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Monday, December 16, 2019
Gut germs might impact how well your medications work

Gut germs might impact how well your medications work

(more about Power Words) antibiotic     A germ-killing substance, usually prescribed as a medicine (or sometimes as a feed additive to promote the growth of livestock). It does not work against viruses. bacteria     (singular: bacterium) Single-celled organisms. These dwell nearly everywhere on Earth, from the bottom of the sea to inside other living organisms (such as plants and…
New york city Times succumbs to “weight problems probiotic” buzz

New york city Times succumbs to “weight problems probiotic” buzz

Adding to the steaming pile of unsubstantiated hype over probiotics, the New York Times ran an uncritical article this week suggesting that a probiotic of heat-killed bacteria can treat obesity. Of course, the data behind the story does not suggest that. In fact, the study is so small and the data so noisy and indirect,…
Flesh-eating germs has actually eliminated a 77- year-old lady in Florida. Specialists state these infections will end up being more typical as ocean water warms.

Flesh-eating germs has actually eliminated a 77- year-old lady in Florida....

Lynn Fleming was walking through the waves on Florida's Anna Maria Island on June 14 when she stumbled and cut her left leg. Over the next couple of days, the leg got swollen and red. Then it turned black. Doctors diagnosed Fleming with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare flesh-eating bacteria that can necessitate limb and lead…
Why Numerous Germs Survive On the Surface Area of Your Eye

Why Numerous Germs Survive On the Surface Area of Your Eye

You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes — fungi, bacteria and viruses — that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Together, they're called the eye microbiome. When these microbes…
‘Flesh-Eating’ Germs Might Be Infecting Beaches As Soon As Idea Off-Limits. Here’s Why.

‘Flesh-Eating’ Germs Might Be Infecting Beaches As Soon As Idea Off-Limits....

"Flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters thanks to climate change, according to a new report. The report authors described five cases of severe flesh-eating bacterial infections in people who were exposed to water or seafood from the Delaware Bay, which sits between Delaware and New Jersey.…
Rovers on Mars must be looking for rocks that appear like pasta– they’re likely developed by life

Rovers on Mars must be looking for rocks that appear like...

According to a new NASA-funded study that appeared in Astrobiology, the next missions to Mars should be on the lookout for rocks that look like “fettuccine”. The reason for this, according to the research team, is that the formation of these types of rocks is controlled by a form of ancient and hardy bacteria here…
Your pillowcase has more germs than your toilet seat if you do not clean your sheets frequently

Your pillowcase has more germs than your toilet seat if you...

Following is a transcript of the video. No one likes making their bed, let alone washing their sheets. Especially single men. In one survey, 55% of single men between 18 and 25 reported changing their sheets only four times a year. And to be clear, those are beds that you would not want to sleep…
Felines ‘Farm’ Germs in Their Butts. Here’s Why.

Felines ‘Farm’ Germs in Their Butts. Here’s Why.

Cats do weird things: Bite ankles, run laps around your apartment for no apparent reason, and freak out at the sight of their own shadows. But perhaps the oddest of them all is this: They farm bacteria in their butts. Why do they do this? Cats use their anal glands to produce a stinky pheromone…
What Are Germs?

What Are Germs?

Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that thrive in diverse environments. These organisms can live in soil, the ocean and inside the human gut. Humans' relationship with bacteria is complex. Sometimes bacteria lend us a helping hand, such as by curdling milk into yogurt or helping with our digestion. In other cases, bacteria are destructive, causing…
Prepare your hamburgers well this weekend: Beef connected to enormous E. coli break out

Prepare your hamburgers well this weekend: Beef connected to enormous E....

Enlarge / Organic hamburgers are grilled at a outdoor Farmer's Market August 15, 2013, in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images It may be safe to eat salad again, but tasty meatballs and juicy burgers are in for some side eye. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced that ground beef appears…

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