Bacteria news, articles and information:
|11/18/2016 - The FDA's latest ruling on antibacterial soap has finally confirmed what many people have suspected for quite some time: They aren't any better at killing bacteria than conventional soap.
Many people choose to purchase soaps and body washes that bear the "antibacterial" claim, under the false belief...|
|11/14/2016 - Oh, those hand sanitizers, chock full of antibacterial ingredients that kill bad and good bacteria! To use them or not to use them? That is the question.
Maybe you could just carry around some rubbing alcohol in a small spray container, mixed with some water and a couple of drops of essential oils...|
|11/14/2016 - A common food chemical that is added to processed meats stimulates the growth of a bacteria that triggers migraine headaches, according to a recent study.
Nitrates, commonly found in lunch meat, sausage and bacon, are responsible for changes in the microbiomes of humans, and these bacterial changes...|
|11/3/2016 - For many Americans, antibiotics have become a standard routine when they get sick. Since the 1940s, these drugs have significantly reduced illness and death from bacterial infections. However, they are not the go-to fix for everything.
Conditions such as a sore throat or bronchitis are usually caused...|
|10/31/2016 - Twelve patients who had open heart surgery at a Pennsylvania hospital last year were infected with a rare bacterium that takes months to manifest symptoms. Six of the infected patients from WellSpan York Hospital became very ill and passed away, warranting a federal investigation into the matter. Investigators...|
|10/25/2016 - Thirty Southern California children were rushed to the emergency room over the summer, all with swollen gums and severe pain in their jaws, after contracting an infection at the same dental office. It took weeks and sometimes months before the infection started showing symptoms, which included swelling,...|
|10/24/2016 - Just a few weeks ago, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals commonly found in over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes. Companies are given one year to take these ingredients out of their products or remove...|
|10/17/2016 - The myriad of intestinal problems that falls under the umbrella of Crohn's disease may not simply be a factor of bacterial abnormalities, a new study has found. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio have identified, for the first time, the presence of a toxic fungus inside the human...|
|10/14/2016 - Sometimes it's the simplest things that make all the difference for health, and researchers from the UK have confirmed just that with regards to urinary tract infections (UTI). A basic mixture of honey and water, they recently discovered, is a highly effective solution for preventing UTIs in hospital...|
|10/3/2016 - Chemical fertilizers are destroying our supplies of clean water by feeding blooms of toxic algae, scientists and water officials have warned.
The problem has come into sharp focus recently as lakes across California have been closed due to blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae....|
|10/2/2016 - Researchers from King's College London have identified potentially important differences in the microbial makeup of feces from obese and non-overweight individuals, in a study published in the journal Genome Biology.
The study is part of a recent explosion of research into the microbiome, the billions...|
|9/27/2016 - Gut bacteria may mediate some of the processes that lead to obesity in children and adolescents, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The researchers found that overweight youth have a different composition...|
|9/24/2016 - The potentially deadly Legionella bacteria has been discovered contaminating various medical devices at the University of Washington (UW) Medical Center. The hospital announced that it was responding by cleaning the devices and treating its water system with chlorine.
Legionella bacteria is responsible...|
|9/15/2016 - For years we have been warning of an impending medical catastrophe due to the over-prescribing and overuse of antibiotics. In fact, as we reported last year, hospitals are some of the most prolific breeding grounds for drug-resistant superbugs, killing more patients a year than measles.
|9/14/2016 - Nearly all wastewater samples tested as part of a new study on "superbugs" were found to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to reports. Scientists, publishing their work in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that, among 11 sites tested throughout France, 96 percent...|
|9/8/2016 - The FDA has finally admitted what Natural News has been telling you for at least a decade: The ingredients found in antibacterial soaps are not only unsafe, they're also ineffective.
After studying the issue for several years, the FDA has stated that there is not enough evidence to prove that these...|
|8/19/2016 - It's no conspiracy that antibiotics are used during the vaccine manufacturing phase to stave off bacterial contamination of tissue culture cells where the dangerous, infectious disease viruses are nurtured in chicken egg embryo and aborted human albumin (fetal tissue and blood). These so-called "trace...|
|8/16/2016 - Recycling your plastic water bottle may seem like a green thing to do, but the truth is it's better to simply avoid plastic altogether, and for a number of reasons. Drinking from a reusable water bottle places you at risk for contracting an array of dangerous germs like E.coli and salmonella.
|7/6/2016 - According to a new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, probiotic-rich dairy products, such as yogurt and milk, could cut the risk of breast cancer in women.
