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Could pizza herb prevent winter vomiting disease?

Need an excuse to order pizza? Scientists have found that carvacrol — the substance in oregano oil that gives the pizza herb its distinctive warm, aromatic smell and flavour — is effective against the winter vomiting bug.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Norovirus outbreak limits visiting at Vancouver hospital

Vancouver - Called the "winter vomiting disease," the virus spreads quickly through hospitals, and other places where people are in close contact for prolonged periods of time. Now Vancouver, Canada is being hit hard by the sickness.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Copper destroys deadly norovirus

Researchers have found out that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus, the highly-infectious sickness bug that often surfaces during the winter months.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

Blasting oysters with electrons to prevent food poisoning

Austin - Researchers have studied how electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce the possibility of food poisoning through viruses like norovirus and hepatitis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 8 comments

A dark day in the world of fine dining

It was a dark day in the world of fine dining as two of the world's most iconic restaurants were stricken by major crises.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Which foods are most likely to give Americans food poisoning?

A new study into food disease outbreaks indicates that salads and greens are responsible for more cases of food poisoning than any other. However, the study also indicates that food poisoning cases from poultry are more severe.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New strain of norovirus sweeping around the globe

Sydney - A new strain of the stomach bug norovirus was been steadily moving around the globe. The strain was first identified in the U.S. September 2012.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Hundreds of passengers struck with Norovirus on two cruise ships

Two cruise ships, Crown Princess and Ruby Princess, returned to Florida from the Caribbean after hundreds of passengers became ill with severe gastroenteritis.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 6 comments

U.K. hospital wards close as cases of winter norovirus soar

Hospital wards are being forced to close down in Britain in effort to contain spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus. Cases of the infection which causes vomiting and diarrhea are spreading and have been reported in more than a dozen hospitals.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Cruise Ship Passengers Recovering From Norovirus

A Holland American cruise ship is back at sea after a stop in San Diego where passengers who had developed a stomach aliment disembarked.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments
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Vaccine developed to protect against norovirus or 'winter vomiting bug'

Important research finding: a vaccine for norovirus, which is highly infectious and is difficult to kill by cleaning,...
May 1, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Sapovirus strikes nursing homes,

Whilst few germs can cause the chaos of norovirus in a nursing home, health researchers in Oregon and Minnesota have...
Apr 11, 2012 by Tim Sandle

Vaccine to treat viral stomach flu?

Many people get sick from norovirus each year. The disease is often called vomiting illness, and it can spread rapidly....
Mar 24, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle


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