Bacteria

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

3 Of California’s Dirtiest Beaches Right Here In The Bay Area

Despite cleaner beaches statewide due to a lack of storm runoff caused by the drought, a beach report card released Wednesday says that three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area.

06/17/2015

Rear view of a young woman carrying a surfboard on the beach, Hawaii, USA

Ewww…. Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean Bacteria

Call it the most literal “beach bum” study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point — surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer’s colons.

06/11/2015

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Cheese May Be The Secret To A Healthier Life

A team of Dutch scientists trying to figure out the French paradox discovered that cheese and dairy consumption may be the secret to a healthier lifestyle.

04/29/2015

Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow’s Milk, Study Shows

The Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow’s milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.

04/06/2015

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Health Department Warns Of Dangers Of Drinking Raw Milk After 6 Bay Area Residents Fall Ill

The state Department of Public Health is warning the public of the dangers of consuming raw milk after six Bay Area residents fell seriously ill, state public health officials announced Tuesday.

03/25/2015

A doctor wearing protective gear stands in a space dedicated to the treatment of patients infected with Ebola during a demonstration in the infection control department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in Groningen, the Netherlands, on October 31, 2014.  (
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The 3 Types Of Superbug Bacteria Most Likely To Infect You

The outbreak of a “superbug” bacteria, killing two patients and sickening seven more is just a symptom of an increasingly alarming trend of bacteria evolving to survive the most stringent disinfectants and antiobiotic regimes.

02/19/2015

UCLA Medical Center. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Dead, 7 Infected After Exposure To Deadly Superbug At UCLA Medical Center

At least two patients have died and seven more have been infected after being exposed to a drug-resistant superbug bacteria at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

02/18/2015

Shigellosis Bacteria

SF Public Health Officials Report Spike In Diarrhea-Inducing Shigella Bacterial Disease Cases

San Franciscans this month have experienced a significant increase in the number of cases of shigellosis, an intestinal bacterial disease, city Department of Public Health officials said on Friday.

12/26/2014

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple Deaths In California, Other States

Illness and death followed a strain of bad caramel apples in several states…

12/19/2014

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New App Allows San Francisco Beachgoers To Check Water Quality

Next time you go to the beach, bacteria is a danger that could make you sick. San Francisco officials have released an app promising an early warning.

09/15/2014

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