E.coli

Reminder: Wave Pools Are Filthy Pits of Despair

Water parks are a time-honored American tradition, and a great way to beat the summer heat while stewing in strangers’ bodily fluids. Really, there’s …

Public Health

The Clue to Next Year's Flu Strain Could Be Inside You

Sometimes, a little snot goes a long way. And not just in the physical, stretchy sense. Today, some decade-old snot collected from the sinuses of …

Biology

Here's Why Flight Attendants Refuse To Drink The Coffee On Airplanes

Education and Technology:<p>Microsoft Learning Tools is software that helps improve reading skills by reducing visual crowding, highlighting words, and …

Good News

Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?

Food poisoning, sometimes called foodborne illness, is a common but preventable condition caused by eating foods contaminated with harmful …

Public Health

Don't eat raw cookie dough, Health Canada warns

Raw flour not safe to eat, agency says amid massive recall of flour contaminated with E. coli<p>Amidst a massive recall of flour due to possible E. coli …

Public Health

He had fever, night sweats, joint pain: Food poisoning’s other symptoms

It’s commonly believed that food poisoning inevitably causes acute bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. But in the past few years, Marvin M. Lipman, Consumer Reports’ chief medical adviser, hospitalized two patients with this all-too-common affliction who had neither of those symptoms.<p>One of the men had …

Public Health

Nutritionists reveal the foods they never eat

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>We asked nine nutritionists about the foods and beverages they would never eat or drink.</b>• <b><br>Their responses included hot dogs, reduced fat peanut butter, soda, Fettuccine Alfredo, American cheese, margarine, raw milk, red meat, and mixed drinks.</b><p>Generally, when it comes to eating and …

Nutrition

Just Because Rihanna Can Go Barefoot In The Airport Doesn't Mean You Should

For decency and germs<p>On an average day at Los Angeles International Airport, over 220,000 travellers pass through airport security, emptying their …

Airports

2 Rescued From Stranded Encinitas Boat

Two people were rescued from a stranded boat off the coast of Encinitas, Lifeguards said.<p>Encinitas Lifeguards first got a report of a possible …

Coast Guard

Irish Student Doesn't Remember Brutal Attack in PB: PD

An Irish college student, found nearly beaten to death in a Pacific Beach alley, does not recall the beating at all, San Diego police said. Evan …

San Diego

Dirty Money: What’s Really On Your Cash?

We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park …

Good News

Possible TB Exposure Reported at Local Community College

A case of tuberculosis reported at the San Diego Continuing Education's Mid-City Campus may have exposed others between February to April, the San …

Public Health

Solution Proposed to E. Coli Tainted Water: School Officials

Mountain Empire Unified School District officials will install a new pressure tank to alleviate E. coli in the school water at Clover Flat Elementary …

Water

Bicyclist Hospitalized After Collision in Hillcrest

A bicyclist was hospitalized after a collision with a vehicle in Hillcrest Monday, confirmed San Diego police.<br>Photo Credit: Monica Garske

San Diego

WATCH: What Would Happen if You Only Ate Human Flesh?

Legalities aside.<p>We all heard about the disgusting toe in a cocktail drink last week – but what if all you ate was human flesh?<p>Apart from the moral …

57 reasons to be vegan according to nursingdegree.net

My daughter is graduating from high school today. It is a very busy day. Originally I was going to post a song for her, but then I decided my blog’s …

Nutrition

This is exactly how often cocaine and feces show up on your dollar bills

Here’s another reason to go cashless. Studies show how gross your money really is.<p>Maybe we <i>should</i> launder our money.<p>Hard currency is literally …

Money

A little place for my stuff

How big bacteria can grow depends on how much fat they can make<p>In his classic comedy routine, "A Place for your Stuff," George Carlin argues that the …

Biology

No swim advisory for three Ottawa beaches

The Ottawa public health department has issued a no-swim advisory at three area beaches, following Saturday evening’s rainfall.<p>Mooney’s Bay, Westboro …

Canadian News

Navy Makes Changes to Female Uniform Regulations

The Navy has made several changes to women’s uniforms that went into effect last Wednesday.Women are now allowed to wear their hair in a bun through …

U.S. Navy

iPhones Have Changed the Way We Poop... for the Worse

Ten years ago, on a dark stage in San Francisco, Steve Jobs proclaimed that "Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes …

Cool Stuff

Organic Cannabis Companies Set a New Industry Standard

Dr. Reggie Gaudino had a lot of cannabis at his disposal, but none of it fit the bill. His father, who had suffered a stroke a few years prior, had …

Cannabis

Shots Reportedly Fired in National City: PD

Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to a neighborhood in National City Saturday morning after reports of a shooting.<p>Just before 9:30 a.m., …

Crime

Chipotle Plummeted: There's A Reason Why

Shares of Chipotle plummeted after news broke that management is forecasting minor cost increases for the second quarter.<p>These numbers appear to be …

Business

After Chipotle’s warning, is it time for bulls to throw in the towel?

For investors in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., it has been an interesting few years. Shares peaked at an all-time high of about $750 in the summer of 2015, but by November 2016 had crashed to roughly $350.<p>The cause of the drop was obvious: Chipotle (CMG) posted its first-ever quarterly sales …

Business

Why You Shouldn't Order Coffee or Tea on a Plane

As much as we all say we love traveling, we can also be honest with ourselves when we say the process of sitting on a plane for six-plus hours is …

Coffee

Some cities might not be around in the future, but Chicago will be

It's 50 years from now. Boston is an archipelago, Los Angeles is a bay, and New York is under the sea. But in Chicago, you don't piss and moan about …

Major League Baseball

Large wave hits, kills food safety icon David M. Theno

Food safety icon David M. Theno, 66, was hit by a large wave Sunday while snorkeling with his grandson near Napili Point. Theno was pulled from the …

Agriculture

You should never clean your cutting board with dish soap — here's why

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Dish soap and hot water don't clean cutting boards as well as everyone thinks.</b>• <b><br>The soap can't penetrate the cold cutting board to thoroughly clean it.</b>• <b><br>It's better to soak it in bleach between uses.</b><p>Cleaning your cutting board is hardly the hardest part of cooking a meal. All you …

Kitchens

Toddler on life support after contracting E. coli infection

A 2-year-old boy is on life support after contracting an E. coli infection from an unknown source while on vacation in Oklahoma with his family. Landon Huston, of Ennis, Texas, was experiencing stomach virus-like symptoms when a fecal sample tested positive for E. coli, WFAA reported.<p>Huston was …

Health