas en cuanto a la efectividad del uso de jabones antibacterianos para garantizar la salubridad general y prevenir la transmisi√≥n de virus, g√©rmenes y bacterias, sobre todo en la cocina durante la preparaci√≥n de alimentos. Mira tambi√©n: Jabones antibacterianos, ¬Ņson necesarios? Si bien a finales del a√Īo pasado la Administraci√≥n de Medicamentos y Alimentos (FDA, por sus siglas en ingl√©s) inform√≥ que no exist√≠¬≠a evidencia contundente para …

Listeria -evita contagiarte

Los Centros para el Control y Prevenci√≥n de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en ingl√©s) reportaron un brote de listeria en Maryland y California. Siete personas han sido hospitalizadas con los s√≠¬≠ntomas y se report√≥ una muerte; todos son hispanos y todos consumieron queso. Aunque todav√≠¬≠a los CDC est√°n en un proceso de investigaci√≥n, hoy The Associated Press report√≥ que la compa√Ī√≠¬≠a Roos Foods de Kenton, Delaware retir√≥ del mercado 16 tipos de quesos que han sido vinculados con dicho …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. The mission of India’s Mangalyaan spacecraft to Mars cost a lot less than the blockbuster movie Gravity. (Learn more at NY Times) 2. Babette March,¬†the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model in 1964,¬†is now a 72-year-old artist and innkeeper in Halfway, Ore.¬†¬†(Learn more at¬†AARP) 3. Facebook offers 50 ways to describe your gender. (Learn more at Future Tense) 4. DNA testing might solve mysteries of Mona Lisa’s smile. (Learn more at¬†Mail Online) 5. …

Your Cellphone Has More Germs Than Your Toilet

It’s certainly extreme, but a recent news story points up how germy a cellphone can be. Reports say a man who stole a cellphone from an Ebola virus quarantine ward in a Ugandan hospital ended up apparently catching the virus from germs on the phone. Obviously, most of us aren’t in close proximity to an Ebola outbreak – or likely to be pinching a phone from a dangerously ill person – but germ expert Charles Gerba, Ph.D., a microbiologist at …

Attack of the Killer Sepsis

Science is once more reminding us that there are predators stalking the land no larger than a speck of dust but with the killing power of a herd of hippos. They are so small you can’t see them but you only have about a 50-50 chance of surviving their attack. They are called bacteria and the sepsis or blood poisoning they engender is killing 250,000 Americans a year. I was almost one of them. I am alerted to the danger …

The Great Chicken Debate: To Wash or Not?

Just about every cookbook icon, from Julia Child to Martha Stewart to the Joy of Cooking’s Rombauer sisters, has told us to rinse off our raw chicken before preparing it. Guess what? They were wrong, scientists say. Rinsing raw chicken to get rid of the bacteria just spreads it around more, increasing our risk of getting sick, says food-safety researcher Jennifer Quinlan, with Drexel University ¬†in Philadelphia and one of the developers behind a new “Don’t Wash Your Chicken!” campaign. …