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Antibiotic Superbugs Have Just Reached the US

By Jenn Loro - May 30, 2016 11:02 AM EDT

An antibiotic-resistant superbug has been recently discovered in the US after a Pennsylvania woman exhibited traces of a rare E.Coli strain that resisted antibiotics including Colistin. Reports of E.Coli superbug was previously documented in China but later surfaced in Europe and other parts of the world.

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Antarctica Hides A Large Lake Under Millions Of Years Of Ice

By Peter R - Apr 29, 2016 02:20 PM EDT

The lake was identified based on surface and satellite imagery. Its discovery has spurred talks of finding varied and unseen forms of life under miles of ice.

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Every City Has A Unique Microbial Community

By R. Siva Kumar - Apr 23, 2016 10:36 AM EDT

Studying microbial communities in three cities enabled scientists to find that microbes are unique in every city, and differ from others. However, they may not be too different within the cities.

Are Hand Dryers As Hygienic As We Think? Perhaps Not, Says Study

Are Hand Dryers As Hygienic As We Think? Perhaps Not, Says Study

By Kanika Gupta - Apr 20, 2016 05:15 PM EDT

The reason why public restrooms and bathrooms keep hygienic equipment is to arrest the spreading of sickness-causing germs. However, are hand dryers really as safe as they are thought to be?

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Jet Hand Dryers, Rather Than Paper Towels, Spread More Viruses Around

By R. Siva Kumar - Apr 17, 2016 09:12 AM EDT

The hand dryer tends to spread viruses into the air, so perhaps it is best avoided, says a new study.

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Worm Infestation Can Help Treat IBD And Gut Issues

By Peter R - Apr 16, 2016 07:42 AM EDT

A new study shows worms trigger production of useful bacteria that can neutralize those associated with IBD.

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Poor Dietary Diversity May Lead To Weak Gut, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity

By R. Siva Kumar - Mar 21, 2016 11:17 PM EDT

If people do not follow a diverse diet, they tend to be more probe to diseases like Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Rare Blood Infection Results To 17 Deaths In Wisconsin

By Jenn Loro - Mar 21, 2016 08:15 AM EDT

A rare blood infection linked to 54 recorded cases and 17 deaths in Wisconsin appeared to have reached Michigan. The infection usually preys elderly people with either weak immune system or an underlying health conditions

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Chipotle Changes Cooking Methods, Recipes after E. coli Outbreak

By Cheri Cheng - Dec 31, 2015 04:29 PM EST

Chipotle Mexican Grill will be changing its cooking methods and recipes amid the recent E. coli outbreak.

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Yellowstone National Park Proposes Plan to Kill 1,000 Bison

By Cheri Cheng - Nov 19, 2015 05:02 PM EST

Yellowstone National Park has proposed a plan to kill 1,000 bison this upcoming winter, park officials announced Wednesday

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Are You Prone To Bad Breath? Top Causes Revealed!

By Deepthi B - Oct 27, 2015 12:34 PM EDT

It’s quite interesting and amusing to know that the state of your tongue reveals whether you are prone to bad breath or not, reveals Dr Harold Katz.

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International Space Station Is Filthy And Contaminated

By Peter R - Oct 27, 2015 10:57 AM EDT

An analysis of dust and air samples showed presence of infection-causing pathogens.

Bacteria

Deep Sea Bacteria Can Chomp Down On CO2, Reduce Global Warming

By Peter R - Oct 25, 2015 12:26 AM EDT

An enzyme produced by T. crunogena that lives in deep sea thermal vents can breakdown carbon dioxide. Researchers have been able to produce the enzyme in lab through E.coli.

Drug Resistance, Bacteria

Breast Cancer Pill Tamoxifen Can Kill Drug Resistant MRSA

By Peter R - Oct 15, 2015 12:55 PM EDT

Researchers found the drug can enhance the ability of Neutrophils to clear pathogens.

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Doctors, Nurses Unwittingly Spread Deadly Germs While Removing Gloves And Gowns

By Peter R - Oct 13, 2015 11:29 AM EDT

A new study found that most healthcare professionals do not follow standard procedure of gown-removal.

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