Bacteria

Dr Oz Talks About Yeast: The Hidden Cause of your Exhaustion.

Are you suffering from yeast overgrowth? Yeast are not bacteria. It’s a more highly evolved life form that can also make you sick and cause an array of diverse and nonspecific symptoms.

Normally, the lining of your intestines is covered with thousands of species of bacteria, some fungi, and even some viruses and parasites.

Dr.Oz Talks About Yeast

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Should You Take a Probiotic?

Maddie Oatman says, a few years ago, after a gnarly bout of giardia earned from a few months studying in India, and the ensuing rounds of antibiotics prescribed to kill the bugs, I began to take a probiotic supplement to recoup. I was hoping for something to help me digest, and for some new microorganisms to repopulate my intestine and fend off bad bacteria.

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Probiotics Help Beat Campylobacter in Chickens

In the search to find ways to lessen the transmission of foodborne disease from poultry products, researchers in Spain and Finland have found that probiotic products used by humans helped to reduce colonisation of the chicken gut with Campylobacter bacteria. According to researchers from Spain & Finland, probiotics used for humans showed promise at decreasing the colonisation of the chicken gut with Campylobacter.

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Strain Of Probiotic May Help Treat Ulcers Caused By Helicobacter Pylori

According to an article published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a strain of probiotic bacteria that may help alleviate ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori has been identified by Spanish scientists.


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Mobile Phones a Source of Hospital-acquired Infections.

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at the Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, tested the telephones of physicians and nurses in hospital operating rooms as well as intensive care units. They found that about 95% were contaminated with bacteria of different types, including the 'superbug', MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), thus potentially causing infections ranging from relatively minor skin complaints to life-threatening illness. Only 10% of staff regularly cleaned their phone.

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Crohn's Disease Gene Discovered

Researchers at McGill University, Canada, have discovered DNA variations in a gene that increases susceptibility to developing Crohn's Disease.

Their study was published in the January issue of the Journal Nature Genetics.

The researchers pinpointed DNA sequence variants in a gene region called NLRP3 that are associated with increased susceptibility to Crohn's Disease.

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