Blowing Out Candles On Birthday Cake Is So Germy, You'll Wish You Hadn'tA new study says blowing out those candles on the birthday cake spreads not only thousands of tiny drops of saliva, but each aerosol drop carries with it a host of germs that can make you sick.
Capitola White Shark Died Of Bacterial InfectionA 10-foot white shark that struggled in the shallow waters of a Capitola beach while bystanders tried to come to its aid died of a bacterial infection.
With The Rain Comes Stagnant Waters And A Dog-Killing BacteriaRain could be to blame for a deadly bacteria killing Bay Area dogs.
Monterey Beach Goers Urged To Stay Out Of The Ocean Over BacteriaAn advisory warning residents to stay out of the water at Monterey Municipal Beach has been expanded to all county beaches for at least the next three days, Monterey County health officials announced Thursday.
Advisory Posted At Monterey Beach Due To BacteriaMonterey County health officials warned swimmers to stay out of the water because the higher levels of bacteria.
Source Of Shigella Outbreak At San Jose Restaurant May Never Be Identified, Health Officials SayLaboratory tests have returned for food service workers at a Mexican seafood restaurant in San Jose, which has been closed for nearly two weeks since almost 200 people fell ill, of which nearly 100 have been found with an infectious bacterial disease, Santa Clara County public health officials said Thursday.
Shigella Bacteria Infections From San Jose Seafood Restaurant RiseAt least 80 people have been sickened with an infectious diarrhoeal disease after eating at a Mexican seafood restaurant in San Jose, Santa Clara County public health officials announced Tuesday.
6 San Quentin Prison Inmates Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseaseSix San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of Sunday, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.
3 Of California's Dirtiest Beaches Right Here In The Bay AreaDespite 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.
Ewww.... Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean BacteriaCall 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.
Cheese May Be The Secret To A Healthier LifeA 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.
Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow's Milk, Study ShowsThe 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.

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