Tag Archives: bacteria

Do Brain Parasites Make Me Love My Cat?

I am the happy roommate of a precocious cat named Olivia. I protect her from harm, I feed her decent cat chow, and I let her sleep next to me at night if she wants to. I am, in other … Continue reading

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Hand-washing with Triclosan: Are We Getting Whitewashed?

  Antimicrobial additives have become ubiquitous in consumer products. Their health benefits are at best questionable. Skeptoid has done a brief treatise about this subject in Episode #148, related to antibacterial soap. Since that episode more evidence about the most common additive, triclosan, … Continue reading

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Aspartame and E. coli, oh my!

A “news item” recently came across my Facebook page which has a pretty remarkable claim:aspartame is made from E.coli feces! The even more remarkable thing: That it’s true. Sort of.

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Science Changed My Mind…About Chicken

NPR posted an interesting piece recently regarding the washing of poultry in the kitchen. It turns out I have been doing things wrong in the kitchen – as well as some of the chefs on various cooking shows. The inside … Continue reading

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E. coli Revisited: When good Science goes Bad

Thanks to our avid Skeptoid readers for pointing out that someone has already written about supposed conspiracy theories regarding the recent outbreak of deadly E. coli in Germany.  Those interested in such things should check it out here.  As a … Continue reading

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No Salad In Hamburg: The latest E. coli outbreak

I suppose this is not the typical skeptical type blog entry in the sense that there really is not any idea to challenge or attempt to debunk here.  Pathogenic E. coli is, and has been, all too common in the … Continue reading

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