Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right?
Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when it comes to carpet-dusted snacks.
Biology students at the Aston University in Birmingham, U.K., measured how quickly two common bacteria hop aboard foods dropped on tiles, linoleum and carpet.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 5:33 pm
Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 4:16 pm
When it comes to avoiding unhealthy food, it might be that out of sight means out of mind.
The more fast-food joints people encounter around their homes and workplaces, the likelier they are to be obese, according to a study published Thursday.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that the people who are most exposed to fast food were almost twice as likely to be obese as those who were least exposed.
Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 9:28 pm