The researchers of the Lawson Health Research Institute in Ontario, Canada, found that certain bacteria in...|
|6/29/2016 - Would you drive up to a gas station and purposely put diesel fuel in your new car, knowing that it would break down, possibly within days, even though diesel is still "fuel?" If your garden was growing beautiful, organic vegetables, and you woke up one morning and saw hundreds of little bugs crawling...|
|6/15/2016 - Hospitals and medical clinics are having a difficult time containing the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, a bacterial infection which causes painful urination and discharge from the genitals, among other distressing symptoms.
The CDC now admits: "Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance...|
|6/8/2016 - Humans are not alone. They are inhabited by nearly 100 trillion living species of friendly bacteria. The human body is far from being silent and barren. It's really a community, a planet of its own, teaming with diverse life. The various bacteria living in the body are the central intelligence of the...|
|5/30/2016 - It's always interesting to study how civilizations collapse and eras of seemingly great human ingenuity come crashing to an end. Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928, the chemical medicine industry has promised humanity that all our ills will be cured by prescription medications....|
|5/25/2016 - As readers of Natural News are well aware, the medical industry, in collusion with Big Pharma, has been over-prescribing antibiotics for years, resulting in new strains of superbugs that are difficult to kill. In point of fact, it's not at all improper to suggest that at some point in the future, our...|
|5/17/2016 - The eating disorder anorexia nervosa (commonly called "anorexia"), may be caused in part by a bacterial infection that triggers a faulty response from the immune system. That cutting edge theory is presented in the journal Medical Hypotheses, by researchers from Lancaster University and University Hospitals...|
|5/13/2016 - Although antibacterial soaps are useful in some respects, there is a growing body of scientific literature that suggests they do more harm than good. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on antibacterial soap manufacturers to provide additional information about their...|
|5/11/2016 - In their quest to be healthy, some people might inadvertently be giving up foods that are actually beneficial for their health. If you've banned coffee or tea from your diet because of their caffeine content, or you've given wine the boot because it contains alcohol, you might want to rethink your decision,...|
|5/2/2016 - Discharges from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may be a major contributor to the evolution of antibiotic resistance in the wild, according to a study partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Bacteria naturally possess an intrinsic resistance to toxic chemicals, including antibiotics,...|
|4/29/2016 - The fast-food chain KFC is conducting an investigation into one of its UK restaurants after undercover reporters were served ice that harbored harmful bacteria found in feces.
The reporters who made the discovery were part of an undercover report conducted by BBC's Rip Off Britain, which was investigating...|
|4/28/2016 - Although antibiotics have helped humanity prevent bacterial infections in the short-term, their overuse and misuse have spurred major health problems in the long-term. Many infections have evolved resistance to antibiotics, giving rise to the dawn of superbugs. As a result, some scientists are turning...|
|4/20/2016 - A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer.
The latest study, conducted by researchers at the University of California,...|
|4/11/2016 - Antibiotic resistance is becoming a serious global threat. Drug resistant infections claim the lives of roughly 700,000 people each year worldwide. That number is expected to grow to 10 million people each year by 2050. Although antibiotics helped fight against bacterial infections like tuberculosis...|
|4/7/2016 - The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing. Aside from processing food, the gut and its microorganisms (which total in the trillions), play a factor in whether an individual develops cancer or becomes overweight.
|3/18/2016 - The following study was accepted in August of 2014 and first published online as an open-access article in the September 2014 edition of the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Industrial hog operation workers in North Carolina were shown to carry multi-drug-resistant Staphylococcus for...|
|3/12/2016 - To be able to explain this research, it is best to get a few things out in the open for the global community of health enthusiasts to appreciate. The "artificial sweetener" conversation and research is changing, so there must be a new definition of what artificial sweetener means and the platform upon...|
|2/26/2016 - A study recently published in the journal Cell, sheds light on the incredible connection between a mother's breast milk and healthy infant growth, specifically honing in on the role the gut's mircrobiome has in the entire process. Experts involved in the study explain that there's a direct correlation...|
|2/19/2016 - Antibiotic resistance is rapidly reaching the scale of a global health crisis. More and more people are being treated with "last resort" antibiotics, and the head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, recently warned that the explosion of increasingly virulent drug-resistant microbes may...|
|2/14/2016 - For thousands of years, indigenous people throughout the world have used clay for and dirt for their powerful health benefits. Even animals are drawn to clay, especially in the form of mud. Whenever they are wounded, animals instinctively lick the mud and roll in it to obtain relief. They also tend...|
|2/1/2016 - The world is a dirty place, as most of us are aware, but some places are dirtier than others - and some are more dirty than we realize. Take your office desk and computer keyboard; who would have thought they could be such harbingers of disease?
