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    ARE you suffering from corona-bloat? Celebs are taking to social media to share pictures of their bulging bellies and experts say lockdown could be to blame for the tummy troubles. 11Malin Andersson posted a video showing her bloated belly during her period, but admitted her tummy changes regularly 11Zara McDermott posted a 'before' and 'after' of her tum, writing 'this doesn’t do justice to how bad my bloating can get!' Loose Women’s Saira Khan, model Vogue Williams, reality star Lucy Mecklenburgh and actress Gemma Atkinson have all posted snaps of their swollen midriffs. Clinical nutritionist Suzie Sawyer says we may have underestimated how much our bodies have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Suzie, who specialises in female health and runs...
    As of late, you have likely been seeing a plethora of UV-C-powered gadgets designed to eliminate germs, bacteria, and viruses in a matter of seconds. But, do they really work? According to the FDA, while UV light should not be treated as a replacement for mask-wearing and frequent hand washing, it is indeed “a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces.” If you want to add a UV-C light to your growing arsenal of safety measures, you should check out these 30 options that are on sale right now. With savings up to 75% off, you will find massive discounts on everything from UV wands to bacteria-killing phone accessories. UV Wands UV-WandPro: Rechargeable UV Light Device Sanitizer, on sale...
    WEARING contact lenses can be uncomfortable and cleaning them can be tricky. Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway ended up in hospital earlier this week with an eye injury and was left "embarrassed" when her doctor pulled out a six-day-old lens from her eye ball. 4There are some things you should just never do with contact lensesCredit: Comstock Images - Getty Kate Garraway told Good Morning Britain viewers about her injury The 52-year-old had a piece of an old lens in her eye and had developed a nasty infection. She told her co-stars on Good Morning Britain this morning: "A team of eye nurses were baffled, absolutely baffled. "Then eventually, after having drops, they found it was actually a contact...
    When it comes to gut health, prebiotics play an important role—but what exactly is prebiotic fiber, and how do you get it into your diet? Many of us have heard of probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics have countless health benefits; they help our bodies with nutrient absorption, maintain digestive health, and even play a part in regulating our mood. It’s no wonder so many health experts recommend consuming probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, and other fermented foods. Related Reading: A Diet Rich in Kimchi and Sauerkraut Could Help Fight Coronavirus Probiotics are important for overall health, but there’s another component to a healthy gut that is equally important. It’s called prebiotic fiber (also known as just “prebiotics”), and...
    Adorable puppy rescued from wildfire rubble in Northern California Heres why Trader Joe’s employees are so peppy Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/18 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Absolute Germiest Place in Your Home, Study...
    ALIENS could be living in the clouds of planet Venus, a Nasa-backed study says. Researchers claim simple microbial life forms might exist in the upper atmosphere of the world dubbed Earth’s evil twin. 2 Could aliens be living on Venus? Nasa says there may be life on the rocky planet - but it's likely only bacteria could survive in its harsh climateCredit: Getty - Contributor Mysterious dark patches have been detected by space probes in its clouds. They appear to resemble the light-absorbing properties of bacteria on Earth, boffins say. Venus is a rocky world similar in size to ours, but incredibly inhospitable at the surface. The temperature is twice the maximum setting in a kitchen oven and it rains...
    (CNN)Can't stomach the plastic pollution that washes up on beaches, kills sea life and makes its way into the food chain? Well mealworms can -- literally.Growing to more than 2cm long, mealworms are the larval stage of the mealworm beetle. Scientists have known for some time now about their ability to eat certain plastics, and researchers are now learning more about what's going on inside mealworms and replicating the process outside them. It takes around 3,000 to 4,000 mealworms about a week to eat one Styrofoam coffee cup, and it's the bacteria living in their guts that break down the plastic, says Anja Malawi Brandon, a PhD candidate at Stanford University researching the subject. When mealworms eat polystyrene -- the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As the battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues, many companies are touting products that claim to kill dangerous pathogens in the air, or on surfaces, using ultraviolet light. However, questions remain regarding how effective these products — from lamps to wands — can actually be at preventing the spread of the infection. Scientists are warning consumers to beware of false claims. On a hot August day, Goettl technician Brian Jimenez climbs into an attic in a Simi Valley home to install a UV light in the air conditioning unit. Jimenez says the tiny UV light will reduce the amount of bacteria or viruses circulating in the air. “Once the pandemic occurred, we saw a huge rise...
