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Staph Infection

Your Beard Might Protect You From Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Beards have gotten a bad rap lately, at least from a germs perspective. But a resurfaced study of bearded hospital workers reveals that facial fuzz co...

Khloe Kardashian Gives Update On Status Of Her Infection

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

Khloe Kardashian is (nearly) in the clear. After allegedly contracting a "serious staph infection" last week, Kardashian was forced to cancel book si...

Scientists Concerned About Use Of Antibiotics To Treat MRSA Superbug

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

The antibiotic most commonly used to treat MRSA may actually make the infection worse, a new study finds. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus -- known...

ICYMI: What Runners Think About And A New-Old Approach To Staph

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.08.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read about medical decisions, both personal and professional. First, we took in a st...

Infectious Diseases Are More Closely Linked to Sex and Gender Than We Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Differences in infectious diseases between women and men are commonly thought to develop from lifestyle choices ranging from food choices, day-to-day activities, type of occupation, choosing to smoke, or even whether you choose to see a medical professional when you get sick.

Anna Almendrala

Why Some Women Are Giving Up Tampons For Good | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Maryann Flasch, a 32-year-old office manager from Austin, Colorado, used to suffer from vaginal itching, dryness and infections when she got her perio...

Why It's Okay to Take Care of Yourself and Say No to Others

Aaron Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Aaron Greenwood

While I realize not everyone will burn out or struggle simply because of illness or injury, my body made sure to remind me in the most aggressive of ways that it could, indeed, crash and burn if I wasn't more mindful of it being over-scheduled.

The Gross Truth About Trying On A New Swimsuit

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Trying on a new swimsuit is enough to cause nightmares, but not for the reason you think. It turns out the scary part of sampling a new suit goes far ...

Could You Die From Shaving Your Bikini Area?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.25.2014 | Style

Just about everybody has had an ingrown hair at some point. But did you know that that little irritation could possibly kill you? On a HuffPost Live s...

18-Year-Old's Devastating Mystery Illness Baffles Doctors (VIDEO)

Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

On Thanksgiving day, an Oregon teen began experiencing flu-like symptoms and fell mysteriously ill. Now, 18-year-old Tabitha Schulke from Monmouth has...

Lupus Risk Linked To Common Bacteria, Study Finds

Posted 08.09.2012 | Black Voices

While the number of people diagnosed with lupus has more than tripled over the past four decades, researchers remain baffled, for the most part, as to...

Catherine Pearson

Good News About 'Super Bugs' In The Military | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Cases of MRSA are declining in the military, according to new figures, and while researchers are not exactly sure what is causing the drop, they say i...

Common Scalp Conditions -- And How To Treat Them

Nicole Cothrun Venables | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Nicole Cothrun Venables

Scalp conditions vary from simple (like dry, flaky scalp or scalp acne) to serious (an irregular mole, a rash). Here are a few scalp problems I have come across in my work as a hairstylist.

Lynne Peeples

Going Hog Wild: Weaning Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Out Of Pork | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green

After nearly succumbing to an antibiotic-resistant infection contracted from one of his hogs, Russ Kremer went cold turkey. He exterminated his diseas...

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.

Extreme Hygiene: Infectious Germs Are Bulking Up at the Gym

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Health clubs and gyms are known to harbor a host of contagious germs, and people who frequent them are at a greater risk for contracting infections that range from mild (but annoying) to more serious.

Prudent Pampering: How to Choose a Healthy Nail Salon

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

For many women, the manicure and pedicure is a relaxing treat. Just be sure that you don't get more than you bargained for: an infection or nail fungus.

Health Care Wars: Embedded Reporter

Michael Downing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Downing

I have a confession to make: I sort of like my insurance company. In the last five years, it has shelled out a lot of money to save my life, which has endeared it to me.

Honey Fights Infection-Causing Bacteria | Ker Than | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A dark, bitter kind of honey can cripple infection-causing bacteria, including the highly virulent strain known as MRSA, and now researchers think the...

Pot Versus 'The Superbug'

Paul Armentano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Armentano

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, colloquially known as MRSA or 'the s...