Okay, well, nothing that is really life-threatening,...|
|1/14/2016 - Rain storms naturally produce aromatherapy and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are finding out how. Using high speed, slow motion cameras, the researchers' documented how raindrops hit a surface of the Earth and create aerosols that can be carried through the wind. The aroma-therapeutic...|
|12/1/2015 - The 2010 BP (Deepwater Horizon) oil spill caused long-lasting damage to the microbial ecosystem of Gulf beaches, suggests a study conducted by researchers from Georgia Tech and published in the ISME Journal on February 17.
The April 2010 spill was the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. It...|
|10/6/2015 - The prevailing belief portrayed in the world today is that people are separate from one another. Many people believe they are separate from the natural processes occurring here on Earth, such as how soil is replenished, how food is grown, and how proper nutrition creates well-being inside.
|9/30/2015 - There are many people who believe the whole "gluten intolerance" "gluten free diet" craze is nothing more than a sham, another diet scam created to market specialized foods to the masses. They are wrong. Unfortunately, many of them will continue to suffer from autoimmune diseases or other chronic conditions...|
|9/20/2015 - Scientists experimenting with fruit flies in a bid to understand how some people can remain in good physical and mental health until a very old age while others do not are hinting that it might have something to do with the gut.
Indeed, other recent studies have also started linking diseases such...|
|9/8/2015 - Many people in our society still erroneously view bacteria as "bad," embracing the long-debunked theory that sterilizing everything is the only way to live a healthy, germ-free life. But bacteria are actually essential for the sustenance of all life. Everything from the foods we eat to our immune systems...|
|9/3/2015 - A GlaxoSmithKline facility that manufactures inhaled drugs was shuttered for nearly a week after a cooling tower tested positive for the bacteria that causes the potentially fatal form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire's disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...|
|9/2/2015 - Do you think that just because a food is pre-washed that it's safe for consumption? Think again.
Experts from the University of California, Riverside, want to make it very clear: even though labels on the packages of leafy greens such as spinach might indicate that it's been pre-washed or even triple-washed,...|
|9/1/2015 - The bacteria that cause Lyme can be found in the skin, heart, joints, and nervous system. On top of that, Lyme disease specialists are finding that what we call Lyme disease may be caused by several different infectious organisms and may even be caused by a combination of different infectious pathogens....|
|8/27/2015 - Consumer Reports tested 300 samples (458 pounds) of hamburger from 103 stores from 26 cities for bacterial contamination, comparing "sustainable" meat to conventional meat. (Sustainable, in this study, referred to beef from cattle that was not given antibiotics). What they found was both enlightening...|
|7/31/2015 - Did you know that your gut is interacting with bacteria every day to do more than help you digest food and that the gut is unique to every individual? Scientists have only recently become more aware of the existence of a complex network of nerves that line our stomach and gut and they are referring...|
|7/23/2015 - Plant medicine has been and always will be mankind's superior companion in the art and science of healing.
Modern medicine's antibiotics are now failing mankind, giving rise to drug-resistant superbugs that have the potential to ravage weakened immune systems, taking the lives of patients.
|7/12/2015 - A newly discovered bacteria that breathes uranium as well as oxygen could be used to remove uranium contamination from water supplies, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University and published in PLOS ONE on April 13.
"After the newly discovered bacteria interact with uranium...|
|7/9/2015 - When antibiotics first became widely used in the early half of the 20th century, they were hailed as a miracle cure. Many common infections which used to have a high mortality rate, such as pneumonia or infections from wounds or surgery, suddenly become very treatable, to the point where many people...|
|7/6/2015 - Germ theory was a major step in understanding diseases and how they are spread. Unfortunately, our fear of germs has caused too many of us to ignore the fact that our state of health is the most important factor in avoiding illness - far more important than the germs we encounter. When we focus on the...|
|7/1/2015 - Chipotle made waves earlier this year when they announced that they would be eliminating GMOs from their menu. After eliminating GMO cornstarch from its tortillas, the company is now further streamlining its tortilla recipe in an attempt to offer its customers a product as close to a homemade tortilla...|
|6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria.
