Category: Bacteria

Melon & Other Fruits With Thick Skin

You might assume that a fruit with a thick, inedible skin, such as cantaloupe, mango, papaya and avocado, would be perfectly safe. After all, you’re not eating the skin. But there have been several food-poisoning outbreaks...

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Stethoscopes Can Transfer Bacteria

Stethoscopes can transfer bacteria from one patient to another. Bacteria were found on the part of the stethoscope that touches patients skin. Some were contaminated with the deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

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To Wash Or Not To Wash? Food

New research is shaking up what we thought we knew about washing our food, but some well-known advice still stands. Here’s what we found about which produce and other foods need a wash or rinsing, and which should simply...

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