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Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 2)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

Certainly more weapons in the form of antibiotics will be needed. At the same time, perhaps greater efforts should be made in diplomacy by taking advantage of our knowledge of the human microbiome, that has evolved to have as much interest in our continued survival as we do.

Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 1)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

The scale of what we stumbled into has since become increasingly apparent. Bacteria have been engaged in a microscopic chemical war for a lot longer than we have been walking the Earth.

Amanda L. Chan

You'll Want To Wash Your Hands Immediately After Reading This

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Germaphobes, maybe you're on to something. Sickness-causing bacteria and viruses can lurk on surfaces long after they're expelled in an infected p...

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Here's Why You're Not Who You Think You Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

Did you know that you're not just one living thing? No, you're actually an entire ecosystem of teeny tiny, creepy crawly, living microbes. They're all...

Gut Reaction: New Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Trumps Cholesterol

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research indicates that there is a third party in our relationship with food that dramatically influences a myriad of processes including digestion, energy extraction and metabolism. This is the bacterial population that colonizes our gut.

Will New FDA Guidelines Reduce Threat From Superbugs?

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

In January of this year the British Chief Medical Officer urged her government to add threat posed by superbugs to the official list of "Apocalypses to Worry About" along with catastrophic terrorist attacks and massive flooding. So what is it that has so many people so worried?

LOOK: The 10 Dirtiest Places In Your Home

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that the bathroom is the germiest place in the house. While the bathroom ...

Ten Tips for Maintaining Your Home Kitchen Like a Restaurant Kitchen

Emily Teel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Emily Teel

Home cooks can become better cooks by taking a few kitchen tips from the big leagues.

Antibacterial Products: More Harm Than Good

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

Make it a priority to avoid all antibacterial products -- including that antibacterial soap you thought would keep you and your kids from getting the flu. Good old fashioned soap and water works just fine.

He's Just Not That Into You: Why Humans Need to Get Over Themselves

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

With few deviations, religions declare that humans are separate from other animals, higher and better than other critters, unique in their relationship with the creator.

What Your Gut Bacteria Say About You

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The 100 trillion microbes that live in your gut know -- and influence -- you from the inside out. So what can they tell you about yourself? Here's a t...

Genes, Germs and Girth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The more we've learned about the importance of our resident microbes, the more we've learned about the need and opportunity to learn more. The process may be likened to climbing a hill, and then gaining a view of the higher hills and mountains beyond. There is a lot of climbing left to do.

The Obesity Plague and Antibiotics

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can the growing obesity epidemic be linked to over-prescribed antibiotics? The Epidemic You don't have to look far to get a sense that many Americans ...

7 Ways Your Daily Life Is Absolutely Disgusting

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

There's really no way to avoid it: Life is gross. Even the most mundane things about your everyday life are, if not necessarily dangerous (though some...

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Bacteria

Posted 07.15.2013 | OWN

By Sunny Sea Gold Long regarded as one big ewww, bacteria are finally getting their due thanks to new research that proves bugs within us h...

Tiny 'Forks' May Bring Huge Advance In Hospital Care

| Tim Wogan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Science

A patient admitted to a hospital with a serious bacterial infection may have only a few hours to live. Figuring out which antibiotic to administer, ...

If Your Vet Thinks Your Pet Needs Antibiotics, Ask Him to Do This First

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The decision to use antibiotics should never be taken lightly. They should not be prescribed unless absolutely necessary. Aside from the ability of bacteria to mutate and develop resistance to antibiotics, these drugs also have side effects.

Horror in the Guest Room

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When my hostess wanted to know if I would mind sharing a room, I just assumed she meant with another human. "Be careful not to get too close to the b...

You Are What You Eat: Gut Bacteria and Heart Disease

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This just in, fat may not be the culprit in the red meat-heart disease equation. Recent evidence suggests that the troublemaker is L-carnitine, an amino acid (protein building block) found in meat and a commonly-used health supplement.

The House My Rack Built

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.28.2013 | Style
Lauren Cahn

After the initial fog lifted after my father's death, I began to consider my own vulnerability to more and more complicated complications that might arise out of my initial diagnosis, my treatment and all of the surgeries and hospital stays that followed.

Germier Than You Ever Imagined

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2013 05:28 PM EDT on LiveScience Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world o...

A Recipe for Great Growth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of...

5 Amazing Benefits Of Gut Bacteria

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel The phrase "gut bacteria" might sound icky and repulsive, but modern science may have you soon thinking differently about the bu...

Public Health Warning: This Meat May Contain Life-threatening Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Is it acceptable that an accidental spillage in the kitchen refrigerator or the incorrect handling or cooking of meat at a restaurant can now result in a life-threatening -- yet entirely preventable -- antibiotic-resistant disease? Well, Big Ag seems to think so.

YUCK: Early Earth Had Surprising Stench

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/29/2013 03:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Kids like to taunt each other with the cry, "Las...