Triclosan, an ingredient in antibacterial soaps, has been found in the blood and body fat of most people. Now, an animal study finds that Triclosan weakens heart muscle when present at the quantities (relative to body weight) found in humans. Triclosan disrupts the calcium channels that regulate muscle contraction. (In the way, it opposes the [...]
Babies who receive antibiotics are significantly more likely to be overweight as toddlers, finds the New York University School of Medicine.
Ranchers have used antibiotics to fatten livestock for decades. The animal research shows that antibiotics change the gut flora towards microbes that promote obesity.
Now, human studies are confirming this link.
While antibiotics [...]
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All of us have the bacteria Staph Aureus on our skin, and most of the time this causes no problem. However, in response to farming practices and antibiotic use, Staph Aureus can mutate and become more aggressive.
Methocillin resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) is an aggressive and antibiotic resistant form of the bacteria that can cause [...]
Q: Everyone at work seems to have a cold, flu, or sinus infection. What should I do to protect myself ? – Denise in Tulsa
1) Wash hands frequently
Read what happened to the frequency of illness in an elementary school that scheduled hand washing 4 times daily.
Then, check out our tips on [...]
Wondering why E Coli outbreaks turn up on spinach? Why there’s more antibiotic resistant bugs?
Hesitant to eat hamburger since reading about “pink slime“? Us too!
For the answers and an entertaining video, click here.
Looking for meat and dairy products that are delicious and virtuous? Check out the Tulsa Clean Food Market and the [...]
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection impacts response to treatment for head and neck cancer, Georgetown researchers find.
Previous studies have found that head and neck cancer patients have a better prognosis if they are positive for the HPV virus. In new research, HPV status also guided treatment choices. Patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancer [...]
Staph aureus can cause conditions varying from minor skin infections to more serious wound infections and even sepsis. With the rise of antibiotic resistant strains such as MRSA, scientists seek new ways to eradicate Staph aureus.
In a small clinical trial, cranberry juice prevented adherence of staph aureus and blocked the formation of bacterial biofilm, [...]
Q: I’m a school teacher. As part of my job, I have to spray hand sanitizers on myself and the kids several times a day. I’ve read that not all hand sanitizers are kid-safe. What would you recommend? – Ann in Bixby
A: Hand sanitizers can be a great way to prevent the spread of [...]
A strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV) is being linked to some cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
Read the full story here.
While HPV is clearly linked to cervical carcinoma and other pelvic tumor types, new information is now associating it with other cancers such as those involving the head, neck, and [...]