Are eggs safe?

A new report shows that UK hens eggs are rarely contaminated with Salmonella. This is great news for those who love runny eggs, especially for pregnant ladies, young children and other vulnerable groups, for which a bout of Salmonella could be really unpleasant! I’ve written about eggs before, see here for a full description about … More Are eggs safe?

Meningitis vaccine debate in the House of Commons

So today, ministers debated the Meningits B vaccine in the House of Commons. I had planned to watch it, summarise it and write an opinion piece today. But,it’s almost three hours long. So, a more detailed analysis will have to wait until (maybe) tomorrow. In the meantime, from watching a small portion of it, it … More Meningitis vaccine debate in the House of Commons

BSW day 4: Chocolate craters and dreaded doctors

Today was the day of Girlbug’s preschool booster vaccinations. What better way to demonstrate the wonders of science and celebrate British Science Week? Girlbug didn’t see it that way, however. We prepped her before hand – a little pain now is better than being really ill another day. She agreed in principle. Turns out, she … More BSW day 4: Chocolate craters and dreaded doctors

Listeria recall

Tesco have recalled some of the flavoured butter (who knew that was a thing??) due to possible listeria contamination. Particularly important for those who are pregnant or with weakened immune systems. See the Food Stamdards Agency recall notice. More information on Listeria here.