A quiet revolution in how we understand the gut has happened since we have been able to map the full diversity of the bugs that live inside us. One recent finding reported in the New York Times is that, while we don't digest artificial sweeteners, our gut bugs can. Great, we might think. Calories for …
Last year 118 children were paralyzed in the U.S.
workers using protective gear need to be aware that any speck of blood, picked up and stuck in a mouth or rubbed in an eye, is a potential infectious agent long after the patient has died
If you think you know the answer, it might be worth reading the post, because it's likely you didn't pick the sugar.
If patients somewhere in the world get this information and it helps them look at a different treatment plan with their doctors, then the time I spent finding all of this on medline will be worth it.
"God made dirt and dirt don't hurt." According to a doctor who is the child of a pediatrician.
Will we be seeing doctors infect children at high risk for asthma with heliobacter as a preventative?
your chances of getting Flesh Eating Bacterial infection in your lifetime are infintessimally small. Go spent your time reading about the debauched lives of celebrities or some other more worthwhile pursuit. Good. Now that we've thinned the herd, lets get to the business of protecting your family against this nasty.
In order not to confuse the poor public, the media is not reporting that both of these illnesses are probably caused by different bacteria. And yes, for all those out there who think, "strep, I've had strep." Having strep does not mean your face will fall off.
Once you get infected, its not so easy to get well. The wound needs to be cleaned and sterilized. Then you need the right antibiotic to kill the wee beastie.