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Beneficial Bacteria?

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

Even in cases where probiotics have been shown to be effective, it is only using specific strains of bacteria in specific amounts. Not just any probiotic will do.

Planetary Watch: Microbes Share the Load

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

If we keep using the same antibiotic, the bugs become resistant to it and start causing havoc. The pharmaceutical folks have to head back to the lab to find a new killer antibiotic and the whole thing starts over again.

Planetary Watch: Is It a Good Microbe or a Bad Microbe?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that we've been looking in the wrong places to solve our problems? Could it be that all our worries would be over if we only had some more microbes?

New Test: Big Advance In Diagnosing TB

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether so...

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

Practical Tips To Help Keep Your Pre-Schooler Healthy

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

What's your child going to bring home from pre-school this year? Unfortunately, our children are likely to carry back unwelcome viruses and bacteria as they share toys, spit and sneezes with their classmates.

Superbug Claims First Fatality: Belgian Man Who Visited Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A superbug outbreak in South Asia has raised health concerns and fears of global implications, fueled by a report by an authoritative British Medica...

New Superbug Gene Could Spread Worldwide, Doctors Warn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — People traveling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug,...

Food-Borne Illnesses: How to Ensure That Your Food is Safe

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

What causes food-borne illnesses? And more importantly, what concrete steps can you take to ensure that your food is safe? Read on to learn how you can decrease your risk of suffering from a food-borne illness.

"Antibacterial" Soaps: Buyer Beware!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.

Surfer Dude Health Hazards -- Just When You Thought It Was Safe To...

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

The waves are likely to get a lot more populated in the coming weeks, and moments of exuberance and bliss along the coastline can be ruined by heath hazard.

Are Your Kids' Toys Harboring Filth?

divinecaroline.com | Allison Ford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The very bathtub that parents think is so safe and sanitary may harbor some of the most germ-filled objects in the house. That's right, children's bat...

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

Mouth Health: Does Your Child Have Bad Breath? Maybe It Is Their Adenoids

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

In fact, if your child has bad breath, the reason may go deeper than you think. It might be the child's adenoids.

Mouth Health: Oral Sex And Cold Sores

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I hate to be a killjoy and all that, but we need to talk about oral sex, herpes, and cold sores. Yes, right now.

Mouth Health: Not Getting A Good Night's Sleep? Maybe It's Your Teeth...

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

There are a multitude of instances that can prevent someone from getting the type of sleep their bodies crave. One of the more overlooked causes is teeth grinding, otherwise known as "Bruxism."

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Mouth Health: What Lurks on Your Toothbrush?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

As a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan, New York, we see a wide variety of patients. From complete smile makeovers, to people seeking porcelain veneers, ...

Mouth Health: Grinding And Clenching Your teeth

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I see a significant increase in a patients grinding habit when there is stress and turmoil in their personal and professional lives. Take a look at the news and you'll find plenty of topics to fuel your anxiety!

Parkers Farm Expands Food Recall To Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — State health officials say a Minnesota food company that voluntarily recalled dips and spreads nationwide two weeks ago has expanded th...

Mouth Health: Good vs Bad Cosmetic Dentistry

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Did you know that a big part of these dental nightmares is determined by the ceramist that your dentist chooses to work with?

Legionnaire's Disease Kills 1, 300 Evacuated From Epic Hotel In Miami

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI — About 300 guests have been moved from a luxury Miami hotel after Legionnaires' disease struck at least three former guests since October...

Antibiotics Linked To Birth Defects

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and b...

Mouth Health: Bad Breath

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Bad breath is fairly common. Severe halitosis can affect one out of 10 unlucky people. Including a portion of the population with "unpleasant" breath, one out of five people with some form of bad breath.

7 Reasons Why Crying Is Good for You - DivineCaroline

divinecaroline.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tears are just one of many miracles we taken them for granted every day. Here are seven ways tears heal us physiologically, psychologically, and spiri...