Research published today in PLOS Pathogens reveals how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which is becoming a serious problem in hospitals and healthcare institutes, due to its resistance to antibiotics. The study, by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany, could help br ...
Full article at: PhysOrg.com
3 days ago, 1:40pm CDT
Colorectal cancer is a scourge of modern times, killing 50,000 Americans every year. It’s responsible for a heavier death toll than any other cancer besides lung cancer and, when it comes to women, breast cancer.
And new research, which was published last week in Cell, has provided insights into the dangerous link between colorectal cancers and modern diets heavy in wheat, rice, and other complex carbohydrates—diets that became possible ...
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5 days ago, 12:51pm CDT
It’s usual to think of eggs as a good source of protein – and they are. A small hen’s egg will provide 6g of good quality protein. This is found almost entirely in the egg white, while the yolk is a rich source of cholesterol, fat and vitamin E. Ask any school child and they will tell you that protein is needed for growth. Although your shoe size may not have changed for years, that doesn’t mean you’ve stopped growing. New skin, hair and nail c ...
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Jul 14 2014, 3:00am CDT
Seventy-five percent of current illegal immigrants are coming from countries in Central America, South America, the Middle East, West Africa, China, India, Pakistan and others far beyond Mexico where multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is common and extremely widespread in children and adults. Extensively Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB) is an even more serious form of TB, accounting for about 10 percent of cases in these countries, p ...
Full article at: WND
Jul 11 2014, 7:04pm CDT
James McCormack, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of British Columbia, has released another terrific — and highly entertaining — educational video aimed at helping all of us make better health care decisions.Called “Choosing Wisely,” the video is a parody of Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.”It’s designed, according to the video’s opening credits, to help patients choose care that is “supported by evidence, truly necessary, not a duplication [a ...
Full article at: Minnpost.com
Jul 11 2014, 9:38am CDT
Source: Zester Daily
A report by Consumer Reports is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to kill off one of the most misleading — and downright contemptible — claims you will find on food packaging today.
The natural label claim epitomizes everything that’s wrong with our food labeling laws — or should I say lack of them. The natural wording is found on the packaging of ...
Full article at: Zester Daily
Jul 8 2014, 4:00am CDT
Source: Big Government
Like Cuba, socialist Venezuela often boasts of its free socialized medical system, with President Nicolás Maduro announcing in March the introduction of 60,000 new doctors to the Venezuelan medical force. For Venezuelans with medical needs, however, finding health care, or even a fully-stocked pharmacy, is nearly impossible. According to a new report by Spanish newspaper ABC, Venezuela owes $4 billion to international pharmaceutical corporations, a ...
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Jun 23 2014, 11:37am CDT
Source: Women's Health, Fitness, Weight Loss, Beauty
For when love really <em>does</em> hurt...you know, literally.
We can all agree that sex is pretty much one of the greatest things known to mankind. However, while it's mostly amazing, there are definitely occasional issues involved. And we're not just talking about an awkward slip-up—injuries can and do occur. We checked in with some top gynecologists to find out which sex-rel ...
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Jun 19 2014, 4:23pm CDT
According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for systemic antibiotics is expected to grow to $41.2 billion by 2018 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.8% between 2013 through 2018. Asian countries account for the fastest-growing market with a five-year CAGR of 1.2% due to the increasing aging population, increasing GDP rate and increasing awareness about healthcare.(PRWeb June 18, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.c ...
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Jun 18 2014, 8:38am CDT