More than half of the world’s turtle species are endangered or threatened, and overhunting of wild species is a major cause.
You can squash small bugs by stepping on them, but can you crush even tinier microorganisms like viruses and bacteria? It turns out that you’d need to apply a lot of pressure.
Despite the recent Kinder chocolate recall, there’s no cause for wider concern about chocolate safety.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
‘When in doubt, throw it out’ – and more tips to make sure your festive feast won’t make you sick.
Water at informal settlements, where sanitation and waste management facilities were absent, had high bacteria levels.
Identifying the emergence of a disease often relies on sick people seeking medical help. Wastewater monitoring can identify pathogens days or weeks earlier.
Americans love their supplements, but some of the products are contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria and toxic fungi. The FDA has little control because of a law passed in 1994.
Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.
Millions of people travel during the holidays, eager to spend time with loved ones. That travel, along with exposure to new bacteria, can make you more vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
Don’t eat raw cookie dough in a house, with a mouse, or here, there or anywhere, wrote the FDA commissioner last week. A public health scholar sees – and tastes – things differently.
Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing global health threat. These five recent examples show us how dangerous it can be.
In the wake of a norovirus outbreak traced to raw oysters from British Columbia, our expert explains how to eat this culinary delicacy safely.
The “sniff test” doesn’t work every time, and other food safety tips.
When day zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
Despite new findings, the deaths can’t be blamed on enteric fever alone.
Lurking in the garden are some nasty bacteria with the potential to cause you serious harm.
Don’t panic: just follow these basic rules.