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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...

Don't Let Food Safety Reform Go Down the Disposal

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While many worthy policies and programs need funding, it's hard to think of any more universally necessary than protecting our nation's food supply. The sequestration means, however, the FDA will be forced to reduce the number of inspections it conducts.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Big Ag Washes Its Hands of Any Responsibility

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

The "cook it properly and everything will be ok" spin is just Big Ag's latest attempt to absolve itself of any responsibility for squandering one of the most important medical innovations of our time -- and putting American lives at risk.

'Dramatic' Circumcision Study May Explain Procedure's Big Health Benefit

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2013 08:07 AM EDT on LiveScience Circumcision changes the bacteria ecosystem of t...

Ancient Life Form 'Breathes' Rocket Fuel Ingredient, Study Shows

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience An ancient form of life can use an ingredient in rocke...

Weird Iron-Breathing Bacteria Spotlighted In New Study

| Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Using stripped-down versions of living cells, researchers have confirmed which proteins allow certain bacteria to breathe iron and ...

Weird Way Lyme Disease Outfoxes Immune System

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/22/2013 12:52 PM EDT on LiveScience The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitut...

WOW: Strange Sunless Realm Teems With Life

Reuters | Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Microbes are thriving in surprising numbers at the deepest spot in the ocea...

Antarctic Life Discovery Called Into Question

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

By Carolyn Gramling Just days after Russian scientists announced that they had found a previously unidentified species of bacteria in Antarctica's s...

More Data, Fewer Antibiotics Are Keys to Fighting Deadly Superbugs

Laura Rogers | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As our lawmakers in the Senate discuss the fees that companies will pay to help the FDA expedite drug reviews, they should also require those companies to provide information that helps the agency protect people from drug-resistant superbugs.

The Climate Post: Bacteria Surviving at High Altitudes Could Play a Role in Global Climate

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.03.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that even as high as 30,000 feet in the sky, fungi and bacteria are present in the air. These living microorganisms could very well affect global climate.

World's Oldest Fossils Discovered In Region Known For Ancient Rocks

Posted 01.04.2013 | Science

Three-and-a-half billion years is a long time — after all, humans have only been around for about 2.3 million years. But scientists working in Weste...

EXPLAINED: How World's Worst Extinction Event Unfolded

Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2012 11:54 AM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO — Nickel-eating bacteria may have worsene...

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week!

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We are entering cold and flu season, and it's natural to want to do everything possible to keep our families healthy. So it's understandable that many people want their doctors to give them antibiotics. After all, they have an infection and antibiotics treat infections, right?

Are Antibiotics Making Us Fat?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it might also do us in. A growing body of data suggests that a wide range of ills, from allergies and asthma to metabolic disease and superbugs, may be the consequence of our war on germs.

Do Organic Foods Promote Better Health?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The interesting (and disturbing) fact is that if you count yourself among those who want no part of pesticides in food, the Stanford study likely confirms your belief that organics are better. But if you just read the headlines and media hype on the paper, you would miss that entirely.

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Researchers Put '5 Second Rule' To The Test

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Food

Do you ever eat food that's fallen on the floor? Adherents of the "five second rule" certainly do, but a new study suggests that more bacteria may sti...