E coli

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E coli from meat behind half a million UTIs in the US every year, study suggests
Fatal bloodstream illnesses driven by urinary tract infections could rise, warn scientists as research shows link to food-borne bacteria

Sophie Kevany

23, Mar, 2023 @2:53 PM

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The splashback scandal: should all men sit down to urinate?
The Germans call them Sitzpinklers, and more and more men are now taking the weight off their feet in the bathroom. It could be good for their health – and help protect the family toothbrushes

Sam Wollaston

20, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Plant toxin hailed as ‘new weapon’ in antibiotic war against bacteria
Scientists say albicidin has allowed them to take a giant step forward to creating a powerful new range of antibacterial drugs

Robin McKie Science editor

29, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Water quality worries hang over Durban months after deadly flooding
Beaches open and close as E coli levels fluctuate, leaving local South African tourism sector in limbo

Aina J Khan in Durban

09, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Wildlife rescue volunteers fear contaminated flood waters could be linked to kangaroo deaths
Environmental protection authority says E coli and other contaminants are within safe levels but warn residents not to enter or drink flood waters

Fleur Connick

16, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Wendy’s pulls lettuce from sandwiches in three states amid E coli outbreak
CDC is trying to determine whether romaine lettuce is the source of an outbreak that has sickened 37 people

Maya Yang

21, Aug, 2022 @7:29 PM

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Villagers fight to keep BBC Victorian Farm in business
The tourist attraction and working farm shut after an E coli outbreak and campaigners fear it may never reopen

James Tapper

02, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics
Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit group

Julia Kollewe

18, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Unclean greens: how America's E coli outbreaks in salads are linked to cows
Infections linked to leafy greens have hospitalised 200 Americans since 2018. The finger of blame now points to cattle

Teresa Carr

01, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Bathroom hygiene: how to ensure you never spread E coli
The largest cause of bacterial bloodstream infections in the UK is not associated with uncooked meat as we thought

Sirin Kale

23, Oct, 2019 @4:38 PM

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World’s first living organism with fully redesigned DNA created
Researchers create altered synthetic genome, in move with potential medical benefits

Ian Sample Science editor

15, May, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Romaine lettuce and E coli: all you need to know
The CDC sent out a rare alert advising against consuming romaine lettuce in the second high-profile contamination this year

Jessica Glenza in New York

22, Nov, 2018 @6:00 AM

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