    It was a setup: Pelosi snips at salon that publicized her rule-violating visit Jobs that could grow during the pandemic and recession 5 ingredients a dermatologist would never put in her homemade skincare, and the 1 that she swears by © Provided by INSIDER Beards do carry germs -- but not any more than bare skin. Superb Images / Getty Images DIY skincare made from ingredients in your pantry can be cost-effective, but might not be the safest option for your skin. Stay away from isopropyl alcohol and citrus juice as toner, toothpaste as an acne treatment, and essential oils as scents in your homemade products, a dermatologist told Insider. Tea bags are one household item you can...
    Health officials are warning parents and students returning to in-person instruction that COVID-19 might not be the only health risk they should be concerned about.  Traces of Legionella — the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires disease — have been found at multiple schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania after months of sitting empty during the pandemic-related lockdowns.  "This is a really serious topic, and the detection of Legionella at eight schools in the last week alone, three more yesterday, is a serious discovery," Andrew Whelton, an associate professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University, told CBSN. "We haven't really done much testing in the United States. There are no regulations that require either testing or disclosure of test...
    Matthew Rozsa August 30, 2020 2:00PM (UTC) A new study reveals that clumps of bacteria managed to survive on the outside of the International Space Station — completely exposed to the harsh conditions of outer space — by hiding and then thriving under the remains of dead bacteria. Japanese scientists learned this while performing an experiment meant to test the panspermia hypothesis, the idea that spores and other forms of microscopic life may be able to spread organisms from one planet to another by somehow finding a way to survive the extreme temperatures, high radiation levels and airless, nutrient-free conditions of outer space. In their recent article published in Frontiers in Microbiology, scientists describe how they placed dried cell pellets of the...
    Mosquitoes infected with a unique bacteria have led to a 'staggering' drop in dengue fever in Indonesia, researchers say. Dengue, a tropical virus that causes high fever and aches, infects some 400 million people each year and kills up to 25,000. Scientists released millions of mosquitoes injected with Wolbachia, a bacterium that prevents them from transmitting the virus. The team found that dengue infections were 77 percent lower in treated neighborhoods, compared to areas not exposed to the infected insects.  Scroll down for video  Scientists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, infecting mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia, a bacterium that prevents them from transmitting dengue fever. Neighborhoods that were treated with the infected insects reported 77 percent fewer cases of dengue than areas...
    You should be replacing your towels every one to three years and swapping out your shower curtain every three to six months, a team of bathroom experts have revealed. Australian lifestyle company Bed Threads shared how often common items in the bathroom, including toothbrushes, bath mats and loofahs, should be replaced in order to maintain hygiene and prevent health issues. It's recommended to replace bath mats every two years and your toothbrush every three to six months to reduce the likelihood of a build-up of bacteria and unwanted particles. You should be replacing your towels every one to three years and swapping out your shower curtain every three to six months, a team of bathroom experts have revealed Towels:...
    Bacteria can survive for up to three years in space, according to scientists who studied colonies of microbes outside the International Space Station.  Researchers responsible for the Japanese Tanpopo experiment on the ISS say the discovery means alien life could be common - hopping from planet-to-planet.   Colonies of microbes at least 0.02 inches thick - thinner than a piece of paper - are resistant to the extreme cold and high radiation levels in space, researchers found.  Only those at the surface of the colony facing outer space die - they sacrifice themselves and form a protective layer for the rest of the colony underneath.  The discovery means these colonies of microbes could travel between Earth and Mars or any other...
    (CNN)A type of bacteria that is highly resistant to radiation and other environmental hazards survived outside of the International Space Station for three years, according to a new study. The Japanese Tanpopo mission involved including pellets of dried Deinococcus bacteria within aluminum plates that were placed in exposure panels outside of the space station. Deinococcus bacteria is found on Earth and has been nicknamed Conan the Bacterium by scientists for its ability to survive cold, dehydration and acid. It's known as the most radiant-resistant life form in the "Guinness Book of World Records." It can resist 3,000 times the amount of radiation that would kill a human and was first isolated in cans of meat subjected to sterilizing radiation.The bacterial...
