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Scientists Discover That Bacteria Have a Collective Memory

By Josh Richardson Individual bacterial cells have short memories. But groups of bacteria can develop a collective memory that can increase their tolerance… Collective motion can be observed in biological systems over a wide range of length scales, from large animals to bacteria because collective systems always work better for adaptation than those which are…

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Copper Destroys MRSA at a Touch

New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper can destroy MRSA spread by touching and fingertip contamination of surfaces. Frequently-touched surfaces in busy areas – such as hospitals, transport hubs and public buildings – are at high risk of community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitiveStaphylococcus aureus…

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5 Essential Oils to Keep You Healthy Through Cold and Flu Season

By Yelena Sukhoterina Essential oils, or volatile oils derived from plant material, have shown great benefits during the cold and flu season. Many essential oils have strong antibacterial and anti-viral properties. They help protect against viruses, as well as promote quicker recovery if you are already sick. Essential oils can be used in a humidifier to…

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Its Leaves Build Blood, Help Epilepsy, Fight Infections and Arthritis

By John Summerly Moringa oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value and medicinal benefits. Different parts of Moringa contain a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, amino acids and various phenolics. It possesses antitumor, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, antihypertensive, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antibacterial and antifungal…

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This Is Why You Absolutely Need To Stop Wearing Shoes In Your House

By David Benjamin Have you ever been to someone’s home and they have all the shoes by the front door outside of the house? I have had several friends mostly from eastern and/or Asian families who do this. I always found it interesting personally considering growing up not many of my friends and family kept…

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Studies Reveal “Smudging” Eliminates Dangerous Bacteria in the Air

By Laura W. Smudging – or the ceremonial and ritual burning of medicinal and fragrant herbs and resins of specific plants for spiritual cleansing, is an ancient practice that has been honored and carried out the world over in cultures spanning the centuries. It is also one that is finding a great surge of added…

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Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

Finding suggests that ‘Western’ lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have…

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Antimicrobial Products Promote Bacteria Buildup In Human Noses

An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and could predispose some people to infection. Researchers at the University of Michigan report their findings this week in a study published in mBio®, the online open-access…

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Garlic Substance Effective Against Even The Strongest Bacteria

Garlic contains a substance that is particularly effective in encounters with even the hardiest bacterial strains. A young researcher at the University of Copenhagen will soon be defending his PhD thesis on the positive properties of the malodorous plant. Aggressive multi-resistant infections constitute an increasing health problem all over the world. Bacteria are developing resistance…

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