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Workers in hospitality sector more likely to abuse prescription drugs

23rd October 2015

A study conducted by Curtin University has revealed that workers in the hospitality sector are more likely to abuse over-the-counter and prescription medications than those in any other industry.

Foods that are considered risky to the elderly

Many foods that we would not think twice about eating can pose a much higher risk to the elderly due to the fact that their stomach acids are unable to process them as effectively as when they were younger, leading to the control of bacteria being inhibited. Once an elderly person contracts a foodborne illness it can not only be difficult to treat but also can frequently recur.

Don’t Blame Your Last Meal

If you ate with friends and all of you come down with vomiting or diarrhoea at the same time, there’s a good chance there was something wrong with that meal. But sometimes you can’t track it down so neatly and it’s hard to know where exactly the culprit came from.

Melbourne's Langham Hotel salmonella outbreak blamed on raw egg mayonnaise

Raw egg mayonnaise has been identified as the cause of a salmonella outbreak at Melbourne's Langham Hotel which caused 130 people to become ill.

This mayonnaise was prepared onsite and was added to chicken sandwiches which were served at a high tea on July 11 which left 16 diners in hospital.