In this recent essay at The New York Times, philosopher Gary Gutting argues that the Catholic Church should reconsider its ban on gay sex and its opposition to gay marriage, for explicitly Catholic reasons. He is especially critical of “natural law” arguments against homosexuality. It’s mostly a sensible essay, I think, but it is not…
A Salmonella outbreak at Kirkby take-away Woks Cooking has been linked to German eggs and poor hygiene. Health bosses have completed their final investigations into the fast food outlet which was shut down by Knowsley council last July but opened … Continue reading →
Human norovirus (NoV) is the leading cause of foodborne disease in the United States, and epidemiological studies have shown that fresh produce is one of the major vehicles for the transmission of human NoV. However, the mechanisms of norovirus contamination … Continue reading →
Nasal drops of harmless bacteria can inhibit a related bug that sometimes causes meningococcal disease, according to new findings published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study--conducted among college students, a group at higher risk for this often serious illness--suggests a new approach that could help suppress outbreaks of the disease, if supported by future research.
Meningococcal disease is caused by Neisseria meningitidis, which can infect the lining of the brain and the