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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

1/7/14 Health News: Limiting Pesticides, "Superbug" Outbreak, Green Tomato's Resist Salmonella

Proposal would limit home use of some pesticides
An Oregon lawmaker wants to restrict home gardeners' use of some pesticides suspected of killing bees in Portland, Wilsonville and other cities last summer.Continue Reading

Illinois hospital makes changes after investigation into 'superbug' outbreak
CHICAGO — An investigation into an outbreak of a superbug bacterial infection shows Illinois hospitals are learning to take preventive steps quickly in cooperation with health authorities, the state's top doctor said.Continue Reading

A recent study has found that green tomatoes are more resistant to Salmonella infection than red, ripe ones. With fresh produce increasingly linked to gastroenteritis outbreaks, researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences wanted to learn more about what physiological, ecological, and environmental factors affect Salmonella’s ability to colonize fruits... Continue Reading

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