A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...|
|6/18/2015 - In the back of swimmers' minds as they play in the ocean surf is the thought of suddenly being ripped limb from limb by a renegade shark. The primal fear lingers within -- the fear of being caught helpless in a larger predator's territory. What is really lurking in the ocean waters? It turns out that...|
|5/28/2015 - Many people are hesitant to fly for any number of reasons. Perhaps they develop excruciating ear pain during flights or they can't stand the thought of sitting so close to a stranger for hours at a time. Maybe it's the bad rap airplane food gets, terrorism fears, or thoughts of possible mechanical problems...|
|5/5/2015 - There are more than six million instances per year of people being exposed to antibiotic-resistant E. coli while swimming or engaging in other water-based recreation off the British coast, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and published in the...|
|4/10/2015 - Herbicides commonly used for both agriculture and home can induce antibiotic resistance in equally common disease-causing bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico and New Zealand and published in the journal mBio.
"Every day you see in the news that there are concerns about...|
|4/8/2015 - Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are everywhere. Even if you are trying to avoid them, they are found in the majority of conventional meats, in our tap water, and in soaps, mouthwash, and toothpaste. It is difficult to avoid exposure, but the effort is a worthwhile endeavor.
|2/19/2015 - Parents, get your children vaccinated is today's public health mantra. Authorities continuously pound this blanket statement into the minds of parents, making them believe that this is the only way to make the immune system work. This blanket statement doesn't even consider what all the individual vaccinations...|
|2/5/2015 - Gut health. Catchy phrase, isn't it? Of course the first thing it brings to mind is diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas, right? But gut health is so much more.
It's not just whether your bowels regularly move or whether you have runny stools. It's whether you have the right balance of good bacteria...|
|2/1/2015 - According to the latest research,a chain reaction occurs when cows consume feed containing glyphosate residues. The residues suppress beneficial gut bacteria, which boosts growth of the bad bacteria.
This unbalance makes cattle prone to botulism, which is caused by the toxin-producing Clostridium...|
|1/28/2015 4:48:25 PM - Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most important systems of the human body -- the commensal bacteria colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here's how:
|1/20/2015 - An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" epidemic which is killing thousands of newborns in India may prove to have a global impact.
India's infant mortality rate is staggering, accounting for nearly a third of the yearly world total. Of the 800,000 infant deaths per year in the country, around 58,000...|
|12/10/2014 - Drying your hands after washing them is an automated and often thoughtless task for most of us; however, both hand dryers and paper towels take a substantial toll on the environment. Offices, shopping malls, businesses, restaurants and parks all contain public restrooms that require some sort of device...|
|12/6/2014 - Genetics are not a onetime deal, handed down through birth. Fate doesn't rest on genes alone. Nature is more interconnected than that; gene expression is influenced by proteins, enzymes, and bacterial hosts. Larger organisms are directly impacted by invisible hosts, the bacteria living inside. In fact,...|
|11/17/2014 - There are two things to ask yourself if you have a problem with body odor:
Am I healthy? Am I using the right soap and skin care products? You may have noticed "Do I shower often enough" was left out. That's because when the body is healthy, showering is about removing dirt and odors from sources...|
|11/11/2014 - Ten brands of baby wipes produced by the Pennsylvania-based Nutek Disposables, Inc., were recalled on October 25, 2014, following complaints of foul odor and discoloration.
Upon further testing, the baby wipe and adult washcloth manufacturer discovered that some of their products contained Burkholderia...|
|11/11/2014 - Many people would like to think of a hospital as a safe refuge, a place that will monitor and, hopefully, help restore health. However, according to a new study conducted by UK researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the very place designed to improve ailments may be a hot spot for a particular...|
|11/6/2014 - Of course you want to find that magic potion that will dry up pimples, heal your skin, and prevent future breakouts. It doesn't exist. If you truly want beautiful, clear, healthy skin, you need to find the cause of your acne, rather than just treat the symptoms.
If your liver is too congested to...|
|9/24/2014 - An investigation by Reuters reveals that the practice of using antibiotics in poultry feed expands much further than government officials had previously thought. Investigators reviewed hundreds of pages of "feed tickets," documents issued by feed mills to chicken factories owned by six major poultry...|
|9/18/2014 - Well yeah, who doesn't! Next time you pick up a new powered toothbrush make sure it has a solid head. This is because new research out of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston indicates that solid headed toothbrushes retain less bacteria than hollow headed ones when it comes to powered...|
|9/16/2014 - There's a breakthrough in oral health that has the potential to help millions. It's an ozone-infused oil pulling remedy that you swish around your mouth for a few minutes each morning to radically transform your oral health.