    Plastic pollution in our oceans could spread fatal diseases into the food chain through farmed seafoods such as mussels and oysters, scientists warn. Microplastics – plastic particles less than 5 millimetres in diameter – can come from larger plastic products that have broken down, textile fibres, cigarette filters or even beauty products.  Microplastics that enter our waters may act as a long-distance transport mechanism for human and animal pathogens, such as bacteria, to spread into new areas. Even these ultra-tiny plastic particles encourage the formation of biofilms – a community of microbes that form a slimy layer on the surface. Molluscs such as mussels and oysters have a filter feeding system that makes them very susceptible to ingesting these contaminated plastic...
    As the world grapples with COVID-19, another pandemic has gone mostly unnoticed. Each year, 700,000 people — including as many as 160,000 Americans — lose their lives to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. My 18-month-old son Simon was one of them. He woke up one morning screaming in agony. Within 24 hours, he died from a drug-resistant infection that doctors were powerless to stop. Had effective antibiotics been available, he would still be with us today. Jump-starting research into these medicines — whether through government grants or private initiatives — needs to be a national priority. Without such efforts, millions of families will suffer the horrible loss ours did. Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, the phenomenon by which bacteria and fungi evolve and become...
    The most common way to get the bubonic plague is through a bite from an infected flea. George D. Lepp/Getty Images You can treat the bubonic plague with antibiotics. It's important to seek treatment immediately because otherwise, the bubonic plague is very deadly. There are roughly several hundred cases of bubonic plague annually and it usually turns up in areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Peru, Madagascar. This article was medically reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice.  The bubonic plague is a deadly bacterial infection, caused by Yersinia pestis. In the 14th century, before treatment was available,...
    COVID-19 : Photo: Rich Davis If you’re still in doubt about the mask’s true utility, then this striking scientist-led experiment should change your mind. The proof in pictures… “What is a mask for? Here is a crucial question that Richard Davis tried to answer. And in just 42 seconds, he really succeeded in picturing what it means to wear that little piece of cloth. To convince as many people as possible, this head of the clinical microbiology laboratory at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical center in Spokane (Washington), carried out a simple experiment. He chose “to sneeze, sing, speak and cough, with or without a mask, near Petri dishes”, used for culturing microorganisms. And in less than a minute, the...
    We hear a good bit about probiotic rich (fermented) foods, don’t we? They’re all the rage right now, along with prebiotics which are just as important. When choosing meals, it’s important to choose both foods with good bacteria (probiotic-rich foods), which foods such as miso, coconut water kefir, dairy-free yogurts, raw cacao, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh and other choices are a great place to start, but these foods aren’t the only thing your gut needs for good health. It’s also a smart choice to choose foods that contain certain fibers and natural sugars that feed those good bacteria, known as prebiotics. Prebiotic foods are like fuel for good bacteria. They have certain fibrous carbohydrates that nourish the good bacteria to help it to grow....
    Health authorities continue to place emphasis on good and frequent hand washing (and subsequent drying) to prevent the spread of the virus He hand washing with soap and for at least 20 seconds it has become a fundamental part of our routine after the health authorities have put the emphasis on repeating it frequently to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But hand drying is something that hasn’t been paid attention to. The hand dryers that are normally in public toilets are the ones that have the most general doubts since some Research suggests that removing water from your hands can also spread germs on clothing and surfaces.. The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) points...
    The chemical culprit behind body odour has been identified by scientists.  An enzyme made by bacteria which reside in human armpits has been found to produce the pungent scent we know as BO.  Dubbed the 'BO enzyme', it is made by bacteria called Staphylococcus hominis which humans inherited from our now-extinct ancient ancestors.  Scroll down for video   An enzyme made by bacteria which reside in human armpits has been found to produce the pungent scent we know as BO (stock) Researchers from the University of York worked with Unilever and discovered body odour has likely plagued Homo sapiens since we first evolved.  We inherited it from our more primitive predecessors and now the smelly bacteria call our armpits home.   ...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — KDKA investigator Meghan Schiller enlisted the help of a local laboratory to see if all face coverings are equally effective. As the mask debate continues to play out across the nation, Pennsylvanians face the reality of wearing masks with no end in sight. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller went to find out if one mask reigns supreme. “This is called a sheep’s blood ager plate and it’s typical in any lab,” said microbiologist Jack Rihs. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Rihs invited our cameras into Special Pathogens Laboratory to cough it out and see what sticks. To stay safe, KDKA’s Meghan Schiller took her temperature that morning and remained in one room for the duration of the experiment. Rihs wore his...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail The microbiota is a set of microorganisms found in the body and that cplay important roles in health and diseaseAnd, in addition, it acts as another organ. The microbiota is essential for have good digestive healthbecause it helps protect the digestive system from other opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms (disease-causing), in addition to stimulating the immune system and helping to carry out part of the digestion. Dr. Mileidis San Juan Acosta, specialist in the Digestive System and head of the Committee of Foundational Activities of the Spanish Foundation of the Digestive System (FEAD) points out: «In the digestive tract there are between 10 and 100 billion bacteria, which represents a mass weighing almost 2 kilos. It is...
