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I Just Visited New Delhi (India) Twice - And no "Delhi Belly" For me!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.17.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The northern Indian city of Delhi (New and Old) has many reputations, and one of them has to do with foreign visitors' stomachs. The definition of the...

What Is Epiglottitis? Sarah Silverman's Scary Illness, Explained

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living

Comedian Sarah Silverman says she is “lucky to be alive” after a life-threatening case of epiglottitis last week. After visiting the doctor for a ...

'Bad' Bacteria In The Breast Could Influence Cancer Risk | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 06/30/2016 11:29 AM EDT on LiveScience There are bacteria living in women's breast tissue, and these micr...

It's Here: A Mutant Superbug Has Been Discovered In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living

A mutant strain of E. coli, resistant to even the toughest antibiotics, has been found in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday. T...

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2016 | Science

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this ...

Should You Let Your Pet Kiss You?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you're like many pet owners, on some level you thoroughly enjoy your dog's sloppy kiss or your cat's sandpaper smooch. But there's also that little...

Scientists May Have Figured Out The Best Hand-Sanitizing Technique

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.18.2016 | Science

Scientists in Scotland may have discovered the most effective way to blast bacteria from health care workers' hands. They say a thorough six-step tech...

The Antibacterial Resistance Threat: Are We Heading Toward a Post-Antibiotic Era?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 04.08.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Source: PEW Charitable Trusts The above graphic, from the Antibiotic Resistance Project by the PEW charitable trusts, summarizes how alarming the eme...

Allergies: Can Too Much Hygiene Actually Harm Us?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

It's that time of the year again. You step out of the house and your eyes itch, your nose starts running and your head feels like an empty balloon. Ye...

Artist Paints With Bacteria, And It's Oddly Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.04.2016 | Science

You've never seen bacteria quite like this before. Mixed media artist Maria Peñil Cobo, who was born in Spain and currently resides in Massachusetts,...

The War On Bacteria -- Who Are We Really Harming?

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

As a physician, my passion lies in caring for people helping them to achieve optimal health. To do so, I work very closely with the trillions of tiny patients within each person I meet. Only by considering the entire population and understanding the deep implications, can we find true health. Bacteria are our greatest allies. It's time to treat them as such.

One Of The Most Exciting Developments In Immunology Is Cancer Immunotherapy

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

What are the most exciting developments in the field of immunology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

Scientists Discover New Bacteria Responsible For Lyme Disease

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, a U.S. health agency said Monday. The Centers for D...

Far-Out Photos Reveal The Beautiful Bacteria Living In Our Teeth

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.30.2016 | Science

Who knew the microbes in our mouths could look so magnificent? A team of researchers in Massachusetts used a novel fluorescence imaging technique and ...

Will Yum! Brands Commit to Better Antibiotic Stewardship Policies?

Laura Rogers | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Laura Rogers

Market pressure from large companies is undoubtedly an important step to reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture and ultimately slow antibiotic resistance.

Did You Know Most Dogs and Cats Over Age 3 Have Dental Disease?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

With the right diet, recreational chew toys and regular home dental care, you may be able to reduce the frequency of professional cleanings for your pet. Dental work can be expensive, and as with any medical procedure, it carries inherent risks.

This Is What's Living In New York City's Subways

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.30.2015 | Science

A stunning new portrait series reveals an up-close glimpse of the germs growing in New York City's subway cars. Brooklyn-based artist Craig Ward rode ...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 30. Dirty Hands.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)

Climate Change This Week: Boreal Twilight, Growing Glowing Bricks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Northern Lights, Fragile Forests. Source When we threaten forests, we t...

LOOK: Amazing Images Recreated... Using Bacteria!

Upworthy | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Read More: Bacteria, Art, Arts News

What do the Chicago skyline, a cat, a subway map, a Van Gogh, and a skull all have in common? They've all been re-created into beautiful masterpieces ...

The Future of Dieting Is Personalized Algorithms Based on Your Gut Bacteria

Science of Us | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The key to fighting the increasing threat posed by diabetes and obesity may be personalized diets -- that is, eating plans tailored specifically for each individual -- instead of the generalized nutrition guidelines we have now.

How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I feel like I'm behind. I look around me, and my peers are out of their hometowns, on their own, working salary jobs and enjoying the bar scene on the weekends. My life is quite the opposite.

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

How Much Bacteria Is in Your Burger?

Chris Hunt | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
Chris Hunt

Just in time to put a damper on your Labor Day barbecue, the latest edition of Consumer Reports Magazine hit newsstands yesterday with the cover story, "How Safe is Your Ground Beef?" Our two-word summary: Not very.