The practice of "oil pulling" has been used for thousands of years to pull...|
|9/8/2014 - Gut bacteria may manipulate what we eat in order to ensure for themselves the best environment, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico have suggested, in a research review published in the journal BioEssays.
|8/28/2014 - An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, affecting one in every 13 children, and nearly $25 billion is spent annually on treating children's food allergies. If left untreated, patients can enter into anaphylaxis, a reaction to food allergens or insect stings that includes swelling...|
|8/28/2014 - Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters,...|
|8/27/2014 - The average human body contains 37.2 trillion cells and 10 times as many microbes. The bacteria in our gut do more than aid in the digestion of food. They also protect the body from invading organisms, aid the immune system, create neurotransmitters, create and synthesize vitamins, and even influence...|
|8/22/2014 - An interventional measure that some hospitals have put in place to combat the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs" is actually causing more of them to emerge, suggests a new study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. So-called antiseptic baths, which are meant to sanitize...|
|8/4/2014 - Good health begins with the health of your gut. If your gut is damaged or you have an abundance of pathogenic microorganisms it is impossible to be healthy. Imbalances in the intestinal terrain may lead to or contribute to the propagation of yeast overgrowth, parasites, and harmful bacterial growth....|
|7/29/2014 - Naturally occurring clay may turn out to be one of the most effective ways to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Arizona State University and published in the journal Environmental Geochemistry and Health.
"Minerals have long had a role in non-traditional...|
|7/16/2014 - Antibiotics have been hailed as medical science's greatest contribution in the fight against illness. Now, over a century after they first came into use, an increasing number of people are coming to believe that the development and widespread use of antibiotics may go down as one of medical science's...|
|7/13/2014 - Inside the body lives a vast number of bacteria without which we could not remain in good health. There are over 100 trillion in each person with over 400 different species, most of them living in the digestive tract. Certain types of these bacteria help to maintain good health and others have value...|
|7/11/2014 3:12:48 PM - Severe illness and even death are more likely to occur if one develops another respiratory infection after catching the flu; however, new research shows that the order in which one contracts these diseases may have a life-changing effect on the patient.
The latest research involving influenza proves...|
|6/27/2014 - Ever had bad breath? You're in good company: The American Dental Association says at least one-quarter of the population suffers from bad breath on a regular basis, but just about everyone has had it at least a few times -- after all, who hasn't experienced the stale, stinky "morning breath" that often...|
|6/16/2014 - Longtime readers of Natural News know that, because of massive over-prescribing by the modern healthcare industry, today's crop of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. Another culprit: The increased use of antibiotics in factory-farm animals.
"It is not difficult to make microbes resistant...|
|6/4/2014 - With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (approximately 10 trillion), it becomes pretty clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health. An important factor in that balance is plenty of probiotics (good bacteria) in order to keep the optimal...|
|5/29/2014 - Oil pulling is a process of swishing an edible oil around the mouth for between 10 and 20 minutes, ideally upon awakening, for detoxification purposes. Its origins lie in the Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, and countless people from all backgrounds swear by it. In fact, if one believes...|
|5/2/2014 12:31:22 PM - A new report issued by the World Health Organization denounces the current overuse of antibiotics and is saying that antibiotics now pose a "major global threat" to public health.
Calling for urgent action, WHO says that antibiotic resistance is occurring "in every region of the world." Describing...|
|4/24/2014 4:25:16 PM - An analysis by New York University found 3,000 separate species of bacteria living on U.S. one-dollar bills, far more than had ever been detected in prior studies. Many of the species found are able to cause disease in humans, and many exhibited antibiotic resistance.
"It was quite amazing to us,"...|
|4/11/2014 - Conventional antibiotics are overprescribed and overconsumed. They are given out like parade candy, tossed out to anyone waving their hands. 2010 data obtained by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that a whopping 833 antibiotic prescriptions are handed out on average per every 1,000 people.
|4/7/2014 3:41:04 PM - Hospitals have become a breeding ground for drug-resistant bacteria. Hiding in the shadows, strains like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea have become prevalent, unstoppable, infecting over 2 million Americans...|
|3/27/2014 - Antibacterial soaps and wipes have become the "go-to" products in commercial body care, promising greater protection from bacteria and viruses that make people sick. What these cheap, deceptive, mainstream chemical concoctions fail to mention is that they often subject consumers to allergic reactions,...|
|3/26/2014 4:25:24 PM - How does consuming pesticide ruin your good bacteria in your gut that are responsible for maintaining 80% of your overall health, including your immunity? The answer is simple. An acidic environment starts the damage. Once your body is acidic, it welcomes inflammation, gastric issues and a weakened...|
|2/26/2014 - Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the...|
|2/26/2014 - Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the...|
|2/5/2014 - So-called "superbugs," such as MRSA, that are resistant to antibiotics are sweeping through healthcare settings. This puts already vulnerable populations at greater risk for complications in places such as hospitals and nursing homes. Doctors are concerned that they do not have the tools and resources...|
|1/22/2014 - What role does the current overuse of antibiotics play in encouraging the spread of new and invasive super bugs?
Why are water treatment facilities spreading super bugs even after the water has been treated?
Is chlorine an effective water disinfectant?
Experts are beginning to ponder these...|
|1/16/2014 - Innovators presenting at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas claim to have come up with a new way to make mobile phones safer. No, we are not talking about ionizing radiation here -- the idea is to kill all the germs that are likely harboring on the electronic companions of millions of...|
|1/8/2014 - A shift in diet can dramatically change the composition of your gut bacteria in just a single day, according to a study published in the journal Nature. This may explain the strong connection between diet and certain diseases.
More than 10,000 separate species dwell naturally in the human gut, playing...|
|12/22/2013 - The word "bacteria" certainly doesn't have a pleasant ring to it. It calls to mind pictures of uncleanliness and disease. And if something called E. coli can cause outbreaks every now and then, we may never get beyond our initial perception of bacteria being harmful.
Nevertheless, despite our childhood...|
|11/22/2013 - Since bacteria are known for causing illness, why are more and more people turning to pro-bacterial supplements for good health? Why are people beginning to treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and weakened immune systems with bacterial supplementation?
|11/14/2013 - Scientists have discovered that a humble species of bacteria may play a major role in producing planetary climates by "seeding" clouds with ice-producing proteins.
Scientists have known for decades that bacterial species such as Pseudomonas syringae produce proteins on their outer membranes that...|
|11/7/2013 - In the fight against infection, antibiotics have become the go to resource in the last 70 years.
The introduction of penicillin in the 1940s brought hope to the medical field for treatment of infections, but that hope quickly turned to false hope with the realization that bacteria are smarter and...|
|10/31/2013 - It is becoming common knowledge that the human intestinal system is dependent upon a diverse and populous mix of beneficial bacteria in order to maintain strong immunity and to function as designed. But new research out of Georgia has shown, perhaps for the first time, that natural gut bacteria is also...|
|10/2/2013 - New highly resistant strains of bacteria are showing up in urban water sources and regional streams and rivers. These new bacteria strains are rendering new antibiotics practically useless.
New environmental studies from the Chicago metro-area are now reporting disturbing levels of powerful bacteria...|
|10/1/2013 - You can't throw a rock nowadays without hitting a doctor who is eagerly waiting to prescribe antibiotics for nearly any infection, bacterial or not. Facing the onslaught of patient after patient complaining about cold and flu like symptoms, antibiotics become the easy out for doctors to pack them up...|
|9/29/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently in the process of trying to ram through passage of a new "modernization" rule for conventional poultry production that would eliminate a large percentage of USDA inspectors and speed up the factory production process. And existing safeguards, as...|
|9/17/2013 - In a breakthrough moment of truth for the CDC, the agency now openly admits that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in superbugs, causing the death of at least 23,000 Americans each year (an estimate even the CDC calls "conservative").
This is the conclusion of the CDC's new...|
|9/17/2013 - With figures showing one in three Americans are officially considered obese, new gut health research may reveal how obesity takes hold and pave the way to natural cures.
This month's edition of the journal Science published the first study to confirm that a healthy microbial balance in the gut actually...|
|9/16/2013 - The key to shedding those excess pounds and achieving that lean figure you have always dreamed about could be as simple as eating more bacteria. A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that maintaining healthy and balanced gut bacteria -- that is, the beneficial microbes that...|
|9/5/2013 - Two new studies recently published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe help further clarify the role that human bacteria play in cancer development, a process that is still poorly understood by many experts. As it turns out, bacterial imbalances, specifically inside the mouth, can upset the body's natural...|
|8/29/2013 - If health authorities are going to remain insistent upon lacing the water supply with additives to thwart tooth decay, then they really should be using all-natural coconut oil rather than fluoride chemicals, based on the findings of a new study. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)...|
|7/22/2013 - As the so-called "season" of colds and flus makes this year's debut, yet another reason emerges to avoid antibiotics - or at least be more cautious and discriminating about when and how to use them. The United Kingdom now acknowledges that the excessive prescription and subsequent overuse of antibiotics...|
|7/7/2013 - Humans have more than 10 times the number of bacteria in their body than they have cells - about 100 trillion, representing more than 500 different species. When in proper balance, a delicate and precise ratio of 85 percent friendly bacteria to 15 percent "unfriendly" bacteria, the human organism quite...|
|6/26/2013 - Research proving the importance of gut bacteria for the immune system and mental and emotional health has gone viral lately. It started as a ripple slightly over a decade ago, and now it's becoming a tsunami of evidence.
