Infectious Diseases

The first bacteria resistant to last resort antibiotic

By |June 10th, 2016|

A Pennsylvania patient suffering from urinary tract infection caused by the bacterial species known as Escherichia Coli was given antibiotics that had no effect in eliminating the bacterias.

The reason for this is a gene in the bacteria that […]

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9 important benefits of garlic

By |May 27th, 2016|

Oh garlic you pungent herb you.  This innocuous bulb has been used for centuries for both food and as medicine.  These days, garlic is used to treat conditions ranging from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and heart attack to […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – its basic symptoms and key treatments

By |February 24th, 2016|

Importance
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, which means that our immune system attacks its own body, by assuming and treating its own tissues as strange attackers. One to two percent of the world populations suffer from this […]

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5 important things to know about the Zika virus

By |January 27th, 2016|

This is a definitely a situation of concern and education – a relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the […]

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Flu and colds may increase the risk of stroke in children

By |November 24th, 2015|

To investigate whether vaccinations could reduce the risk of stroke in children.
Aim
Common colds and/or flu are very common in children.  Usually, these are self-limited and resolve on its own.  Whether they could cause stroke is not known.
Results
Approximately 18% […]

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Colds and its connection to sleep

By |October 15th, 2015|

Getting enough sleep is proving to be more important than we ever thought.  The viruses that cause the common cold are always around us – in bathrooms, at the gym, in our work environment.  But even if we […]

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10 AMAZING benefits of Green Tea … could it be the SECRET to Japanese longevity?

By |September 21st, 2015|

Green Tea is arguably the healthiest drink on planet Earth.  Native to China and India, it has been consumed and hailed for its health benefits for centuries around the world, yet is only now gaining favor and popularity here in […]

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8 amazing benefits of Turmeric … the spice of life

By |September 3rd, 2015|

I first came across Turmeric when an Indian friend of mine kept mentioning that name in her cooking recipes.  I kept asking myself in my head, “What’s so good about that spice?”  Previously, when it came to Indian […]

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Garlic • nature’s incredible herb

By |August 18th, 2015|

Oh garlic you pungent herb you.  This innocuous bulb has been used for centuries for both food and as medicine.  These days, garlic is used to treat conditions ranging from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and heart attack to […]

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Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to our health

By |August 10th, 2015|

Antibiotic resistance, technically antibiotic resistant bacteria, is major issue in medicine, and a big threat to prevention of bacterial infections in the future.  Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial […]