Life-saving "wonder plaster" that glows when it detects deadly infections

Life-saving 'wonder plaster' that glows when it detects deadly infections The new plaster is designed to detect the early signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome – a potentially fatal infectionIt releases dye, only visible in UV light, from nanocapsules when disease-causing bacteria is presentCurrent methods of detecting the condition take up to 48 hours and patients often die waiting for diagnosis By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:33 GMT, 26 March 2013 British scientists have developed a new 'wonder plaster' which glows when it detects infection.

The kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat – and could even lead to PARALYSIS

The kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat – and could even lead to PARALYSISThere are 10million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge and 1m per square inch on a dish clothBacteria found on them can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to loss of movement <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 14:32 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <p>It may come as a surprise to the houseproud and 'clean freaks' among us but the kitchen sponge is one of the dirtiest places in the home – 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.