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Bird Flu Health WarningApril 30, 2013
There is no evidence that the deadly H7N9 bird flu has yet spread between humans in China but health authorities seem ready for the virus to mutate at any time, a top US virologist has warned. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said officials in China had studied more than 1,000 close contacts of confirmed cases and not found any evidence of human-to-human transmission. What’s bothersome is that there have been cases where no contac...Read more
Restroom Hand Air Dryers-Is the Business Going Green or Really Just Saving Some Green!April 10, 2013
» Big Bang Theory – Hand Dryer Rant How many times have you entered a public restroom and observed that there are no paper towels, only the lowly often maligned warm air hand dryer. It could be the new high-tech looking Dyson that seems to be the rage in most establishments currently or some older type of hand dryer. If you are like most people that the UFE (Urine Feces Everywhere) has observed and conversed with, then several things are going through your mind. ...Read more
Texas Roadhouse Might Leave You with A Road-RashApril 7, 2013
Texas Roadhouse is an American chain restaurant that specializes in steaks and promotes a Western theme. Texas Roadhouse Corporation is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The first restaurant was opened in Clarksville, Indiana, in 1993. The chain operates over 300 restaurants with locations in 46 states, (est. 2009). It is known for its free buckets of peanuts at each table. The free bucket of peanuts on the tables is not a new concept. Over the years many establishments have offered this...Read more
The Cheesecake Factory’s Dirty Little SecretApril 4, 2013
The UFE team recently reviewed the Restaurant chain, “The Cheesecake Factory.” A very busy and successful group of establishments that are approaching nearly 200 restaurants leaves you feeling that someone in the company has a firm grip on running a successful food business. The Cheesecake Factories that were reviewed were impressively busy which is great to see in this down economy. The Cheesecake Factory when it comes to basic restaurant hygiene still has a lot to learn. As it the c...Read more
Breathe in: Plane toilets set to shrink in size as airlines look to make space for new seatsApril 2, 2013
Sanitation in Airplane Lavatories has always been an impossible feat. Touch-less is not something that airplane manufacturers understand. Using the Lavatory facilities on an airplane should be on an “Only if absolutely necessary basis.” Overused under-Sanitized airplane restrooms are inherently dirty. The Lavatories are too small and now they are getting smaller. Washing your hands thoroughly is impossible. Touching the soap dispenser is discouraged. The faucet requires one hand to ...Read more
Leafy Greens Leading Source Of Food Poisoning Illnesses, CDC Study ShowsMarch 31, 2013
A CDC government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, an awkward conclusion for health officials who have urged Americans to eat healthier and to consume more fruits and vegetables The Centers for Disease Control study found that, in 20% of cases where a person contracted a foodborne illness, leafy green vegetables were the source of the illness. Every year, 1 out of every 6 Americans contracts a foodborne illness. Of those who beco...Read more
DEADLY BACTERIA THAT DEFY DRUGS OF LAST RESORTMarch 13, 2013
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose “a catastrophic threat” to the population, England’s chief medical officer warns in a report calling for urgent action worldwide. The widespread overuse of antibiotics combined with a lack of new types of antibiotics leaves us in a health system that could potentially be similar to the health system in the early 19th century. Antibiotics are failing at an alarming rate while new bact...Read more
Toilet-Seat Sanitation, Is That all We Need To Worry About?February 11, 2013
Toilet Seats at first thought, always come to mind when a person thinks of possible disease transmission in a restroom. According to British microbiologist James Francis, there are many surfaces in the restroom that usually rank much higher for possible disease transmission. Stall handles, faucet handles, soap dispenser just to name a few. It’s possible that the toilet seat cover is more for show because cleanliness of Toilet seats has such a high profile even though most restroom dis...Read more
Out with the old, in with the new-bornJanuary 27, 2013
Apparently there is a recall on Fisher-Price’s “Rock ‘n Play infant recliner seats” due to there being mold between the removable seat cousin and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper. Receiving over 600 reports of mold on the product, some 800,000 units were affected by a recall made by Fisher-Price. UFE (Urine Feces Everywhere) wants to talk a little about mold and how you can avoid it. First of all, mold grows in warm, damp, and humid conditions such as bathrooms or the kit...Read more
What You Can Do To Out-Smart The FLUJanuary 16, 2013
Google Flu Trends, which estimates flu levels based on what people are searching for, has pointed to a particularly bad flu season, with high to intense levels in all U.S. states. Some States such as California are going to feel its affects in the near future. Compared to previous years’ data, flu season is gearing up earlier this year. Luckily, it’s not too late to get your flu shot! Here are some other suggestions that might keep you from falling prey to this pr...Read more
- Bird Flu Health Warning
- Restroom Hand Air Dryers-Is the Business Going Green or Really Just Saving Some Green!
- Texas Roadhouse Might Leave You with A Road-Rash
- The Cheesecake Factory’s Dirty Little Secret
- Breathe in: Plane toilets set to shrink in size as airlines look to make space for new seats
- Leafy Greens Leading Source Of Food Poisoning Illnesses, CDC Study Shows
- DEADLY BACTERIA THAT DEFY DRUGS OF LAST RESORT
- Toilet-Seat Sanitation, Is That all We Need To Worry About?
- Out with the old, in with the new-born
- What You Can Do To Out-Smart The FLU