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Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
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Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain

Aug 28th 2020, 11:47 AM 25,631 Views 3 Comments

High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
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Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 12:46 PM 35,365 Views 32 Comments

Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.

Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus
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Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus

Jun 4th 2020, 6:45 AM 42,978 Views 24 Comments

The Covid-19 disease is caused by a virus, not bacteria.

Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria
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Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria

Oct 21st 2019, 6:52 PM 76,157 Views 35 Comments

The recall notice said E.coli was an indicator that water is contaminated with faecal material.

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on
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We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on

Jan 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 12,864 Views 6 Comments

More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.

Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out
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Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out

Dec 27th 2018, 7:30 PM 18,562 Views 13 Comments

Ellie Cunnenn (14) from Coláiste Chiaráin has analysed different kitchen surfaces to figure out which stay cleaner for longer.

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?
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How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?

Jan 14th 2018, 8:30 AM 20,819 Views 21 Comments

Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.

Tallaght Hospital restricts visitors over outbreak of antibiotic-resistant infection
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Tallaght Hospital restricts visitors over outbreak of antibiotic-resistant infection

Oct 11th 2016, 4:14 PM 9,475 Views 4 Comments

The hospital said today that children are not permitted to visit any circumstance.

The Happy Pear withdraws batch of 'Hero Sprouts' over bacteria concern
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The Happy Pear withdraws batch of 'Hero Sprouts' over bacteria concern

Apr 30th 2016, 1:31 PM 22,159 Views 13 Comments

The company is voluntarily withdrawing one batch of the product as a precaution.

'Urgent response' needed to tackle drug-resistant germs in Ireland's food chain
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'Urgent response' needed to tackle drug-resistant germs in Ireland's food chain

Dec 3rd 2015, 2:12 PM 10,723 Views 25 Comments

Drug resistant bacteria is recognised worldwide as one of the biggest potential threats to human health

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
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'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable

Nov 19th 2015, 7:55 AM 19,541 Views 43 Comments

Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.

This futuristic bathroom door handle has a trick up its sleeve
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This futuristic bathroom door handle has a trick up its sleeve

Jul 5th 2015, 9:15 AM 30,646 Views 32 Comments

It’s probably the most advanced bathroom door handle you’ll see today, or ever.

Feel like chicken tonight? Don't ruin your weekend by cooking it the wrong way
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Feel like chicken tonight? Don't ruin your weekend by cooking it the wrong way

Feb 28th 2015, 7:15 AM 26,713 Views 16 Comments

Here are some helpful tips to avoid getting food poisoning.

Turns out that hand dryers can spread bacteria
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Turns out that hand dryers can spread bacteria

Nov 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 10,825 Views 38 Comments

That’s according to a new study from the University of Leeds.

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty
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Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

Aug 8th 2014, 12:17 PM 6,246 Views 10 Comments

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections
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Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections

Aug 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,401 Views 6 Comments

The common bacteria produces a slimy bio-film that on the lungs that is almost impossible for patients to clear

The world's citrus is being destroyed - here's what scientists are doing about it
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The world's citrus is being destroyed - here's what scientists are doing about it

Jul 27th 2014, 10:30 AM 12,175 Views 18 Comments

Citrus fruits in Florida are facing a bombardment from a pest called a “Asian citrus psyllid”.

Don't go swimming at Bettystown Beach - the water's not fine
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Don't go swimming at Bettystown Beach - the water's not fine

Jun 19th 2014, 2:18 PM 28,963 Views 19 Comments

A new water sample was taken yesterday and results are due tomorrow but until then, people are advised to stay out of the water.

More than half of you wash raw chicken and that's really dangerous
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More than half of you wash raw chicken and that's really dangerous

Jun 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 27,722 Views 37 Comments

Your mammy might always have given it a rinse but it’s safer for you and the rest of your family if you don’t.

It turns out urine is not actually sterile
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It turns out urine is not actually sterile

May 18th 2014, 5:30 PM 30,638 Views 27 Comments

If you’re a woman, that is.

Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold
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Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold

Apr 22nd 2014, 2:45 PM 11,332 Views 13 Comments

Experiments on fruitflies showed faster recovery and better survival rates for the ones that had more sleep.

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous
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MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous

Apr 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 4,768 Views 7 Comments

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

Relax everyone, scientists have proved the 'five second rule' is real
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# Floor Food

Relax everyone, scientists have proved the 'five second rule' is real

Mar 10th 2014, 10:57 AM 22,243 Views 23 Comments

Floor-food for everyone!

Two Cork beaches expected to reopen today
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Two Cork beaches expected to reopen today

Aug 14th 2013, 11:25 AM 9,919 Views 18 Comments

Tragumna and Kilcrohane beaches in Cork were closed to swimmers after the water tested positive for high levels of enteroccocus.

Swim ban at Cork beach due to high levels of E. Coli
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Swim ban at Cork beach due to high levels of E. Coli

Jun 20th 2013, 9:18 AM 9,368 Views 23 Comments

There’s a ‘no bathing’ order at Fountainstown, while precautionary warnings have been issued for three other beaches.

Irish lab develops sensor to improve air and water quality testing
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Irish lab develops sensor to improve air and water quality testing

May 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,389 Views 3 Comments

Trinity-based science laboratory CRANN has developed a new graphene sensor that can detect even the slightest change in signal.

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free
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9 tips for keeping your body infection-free

Mar 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 16,432 Views 32 Comments

Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.

Ikea investigating faecal bacteria found in almond cake
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Ikea investigating faecal bacteria found in almond cake

Mar 5th 2013, 4:03 PM 18,571 Views 54 Comments

“These cakes never reached our stores,” a spokesperson for the Swedish furniture giant said, adding that the brand of cakes has not been withdrawn from stores.

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
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Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

Jan 2nd 2013, 12:27 PM 7,396 Views 35 Comments

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital
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MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital

Oct 12th 2012, 9:29 AM 5,925 Views 25 Comments

Around 23 newborn babies have been found with the MRSA superbug in Mayo in the past seven months.

Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply
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Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply

Aug 9th 2012, 8:10 AM 2,080 Views 4 Comments

Authorities have released further information on the contamination of water in Clontarf.

Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use
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Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use

Aug 8th 2012, 8:10 AM 2,286 Views 3 Comments

In photos: Tankers supply water as testing continues in St Lawrence district metre area of north Dublin.

How clean is your handbag?
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How clean is your handbag?

Apr 26th 2012, 3:39 PM 4,597 Views 11 Comments

If you’re an average person… the answer is: not very.

Pseudomonas discovered in fourth neo-natal ward
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Pseudomonas discovered in fourth neo-natal ward

Jan 29th 2012, 2:13 PM 2,535 Views 1 Comment

The infection which killed three infants has been detected in water sources at another hospital in the North.

Deadly bacteria found on hospital taps, seventh case confirmed
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Deadly bacteria found on hospital taps, seventh case confirmed

Jan 25th 2012, 11:10 AM 1,871 Views 8 Comments

The Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital has confirmed that the bacteria that killed three babies has been traced back to several taps in the neonatal unit .

Third baby dies at Belfast hospital after infection outbreak
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Third baby dies at Belfast hospital after infection outbreak

Jan 20th 2012, 10:36 AM 2,378 Views 18 Comments

An investigation has been launched after a third baby died of an infection at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast.

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague
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Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

Oct 12th 2011, 9:26 PM 1,374 Views 9 Comments

Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.

Who's got the dirtiest desk?
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Who's got the dirtiest desk?

Oct 4th 2011, 11:25 AM 951 Views 3 Comments

Lawyers and accountants have the dirtiest desks, according to a new survey. How dirty is yours?

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
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Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,392 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

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Less dangerous E. coli strain found in Dutch beet sprouts

Jun 9th 2011, 2:36 PM 298 Views 2 Comments

Authorities in the Netherlands have recalled red beet sprouts as a precautionary measure after discovering a strain of E.coli present in the vegetables. The strain is apparently less dangerous than the one causing Europe’s deadly E. coli crisis.

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