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A healthy gut means healthy aging

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

One of the largest studies of its kind finds that the guts of 'ridiculously healthy' 90-year-olds are just as healthy as those of 30-year-olds.


Why does my tongue hurt?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options.


How does rabies cause aggression?

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research investigates the molecular mechanism that allows the rabies virus to induce aggressive behavior in the infected host.


Household microbes: Friend or foe?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Our homes are host to a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Should we eliminate them, or do they have health benefits?


Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PDT

New research concludes that respiratory infections in at-risk children may significantly increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease.


Gut fungi may hold key to metabolic health

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Scientists find that feeding mice a high-fat diet changes the structure of fungi in the gut, suggesting that fungi may play a key role in obesity.


How cesarean deliveries may lead to obesity in offspring

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study may have identified the mechanism responsible for the weight gain seen in offspring born via cesarean delivery: a lack of healthful bacteria.


Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The first study of its kind examines the bacteria in the breast tissue of women with breast cancer and compares them with the bacteria of healthy women.


Lemierre's syndrome: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Learn all about Lemierre's syndrome, where bacteria from a throat infection spread to the bloodstream. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.


Electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PDT

A 'smart,' wirelessly controlled bandage helped to regenerate three times as much tissue in chronically wounded mice than regular dry bandages.


Armpit detox: Benefits and how to do it

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is an armpit detox , what would the benefits be and is it necessary? Find out here along with the most effective methods of how to do it.


New IBD treatments may combine antifungals and probiotics

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A review suggests that gut fungi, along with bacteria, play a key role in gut health, and new treatments for IBD may combine antifungals with probiotics.


Statins may prevent potentially fatal blood infection

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research has found that statins may reduce the risk of community-acquired blood infection with Staphylococcus aureus by almost a third.


Monolaurin: Benefits, dosage, and side effects

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn all about monolaurin, a chemical that appears to have antibacterial properties. We look at possible benefits, risks, and uses.


HPV and cancer: Key mechanism may suggest treatment

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have revealed a key aspect behind the mechanism that allows HPV to promote cancer cell survival. This discovery may suggest a better treatment.


Is pneumonia contagious? Causes and transmission

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue that can make it difficult to breathe due to inflammation, fluid, and pus. Learn about how to prevent it here.


Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Itchy gums can be caused by a range of conditions, from allergies to viral infections. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook for itchy gums.


Five home remedies for athlete's foot

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Athlete's foot is a common problem, but can it be cured with home remedies? Also learn about why people get athlete’s foot and how to prevent it.


Infected eczema: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Eczema can be infected by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. In this article, we look at how to reduce the risk of this potentially painful infection.


Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flu vaccines are often less efficient in seniors, but a new study suggests that positive moods may improve the immune system response in people 65 or over.