    Taking hormone replacement therapy to cope with the menopause could protect women from common infections. New evidence suggests HRT may help fight off urinary tract infections (UTI) - an issue that effects up to 60 per cent of women. Researchers from the University of Texas, Dallas, found women who took HRT had a greater variety of beneficial bacteria in their urine, which they believe reduces the risk of urinary infections. Oestrogen contained in HRT is thought to encourage the growth of these beneficial bacteria. Researchers have found that taking HRT may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections The researchers assessed bacterial DNA from 75 postmenopausal women - 25 who had never had a UTI, 25 who had suffered...
    LG’s flagship Tone Free wireless earbuds have arrived in the US with a feature you don’t see every day. They come with LG’s UVnano charging case that the company claims can kill 99.9 percent of bacteria with ultraviolet light during the charging cycle — a notable feature during a pandemic. LG said that the claim has been confirmed by UL Verify, which tested it with Staphylococcus and other bacteria, though not with any viruses, apparently. If you’re not that germophobic, the Tone Free (aka FN6) has other features you’d expect on flagship earbuds. They offer more comfortable canal-type design that provides a better ear seal, though no active noise cancellation. However, there’s an ambient sound mode that helps you hear...
    Crispr’s potential for curing inherited disease has made headlines, including at WIRED, for years. ( Here, here, here, and here.) Finally, at least for one family, the gene editing technology is turning out to deliver more hope than hype. A year after 34-year-old Victoria Gray received an infusion of billions of Crispr’d cells, NPR reported last week that those cells were still alive and alleviating the complications of her sickle cell disease. Researchers say it’s still too soon to call it a cure. But as the first person with a genetic disorder to be successfully treated with Crispr in the US, it’s a huge milestone. And with dozens more clinical trials currently in progress, Crispr is just getting started. Yet...
    Coronavirus — He mandatory use of masks In certain situations, practically every day we go out into the street, we have to do it with it on. A new normal to which we will have to get used to in the coming months. The mask is one of the measures taken to contain the spread of the virus, in addition to social distancing and regular hand washing. However, it is not only worth carrying it, and carrying it well, but it must also be cleaned correctly to avoid containing harmful bacteria. Estanislao Nistal, virologist and professor of microbiology at CEU San Pablo University, speaks at NIUS on the consequences of poor cleaning of the masks. “People are not aware...
    Egg whites are often promoted as a healthy choice since they’re the cholesterol-free, fat-free, and low-calorie option in replacement to egg yolks. And yes, egg whites are high in protein, only 25 calories per 1/4 cup, fat-free, carb-free, and completely dairy-free. They’re often recommended to people with high blood pressure since they’re free of cholesterol and saturated fats, and are a top food among most dieters and fitness enthusiasts. So what’s the problem? Well, besides the fact that eggs come from the result of a hen’s menstrual cycle, egg whites have much more lurking in them than you might imagine. Egg whites may help you lose weight, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only food you can eat to maintain...