The ancient concept established in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine...|
|6/26/2013 - In a world where digestive problems run amok, it's little wonder that people are desperately looking for remedies that will help fix their gut issues. Although it is not simple, these five superfoods can help clean up the 'internal trash', balance your bacteria, and heal any damage that has been done,...|
|6/24/2013 - Each year, roughly 200,000 morbidly obese Americans go under the knife for weight loss surgery. Most all doctors perform this surgery to save lives and it seems to be working for many. According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, after weight loss surgery, patients lose up to...|
|6/20/2013 - Following the lead of conventional medicine, people have become stressed out about bacteria and have waged a war on these tiny microorganisms in hopes that we can wipe them off the planet. The only problem with this desire is the fact that we require bacteria in order to not only lead healthy and happy...|
|5/30/2013 - Almost 60 million root canals are performed a year (1), on individuals who are mistakenly informed that it is a safe and harmless procedure. While your teeth may look and feel fine after the procedure, the reality is that it is impossible for all of the bacteria to be removed from the tooth. After a...|
|5/16/2013 - The latest science reveals that antibiotics may serve a legitimate and defining purpose in medicine after all, but probably not in the way you might think. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that as many as 50 percent of all cases of lower back pain are more than...|
|5/12/2013 - Kraft's famous juice drink, Capri Sun, is marketed to kids in squeezable, on-the-go pouches, equipped with a fun punch-in straw. Parents are often misled by marketing that praises the drink's healthy fruit juices. According to new findings from microbiologist Kathleen Dannelly from the Indiana State...|
|5/7/2013 - With life threatening instances of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections on the rise, many are seeking safe and effective alternatives in the realm of natural medicine. Manuka oil is a shinning example. Reports of healing attributed to the oil are becoming more commonplace -...|
|5/3/2013 7:09:46 PM - More and more data is piling up all the time about the importance of maintaining probiotic "good" bacteria in our bodies as we strive for vibrant, holistic health. Friendly bacteria provide incredible benefits to the entire body, not only in the arena of digestive health. Probiotic bacteria have the...|
|4/27/2013 4:46:06 PM - Most people nowadays are well informed about the numerous health benefits of vitamin C, and find ways to incorporate it in their diets, either by taking supplements or eating more foods that contain the vitamin. While the many benefits of vitamin C are well-documented, such as its ability to boost the...|
|4/11/2013 - The unsettling news about antibiotic-resistant super-bacteria is gaining attention, as reports of outbreaks continue to surface in hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation. Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) appears to prey on the those with compromised immune systems,...|
|3/29/2013 - Abdominal bloat. It can come immediately following a meal, a few hours after a meal, or even seemingly out of the blue. But one thing is for sure -- bloat is not normal, and it can negatively affect your energy levels, your mood, and even your ability to effectively absorb nutrients. Here are six common...|
|3/19/2013 - Teenagers are faced with a myriad of challenges while growing up, one of which is acne, which affects four out of five Americans between the ages of 12 and 24. Thankfully though, there are effective treatments available right now that work to combat acne and ultimately reduce the damage caused by severe...|
|2/25/2013 - Salmonella poisoning affects thousands of individuals each year. The good news is that it can be prevented. It is only a matter of proper hygiene and the practice of food safety in the kitchen. Here is a list of ways to prevent it:
Wash hands frequently Dirty hands can bring about cross contamination....|
|2/24/2013 - Unless you eat organic foods and prepare them at home, you've probably purchased packaged, processed meats at some time. Non-organic versions contain added preservatives, chemicals and GMOs; and, many harbor bacterial toxins that harm the body. Even their organic counterparts may be similarly contaminated...|
|2/24/2013 - It has been used as an effective treatment against bacterial infections for nearly 100 years, but the medical-industrial complex today refuses to recognize it as a valid form of medicine. And yet bacteriophage therapy, also known as phage therapy, has been shown time and time again to cure methicillin-resistant...|
|2/21/2013 - The "good" bacteria that live in the intestines of healthy people are linked with a variety of health benefits. In fact, as Natural News recently reported, studies have shown that probiotics -- live microbes found in yogurt, kefir and supplements that promote healthy intestinal flora -- can even lower...|
|1/4/2013 - A clever opponent attacks precisely where its enemy is most vulnerable, but don't expect it to just stop there. In what may soon become the newest, most fatal consequence in the marriage of conventional medicine and irresponsible, narcissistic technology, an emerging family of drug-resistant bacteria,...|
|12/24/2012 - Through a recent conversation with my new colleague, Chiara Marrapodi, I learned a lot about the connection among the gut, mind and emotions. Chiara recently appeared as a guest on the November 21, 2012 episode of Mental Health Exposed. This article is based on Chiara's research.
