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Treating a World Without Antibiotics?

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.30.2012 | Science
Stanley M. Bergman

Because of the overuse of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance is developing all of the time. With microbial evolution outpacing human invention, a nightmare scenario is possible. And this isn't just science fiction.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Bacteria Pictures

| Christina Agapakis | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science

Bacteria grow by dividing in half, their population doubling in size as fast as every twenty minutes. In a few short hours, a bacterial culture can go...

Sharing Absolutely Everything: The Human Imperative

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 03.17.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

From before our first breath, from the moment of conception, we share. It is the fundamental verb of human existence.

Life's Most Amazing Invisible Secrets

Andy Mannle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science
Andy Mannle

One of my heroes, evolutionary microbiologist Lynn Margulis, died this past Thanksgiving. Here are some of her most surprising, and fascinating revelations

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria From the Fukushima Nuclear Accident?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 03.10.2012 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Could the radiation that will be contaminating the environment surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant for hundreds of years produce bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics?

Hubris and the Tree of Life

Joseph LeDoux | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Joseph LeDoux

We are part of a process, not its goal or final state. Just a branch point, a distal twig, on a continuously branching limb of the tree of life. Some may feel this perspective diminishes us. I don't.

There's A 25% Chance Your Ground Meat Has A Potentially Fatal Bacteria

Posted 12.29.2011 | Home

Mark Bittman has yet another fascinating column in the New York Times, this time on the prevalence of bacteria in meat. He discusses a study that anal...

Bacteria That Could Pass As X-Men

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

By S.E. Gould (Click here for original article.) 1) The Blob Like many of the X-men, the Blob has gone through several incarnations of chara...

Music: Food For The Brain

Big Think | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Listening to Mozart probably won't make you smarter but music can positively influence your brain in other ways. If you listen to soothing music, for ...

Seriously, Do We Really Need Health Clubs?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Even though I'm over fifty, I still groan at the vivid memory of high school gym class which, for me, was an exercise in torture.

Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Cell phones change economies, communication, education, human brains and inner-human ecology. Treat them with respect -- as biologically part of your hand. Keep them clean.

FDA Releases The Cause Of The Outbreak

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Pools of water on the floor and old, hard-to-clean equipment at a Colorado farm's cantaloupe-packing facility were probably to blam...

Study Shows Hospital Curtains' Hidden Danger

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Those hospital curtains that give privacy to patients could also be harboring drug-resistant bacteria, including the infamous methicillin-resistant st...

Living Bacteria Billboard Promotes Film

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

If you've got a weak stomach, you might want to skip this video. Maybe the movie too, since it's reportedly just a tad bit too real. As a cleve...

The Most Disgusting 'Contagion' Sign Of All

From Petri dish to advertisement | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

Gross! The producers of the sick new thriller Contagion came up with a creepy way to promote their product. Warner Bros. ...

Lynne Peeples

Surprising New Dengue Weapon: Vaccinating Mosquitoes With Bacteria To Protect People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Dengue fever is on the rise around the world. As traditional folk dancers teach prevention in India, hospitals in the Philippines desperately add beds...

Flip Flop Feet: How To Defeat Foot Cooties And Flaunt Sexy Toes

YouBeauty | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photo: Getty Images Anyone who has ever pounded the pavement in strappy sandals knows that, by dusk, your soles are the color of the asphalt you'...

Catherine Pearson

Super Bacteria? Fighting Resistance Could Be Trickier Than Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

A process thought to hamper antibiotic resistant bacteria, one of the world's most pressing public health problems, might actually make them stronger,...

In Alaska, a Dirty Fight Over Clean Water

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A small island fishing community 800 air miles southwest of Anchorage has found itself in a monster of a fight with federal enforcers based more than 4,100 miles away in Washington, D.C.

What Is Toe Jam?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Toe jam is common non-medical term used to describe the 'gunk' that accumulates between the toes. Not all toe jam is the same, however -- and it can result in serious medical issues for some and should not be neglected.

Book Review: Death by China: Confronting the Dragon

Chriss Street | Posted 08.23.2011 | Books
Chriss Street

This highly entertaining book serves as not only a riotous call to arms, but a roadmap for Americans to re-claim the 21st century as their own.

Michael McLaughlin

Keep Your Filthy Hands Off The Subway: Will Tomorrow's Commuters Wear Plastic Mitts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Step into a New York City subway and it can seem like you're witnessing biological warfare. Riders cough and sneeze all over the place, nauseating sme...

How Dental Health Can Affect Your Whole Body

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Taking good care of your teeth is a good way to avoid toothaches, expensive trips to the dentist and tooth loss in old age. But there is another reason to practice good oral health: It can affect the health of your whole body.

New USDA Cooking Temps Oversimplify, Change Little, Confuse Home Cooks

Meathead | Posted 07.26.2011 | Home
Meathead

If you follow USDA recommendations 100% you will be 100% safe and doomed to terrible steaks and lamb chops. And in its effort to make one set of easy to understand rules, the government has oversimplified.

Lawsuit Filed to Preserve Antibiotics for Sick People, Not Healthy Livestock

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We want the FDA to follow its own safety findings and withdraw approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.