    Breaking News — Lorca (Murcia), Jul 6 . .- The National Center for Microbiology in Majadahonda (Madrid) analyzes the samples taken from a nursing baby from Lorca (Murcia) that appears to be infected by a bacterium capable of producing cholera. The Murcian Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas, to questions from journalists about the state of the child, whose admission to the Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia transpired this weekend, has said that it is “a dramatic case”. As indicated, everything indicates that the minor is affected by a bacterium “vibrio cholerae”, although it does not have to be the type that generates the toxin that triggers cholera. The Murcia Ministry of Health is waiting for the laboratories...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Action News teamed up with a Fresno State microbiologist in an attempt to settle the great mask debate.Scientists have pointed to simple cloth masks as effective tools in slowing the coronavirus, but that hasn't quite settled the issue.Two weeks into California's mask requirement, even one of Hollywood's scariest masked characters is promoting face coverings."Behind the mask, I'm just a regular guy," said Friday the 13th villain Jason Voorhees in a public service announcement designed to convince New Yorkers to wear a mask for protection.But plenty of people are still fighting to free their faces and arguing masks don't help.So we decided to check with the scientists.Fresno State microbiologist Dr. Tricia Van Laar coughed and sneezed and talked...
    Australian dentists have revealed the common changes in your tongue that could be telling you something more sinister about your health - including white patches, sore lumps and swelling. Experts from the Emergency Dentist Sydney explained how the tongue can provide clues about your overall health and when a seemingly innocent change could warrant a trip to the doctor.   These include a sudden white patch on the tongue, a 'strawberry' like appearance and unusual or painful lumps.  Australian dentists have revealed the common signs your tongue may be trying to warn you about your health - including white patches, sore lumps or swelling (stock image) White patches on the tongue usually develop from poor oral hygiene, smoking or...
    All life on Earth is made up of DNA molecules and they have a natural 'right-handed' bias - now scientists believe this is down to cosmic rays blasting the young Earth.  Before bacteria evolved on Earth, self-replicating molecules were turning from matter to life - half had a right-handed bias and half a left-bias. They were under a constant shower of energetic particles from space called cosmic rays, and particles that reached Earth from this radiation had a right-bias. Stanford researchers claim these cosmic rays caused small adaptations in the successful replicating molecules, allowing the right-handed matter to win out.   This dominance is demonstrated in the way the double helix of a DNA strand presents itself - if you could climb...
    Researchers in Switzerland have discovered a trove of new bacteria in the country's thawing permafrost that could be useful in breaking down plastic waste. A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) collected samples from the permafrost on Schafberg mountain in the eastern Alps. According to WSL's Beat Frey, the team has so far identified 10 new species of hypothermic bacteria from these samples, as well as a new kind of yeast, Researchers collected samples from permafrost on Schafberg mountain (pictured above) and found a new species of bacteria believed to be at least 13 million years old Frey estimates that there might be over 100 more undiscovered bacteria species in...
    New York — The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest lifestyles, it is the key to preventing diseases, living longer and better. It is considered an extraordinary ally of intestinal health, know the reasons Today Mediterranean diet It is considered as one of the healthier, nutritious food plans and with greater therapeutic potential. What happens is that beyond being “one more diet” is a valuable cultural heritage, which represents a balanced lifestyle than promote and celebrate various cooking techniques, customs, celebrations, activities and above all an exceptional list of typical products that are distinguished as powerful medicinal foods. Following the foundations of the Mediterranean diet is associated with long list of therapeutic benefits, among the main ones...
    (CNN)Here is some background information about MRSA.Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin and amoxicillin. A MRSA infection can be fatal.AboutStaphylococcus aureus bacteria are commonly found on the skin and in the noses of healthy people.Skin infections from staph bacteria are called staph infections; staph bacteria are one of the most common causes of skin infection in the United States.Read MoreStaph bacteria are a common cause of pneumonia, surgical wound and bloodstream infections.Most of these infections can be treated without antibiotics.Thirty three percent of the population is colonized with staph and approximately one percent is colonized with MRSA. "Colonized" means bacteria is present but doesn't cause infection.Types of MRSA Infections(Source: The...
    Did you know that your phone, keys and other small items can be home to tons of bacteria and pathogens? If you’re in a pinch, anti-bacterial wipes can serve as a great tool. Unfortunately, many stores are still struggling to keep them in stock during this unprecedented time, plus, they contain chemicals that can be harmful to sensitive groups. Thankfully, there’s the UVSHIELD+ 360° Phone Sanitizer Box to help keep bacteria at bay, and it’s on sale right now for nearly 30% off its usual price. This device, which has been tested by a 3rd party lab to show its effectiveness, can be used to sanitize your keys, glasses, remote, cellphone, and so much more. And, unlike other sanitizer boxes,...