Phrases like "gut...|
|12/13/2012 - The next time you reach for the bacon, ham, pork chops or pork steaks, you may want to rethink your dining choice: A majority of samples of "the other white meat" that were obtained in a recent study contained bacteria, potentially deadly drugs or a combination of both.
According to Consumer Reports,...|
|12/12/2012 - A group of Canadian and French scientists have uncovered more evidence that prolific use of antibiotics in animal agriculture is contributing to the development of drug-resistant "superbugs," in a study published in Journal of Environmental Quality and funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
|12/4/2012 - The bacteria responsible for a rare but dangerous tick-borne illness owe their success to a never-before-seen adaptation, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University and Japan's Osaka University and Nagahama Institute of Bioscience and Technology, and published in the Proceedings...|
|11/27/2012 - The interiors of airplanes are awash in bacteria, including fecal bacteria, according to random tests conducted by Dallas-Fort Worth's local CBS affiliate.
CBS 11 contracted a team to randomly swab 10 surfaces on two separate planes.
"We found roughly 3000 bacteria on this plate," said Karen Deiss,...|
|10/22/2012 - Pathogenic bacteria already exist in even a healthy gut. But the healthy gut maintains a balance between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria of usually 80 to 85 percent beneficial to 20 or 15 percent pathogenic.
This ratio is normal for a human body that houses an estimated 100,000 billion (one trillion...|
|10/8/2012 - Two separate studies in different areas of the world have come to similar conclusions: An imbalance of the gut's intestinal flora can be a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. These were mainstream medical studies, one in China and the other in Denmark.
The focus was not on detoxification. They seem to...|
|9/27/2012 - We've all heard the news about the enormous, world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Not only is this form of diabetes (which results from the body's inability to effectively use insulin) soaring among adults, it is now hitting children and teens as well. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the...|
|9/26/2012 - Health conscious individuals know that processed meats in the form of sausage, bologna and pepperoni contain chemical preservatives called nitrites that have been shown to promote cancer growth, and avoid these manufactured foods entirely. Unfortunately, millions of unsuspecting children and adults...|
|9/6/2012 - After decades of warning the public to stay away from supposedly artery-clogging coconut oil, mainstream science has recently produced studies showing that not only does coconut oil appear to be heart friendly, it also has a host of other health benefits. The latest research now reveals consuming coconut...|
|9/1/2012 - The digestive tract is loaded with trillions of microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem commonly called the gut flora. This ecosystem is designed to be symbiotic in that it benefits both the individual and the microbes. Certain lifestyle stressors throw off the natural symbiosis and cause a rise...|
|8/30/2012 - Most of us have taken antibiotics to get rid of a nasty cold that turned into a secondary bacterial infection, or as a preventative measure after a surgery or some other injury. We take these powerful drugs because we are told by our healthcare professionals that we must. After all, who would want to...|
|8/28/2012 - When you think of contaminants in water, if you believed they simply came from the source, you'd be mistaken; new data from researchers at the University of Michigan shows that most bacteria found in drinking water actually comes from the filters of water treatment plants.
The study, unique in its...|
|8/22/2012 - After struggling to maintain its image following a barrage of product recalls and safety scares, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced that it plans to reformulate not only its entire line of children's personal care products, but also many of its adult personal care products, to remove a number of...|
|8/1/2012 - When most people think about consuming beneficial bacteria, probiotic supplements and dairy products with added bacteria usually come to mind. These products provide some of the microorganisms needed for good health.
Hunter-gatherers and people living in non-westernized settings have usually been...|
|7/25/2012 - Probiotics are Nature's truest form of antibiotics. These microscopic organisms (microflora) help the body build long-lasting immunity to a host of illnesses and diseases, including allergies, irritable bowels, viruses, bacterial infections, and yes, cancer! No vaccination or prescription medicine in...|
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|7/24/2012 - Malaria affects 1 in 12 humans, or 500 million people. Carried by the mosquito, it is one of the most widespread and dangerous insect spread diseases in the world. Now scientists say they have developed a new solution to the disease, which prevents the mosquito from carrying the disease.
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