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E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

...in California, Michigan and Minnesota. Because the germs are exactly the same, investigators assume they came from the same source, and the most likely such source is food. The research, conducted at the University of California at Berkeley, was based on analysis of 302 cases. "We were really, really su...

Beehives to curb caries

... by bees to strengthen and protect their hive from germs and foreign invaders. Worker honeybees collect propolis from the buds of various poplar and conifer trees and bark lesions. The bees pack the propolis on their hind legs and carry it back to their colony where it is combined with beeswax and salivary...

Dangerous food bacteria

...efforts of the food industry to eliminate them.New germs arrive in imported foods and bacteria develop in new forms, according to a study from the Institute of Food// Technologists. The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes are so common in the environment. It's practically impossible to keep food entirely free ...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...died the bacterial family known as Bordatella. The germs are responsible for very contagious and potentially lethal respiratory diseases such as whooping cough. Bordatella is afflicted by a plague of its own, a kind of virus known as a bacteriophage or "bacteria eater." This phage infects Bordatella using ...

FDA panel refuses anti-viral cold remedy

...aril prevents the infection of cells by a group of germs called picornaviruses, which are the most common cause of the common cold. In clinical studies, the drug eased symptoms and cut the duration of colds by about a day. One concern is that pleconaril tablets must be taken within 24 hours of the first sy...

Quicker healing with active bandages

... regular bandages, which just keep moisture in and germs out, the hydrogel dressings actually penetrate the wound and enhance the healing process. The researchers believe that the bandages will be applicable to diabetic ulcers, burns, surgical incisions and other wounds in humans. They could be especiall...

Beehives to curb dental caries

... by bees to strengthen and protect their hive from germs and foreign invaders. Worker honeybees collect propolis from the buds of various poplar and conifer trees and bark lesions. The bees pack the propolis on their hind legs and carry it back to their colony where it is combined with beeswax and salivary...

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk

...ation of chemicals used to destroy microbiological germs in swimming pools may be responsible for the surge of childhood asthma in developed countries, according to Alfred Bernard of the toxicology unit at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. // Disinfectants contain compounds that generated pot...

New Information On Virus Goes Against The Age-Old Theory

... was that the body’s cells recognize substances or germs that do not come from within the body. The recognition triggers the immune system’s attempt to eliminate the invader. But what the immune system actually does, according to Matzinger, is discriminate between things that are dangerous and things that ...

Novel antibiotic dressing developed for improved wound healing

...d, which can slow healing and increases the chance germs will develop resistance. The antibiotic substance has to be efficiently mass-produced in such a way it can be permanently made adherent to wound dressings or perhaps it could even be applied to ready-to-wear clothing. However, large-scale industrial...

Heartburn drugs linked to bacterial diarrhea

...reduce levels of gastric acid that can keep C-diff germs at bay. Dial's study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ...

Rise In Waterborne And Malaria Cases Anticipated In Britain

...leave food outside the fridge at warm temperatures germs grow. There's an interesting area around climate that's how is it going to impact on human behavior - people have more barbecues when it's hot. There's an interesting area around climate that's how is it going to impact on human behavior - people hav...

TB: Hurdle To Indian Economy

... no new drugs have been discovered since 1968, the germs can develop drug resistance and can transmit the resistant germs to the community," Chauhan confessed. --Edited IANS...

News Antibiotic To Combat Hospital Infection

...antibiotic, which they say may fight two dangerous germs that bedevil hospitals//. Stephen Soisson, a senior scientist at Merck Research Laboratories and his colleagues looked at 250,000 extracts from natural products, including samples of soil and leaf debris from around the world, the health portal Heal...

Bacterium Overtook Patients At Brisbane Women’s Hospita

...ital's intensive care unit to be closed. Since the germs survives over 20 years there needs a more tremendous efforts to be undertaken by the health authorities to overcome the spread....

Importance of Hygiene to Be Emphasized For Health Acre Workers

...age to wash their hands to protect themselves from germs then they would do so. Hence this would later inculcate the habit in their profession. Even in busy job work such as taking a patient's temperature or making their bed they would remember to wash their hands after the job. They are not aware of the d...

A booster for immune systems: unhygienic environs?

...building stronger immune systems when exposed //to germs in the environment, rather than protecting against...people in hygienic environs who are not exposed to germs have less immunity against allergies and diseases. Further studies are required to conclusively prov...

Mouse Model Demonstrates Immune System Reaction In Chlamydia Infection

... the way immune system in mouse models responds to germs in the genital tract //during the initial stage of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The study is published in the July 24 early edition online of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and could prove important in the development of vacc...

Honey Works Faster than Antibiotics in Healing Wounds

..., doctors are faced with many antibiotic resistant germs and therefore honey was once looked upon as a viab.... He said, “In hospitals today we are faced with germs which are resistant to almost all the current antibiotics. As a result, the medical use of honey is ...

Healthy Mouth Makes For a Healthy Body

...prevent and reduce plaque and gingivitis, and kill germs between the teeth. Member of Listerine's research and development, Dr. Madeline Monaco, has said, "there's an association between the health of the mouth and the health of the body." Researchers have found that unhealthy mouth, especially gum dis...

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